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Born in Kancheepuram in the year 1968, in a small town in the state of Tamilnadu, completed most of my early education in Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.. Completed MSc( Mathematics); B.Ed ( Mathematics and Computer Education) from University of Madras, joined the Good Shepherd family as a Post Graduate trained teacher in Mathematics in 1997 (after working for 4 years as a higher secondary teacher in Spartan Schools, Chennai. Tamilnadu, India. )
During the tenure at Good Shepherd International School, been serving in the department of Mathematics for over 20 years and has taught various curricula namely ICSE(Indian Certificate of Secondary education ), ISC (Indian School Certificate), IGCSE(International General Certificate of Secondary Education), AICE ( Advanced International Certificate Examination, both Advanced and Advanced Subsidiary levels) and the IB DP (International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, both Standard and Higher level).(At present teaching IBDP Math HL for the May 2019 batch.)
In addition to teaching, active in organizing Inter-house Quiz competitions, served as House Master, has coordinated escort trips to Mumbai before and after vacation.
Also been a chaperone for students who attended the NASA space camp at Huntsville, Alabama, USA.
Served as the Coordinator of the Higher Secondary Section (Grade XI and XII) for 5 years and currently serving as Coordinator, Curriculum, and Professional Development & Head of Department of Mathematics.
During the tenure as Coordinator, has held many administrative responsibilities.
Has been instrumental in setting Mathematics Labs in all sections of the school.
Had played an active role as Head of Section F (School Culture and Partnership for learning) in the accreditation process of the Council of International schools.
Was also a member of the CIS Steering Committee which motivates/ supports all other teams during the Accreditation Process.
Had been actively involved as Head of Section C – Curriculum in the IB five year review process.( twice )
Has attended many workshops, conferences, subject specific seminars both in India and abroad.
Is instrumental in integrating ICT in curriculum documentation, managing assessments for IB DP, design and layout of new classrooms and so on.
At present working as a Coordinator – Curriculum and Professional development, Head of department of Mathematics.
Regularly conducts professional development sessions for the members of staff of Good Shepherd International School.
Also organizes, counsels and assists students of the Higher Secondary Section in the career guidance /admission process of reputed Universities in India and abroad.
Wife is working in this institution as the Vice Principal of the Junior Campus of the school.
Travels widely, reads and enjoys living in Ooty with wife and son, Akshay. who is in IHM- Aurangabad – doing his BA ( Honours in Culinary Arts )
Like to travel and explore a lot
Passionate to be a Teacher Trainer
Love to teach and learn Mathematics
I offer a complimentary one-hour service to get an overview of the teaching and learning process in your school. After this initial consultation, I follow up with the school to recommend an appropriate service for their teaching & learning needs.
I am available on an hourly basis to give School Leadership team advice about the concept based curriculum design and instruction for deep understanding
Suresh Thangarajan offers a variety of services from one to three-day face to face workshops and school partnerships providing courses to support the implementation of a concept based and inquiry led curriculum. He also delivers six-week long online Concept-Based Mathematics courses for K to 12 educators. He also offers a variety of professional development services that can be tailored to your specific needs.
I understand that each School's requirements and needs are unique to them. Tell me more about what you're looking for, and I will get back to you soon with some ideas.