Mumbai, Hyderabad & across India
Dr. S.V. Gomathi (PhD in Education) is currently working as Education Consultant for private and government schools. She was the first to trial Jolly Phonics in India for the ESL children in Hyderabad, India and found the programme helped children achieved outstanding results. This led her to recommend J0lly Phonics to schools and parents. Her vision is to empower children through quality education with a special focus on English and to provide children access to good quality schools. She has trained more than 5000 teachers in India. She was the first to trial Jolly Phonics in Delhi government schools through ARK (NGO) later in West Khasi Hills, Meghalaya – an Education Ministry of Meghalaya initiative. She has taught nearly 500 students in Hyderabad and Mumbai. Dr. SV Gomathi travels around India providing training, mentoring service and curriculum development for pre-primary to class 2 in private and government schools. Register for courses on her website.
Sarasa Ashok has her own institution ‘Budding Minds International School’. She has been teaching with Jolly Phonics for several years, seeing her students become confident readers and writers. Her passion for teaching has led her to do Professional degree in Education. She also holds the ‘Cambridge International Diploma for Teachers and Trainers’ Certificate with a distinction in Practice & Assessment of Programmes. She brings her extensive experience of working with children and training parents and teachers since 1996. Her training to teachers, including samples of her student’s work, has been valued by new and established users of the programme.
Aneesha Sahni has used Jolly Phonics for several years, seeing outstanding results, even with ESL students. She teaches at Pathways School in Noida, where she is the phonics co-ordinator and early years co-ordinator. Previously she taught at the British School in Delhi. Besides her early teaching qualifications she holds a South Australia certificate for teaching ESL in a mainstream class, and has attended two courses in the UK. She is willing to give training across India and in neighbouring countries.
Priya, a postgraduate in Applied Psychology, was Montessori trained in India before starting teaching in Malaysia, where she first experienced Jolly Phonics. She now has her own nursery and primary school, White Clouds, where she teaches with Jolly Phonics very thoroughly, getting ‘tremendous results in the ability of the children’. She provides training for other teachers as she is keen to enable them to have the same outcomes.
Desiree Dhami has been teaching with Jolly Phonics for some years. Her teaching has included young pre-primary children, from age 2-3, where she has seen a remarkable improvement in learning to read, and the pleasure of the children in doing so.
Shainaz has been teaching Jolly Phonics for over 15 years to children, teachers, entrepreneurs, mothers and schools. She started her Jolly Phonics journey while being a voluntary teacher in Stevenage, UK and later started her own venture – Phonickids in Mumbai.
Phonickids runs Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar classes for children and trains over 1,500 children annually through its multiple centres in Mumbai. She conducts workshops for schools across India and abroad and has trained over 7,000 teachers. Shainaz also undertakes Not-For-Profit work through multiple national and international NGOs by training teachers from underprivileged schools. She works with State Education Ministries to conduct training for government schools. With Masters in Arts, Shainaz is also accredited Cambridge ESOL examiner.
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Payal first came across Jolly Phonics when working at Sunflowers Education in Hong Kong and was amazed at the results that she was able to achieve. A registered psychologist with a particular interest in child development, Payal became hooked on Jolly Phonics four years ago when she saw how it gave children the desire and confidence to learn to read, write and even speak in English. She has now set up her own preschool “Learning Kingdom” and teaches children aged 3 and above Jolly Phonics.
Rashmi is a trained and experienced Montessori teacher; she came across Jolly Phonics in the private school for which she is currently working. She holds a Cambridge International Diploma for teachers and trainers. Her ambition is to provide a stress-free learning experience in schools. She has been teaching Jolly Phonics for some years now and is convinced of its effectiveness as proven with the emerging learners. She is based in Bangalore and is willing to travel across India to provide training.
