“Young mothers like me are empowered with Cuemath!”
Ramika loved challenges and she absolutely loved to challenge herself all the time. Being a topper in school and college wasn’t enough, she wanted to conquer her physical capabilities too and chose the NCC Air Wing. With her shrewdness, she got a chance to participate in the Pilot Aptitude Battery Test (PABT) and even cleared that. Becoming a pilot however evaded her due to medical reasons. After completing her Bsc, with the “best student of the year” title, Ramika worked as a lecturer and later for Infosys. After a year and a half in Infosys, she worked with AMDOCS in Pune for 8 years.
“I got the opportunity to work for a client based in Finland and spent a year abroad” she informs me. “After returning from Finland, I got promoted to a Group Leader”
So how did someone with so many achievements and experiences decide to become a Cuemath teacher?
“Well, when my son was born, I wanted to dedicate myself to him and his development. I was in a different phase then, away from the professional life, close to my baby and I cherished every minute of it” she explained.
Ramika enjoyed spending time with her son but once he started growing up, she realised that she needed to do something to fill some of her time. But how?
“I couldn’t even think of looking for a full time job. My son was very attached to me.”
That’s when she decided that she wanted to try teaching. However, she shrugged off the idea of teaching in a school since schools demanded hours. Ramika came across Cuemath on Facebook and felt that it fit her necessity.
“Cuemath didn’t ask for a B.Ed degree and it seemed like an apt platform for me” she said.
Ramika wanted to do something at home which would be flexible and provide her with job satisfaction. She felt that the program was designed well and did not enquire about other programs and tuition classes. She went ahead and signed up.
“I was actually quite confident about it, even though my marketing and networking skills at that time were zero.”
Initially when Ramika faced difficulty because she didn’t know the people around, she used the material given to her by the Cuemath team to promote her center.
“The initial support from Cuemath was just fantastic. Everything was well organized and I work really well in organized environments! I had the feeling of working with an MNC”
Ramika explains that the personalised support, initial hand holding etc. gave her a good momentum and in no time she had her batches full and now gets bombarded with enquiries.
“All my inhibitions went away when Cuemath came into my life. I’m doing a lot of new things now.”
Ramika thinks that because of her association with Cuemath, she is now famous in her society. Initially she had to go out and speak about Cuemath but now she just needs to manage her students and look at new enquiries.
“At the end of the day I feel great because, I’m on my own, I’m my own boss and I’m helping children.”
Ramika has spent six months as a Cuemath teacher and currently teaches 31 students. She explains that two of her students were average scorers but after joining Cuemath, they’ve started scoring in the 90s.
One parent called Ramika to say that her grade 4 daughter disliked math a lot and had no interest in it. After a Cuemath Benchmark Test, the child was enrolled with Cuemath and now she looks forward to her classes and told her one day “Ma’am, now I like math!”
Ramika explains that Cuemath is not a simple partnership, it’s a revolution. She says that one does not work in isolation but will feel like part of a big family.
“Cuemath has empowered mothers like me to do things. They understand the ground reality and come up with ideas that can be easily implemented by young mothers.”
Ramika further stresses on the fact that the training takes place at very convenient times, usually when the children are asleep and from the comfort of the teachers homes. “They’ve thought through the entire process” explained the teacher.
What do parents look at when selecting a program?
“Most parents tell me that they want more practise, or deep learning or just marks. Depending on their requirement I tell them that Cuemath covers math end to end and not as a subject. It engages the child and teaches logically. I also give them the example that when I attended my Infosys test, I had 10-12 puzzle questions and not much on IT.
So ultimately Cuemath helps the child gear up for the future!”
Any final thoughts?
“Well, Cuemath has simply added more colour to my wonderful journey of motherhood!” Ramika says before signing off.