V14 - 10th ICSE JAVA
My name is Saravanan G and I along with my friends Mohan and Nahush passed out of engineering college about 10 years ago.
We started as software engineers in MNC companies and at the same time started teaching computers to students during our free time. We felt that in a world where the future is a lot about Automation, when the next generation and machines/computers will work together, our system of teaching may not be really helping our children learn, get attracted to and love computers and programming, the way it should.
Slowly, through experience we found that our doubts are real and also that the students we were teaching with our raw passion, were indeed getting transformed. We started getting busy. Soon, we were not able to balance the job and our passion and in Jan of 2014, we quit our jobs, invested our savings and started TechSparx to now full time get into our passion, which we have now made it our mission.
We have now created a module and deliver it with the same passion such that 100+ programs we can impart knowledge around programming, such that our students may walk in with a fear or dislike of this topic but will walkaway having dispelled their fears and most important start loving this subject. Once this class is over, there will be no looking back. We will teach the foundations and then slowly but surely build interest and knowledge.
We also feel happy that we thus also play a part in nation building as we help create a confident and knowledgeable next generation who will be at ease in the new world where computers and programming will be required to survive and thrive.
The 2 quotes which inspire us are :
1. "A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination and instil a love of learning" - Brad Henry
2. "Tell me and I forget. teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin.