“When I was young, I always knew that I wanted to become a teacher someday. As an 8-year-old, I would often gather my teddy bears and pretend to teach them. It was then that I figured out, I would remember concepts as I would play-teach. My innate love for self-learning fuelled my interest in teaching.”
That was Namratha Madan, our Senior Academic Specialist in this week’s edition of A Day In The Life Of. Our series where BYJUites offer a glimpse into their typical workday, from a morning ritual they religiously follow to how they unwind after a long day at work. In this edition, Namratha shares her journey into teaching, what excites her outside of her role and how her mother became her biggest support system.
What’s your typical workday like?
I joined BYJU’S in 2020. My day usually begins with some dedicated reading time. Once I log in, I create my to-do list and take training sessions for Academic Specialists. The rest of my day is spent jumping in and out of meetings with teammates.
When did you discover your passion for teaching?
When I was young, I always knew that I wanted to become a teacher someday. As an 8-year-old, I would often gather my teddy bears and pretend to teach them. When my mother would come back from work, she would ask me questions from my textbook and I could answer them all. It was then that I figured out, I would remember concepts as I would play-teach. My innate love for self-learning fuelled my interest in teaching.
Can you tell us a bit more about your background?
I am a city girl. I grew up in Bangalore and did my graduation in microbiology from Mount Carmel College here itself. Then I went on to pursue my Masters in biomedical science from Scotland. Moving to a different country was a bit overwhelming initially but connecting with people from culturally different backgrounds taught me to be more empathetic. Another thing I learned while I was away from home was cooking. When I’m not working, you can find me cooking some wholesome South-Indian meals for friends and family.
What’s one of your favourite things about working at BYJU’S?
For me, the desire to create an impact is what inspires me the most. Interacting with students, listening to their problems and figuring out how to solve them has been super rewarding. I also enjoy the opportunity to work with some of the best minds who are equally motivated to positively impact lives. My mentor Ankita Srivastava has guided me throughout my journey at BYJU’S, starting with my interview process to taking sessions and now training teachers.
What excites you outside of your role?
I love travelling. Apart from travelling, I am also passionate about photography. Whenever I get a chance, I take my camera with me to capture sunsets. I’ve always been drawn to sunsets and I enjoy sharing these clicks on my social media.
What’s your daily source of inspiration?
Definitely my mother! She has been my support system since I was a child. I lost my dad when I was 3 and since then she has taken care of me and supported me in everything I do. Like most of us, I too faced many challenges and difficulties while growing up, but she stood beside me through it all because of the amazing and independent woman she is. She taught me to keep pursuing my passions no matter what.
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