Ritu has been working as a pre-school teacher and a trainer for the past 5 years, in a prestigious chain of pre-schools in India. She holds the Cambridge International Diploma for Teachers and Trainers Certificate with a distinction in Design of Programmes. She has been training teachers since 2009 in areas of English Phonics and English as a Second Language. The groups she has trained include government and private school teachers, adult groups who aspire to learn spoken English and children with learning difficulties. She heads and manages a training center for Phonics in Delhi, India, called “Rocknroll with phonics”.
Aarti Shah has over 14 years of experience in teaching. Aarti has an experience in successfully using Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar with ESL/EFL students at her centre, ACE- Academy for Crafting Education and has achieved outstanding results. She loves to design and implement lesson plans and program structures which help in guided reading, student motivation and an overall student’s development. She has trained a group of ESL girls in an NGO using synthetic phonics and instructed subject areas like reading and grammar. “Teaching for me is fun; challenging, absorbing, invigorating, and I wouldn’t have got it any other way.”
Aarti is willing to travel across India for conducting workshops and presentations on Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar.
Chief Trainer and Director of Phonics Kingdom, Jigna Dharod has done her Bcom from Mithibai College and has been training children and teachers for 20 years. She has attended a number of training courses in Singapore, Australia and London to enhance her knowledge of the Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar programme. She is one of the top scorers with an A grade in Jolly Phonics Examination held in Singapore 2012 by INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR EXCELLENCE (ICE – Australia) carried out by a long-term Jolly Phonics Trainer; Victoria Carlton.
Jigna has been providing teacher training for Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar in schools as well as group trainings for individuals (teachers, parents and students) across India with more than 2000 teachers achieving excellent results after the training. She also runs a ‘Phonics Club’, which currently caters to more than 500 students per year from her existing 3 centres and Phonics Clubs n various schools. She, amongst parents and teachers has witnessed amazing and rewarding results Jolly Phonics can help deliver. Her vision is to open at least 100 centres for children across India, promoting Jolly Phonics and Grammar even in small cities, towns and villages.
Falak Randerian runs an institute called ‘My Little Chatterbox’, which is based in Bangalore. She was introduced to Jolly Phonics while working with children some years back. She saw results how Jolly Phonics gives children the tools and confidence to read and write effectively. Falak has successfully used Jolly Phonics with children at her centre, where they are treated as individuals and programmes are customised based on the child’s requirement. She has been using the Jolly Phonics programme with children aged between 3.5-7 years and has achieved amazing results with them. Falak has also trained teachers and schools on Jolly Phonics. Recently, Falak has launched Jolly Grammar at the centre.
She is based in Bangalore, but is willing to travel across India for training.
“Teaching Jolly phonics is challenging, absorbing and invigorating. They are just trying to make sense of those squiggles.”
Hema (MBA) has taught Jolly Phonics for over 10 years to elementary school children and now provides training to schools in Mumbai, which has inspired teachers to become small-scaled entrepreneurs. Based in Ghatkopar, Hema founded & directed Word Masti Phonics & Grammar Institute, which has grown into three branches teaching 500 children annually. With a CID in Teachers and Trainers that specialises in programme design (University of Cambridge, CIE), Hema also spent two years in the US studying curriculum development. Hema offers weekend trainings in Jolly Phonics to low-economic districts in Mumbai.
“Teachers whom I train say that they cannot wait to teach their kids Jolly Phonics and Grammar the very next day. Thanks Jolly!”
Disha has been a teacher for 13 years and has previously worked with programmes such as Vocaboom, which was nominated by the British Council for the ELT Innovation Awards. Disha currently runs her own centre for Jolly Phonics Kids in western Mumbai. As well as teaching off-site, Disha now trains over 800 children annually in Jolly Phonics and Grammar. She offers workshops for individuals, schools, and activity centres, as well as parent orientations in reputed schools (Vibgyor High etc). She has seen the difference whilst teaching the Jolly Phonics programme; it is her vision to empower as many as she can about the correct usage of this magical programme.
Bhajpreet, a Post Graduate in Educational Administration, started her career as a teacher and moved onto becoming the Principal of an IB school. Her centre, Connecting Learners, came into existence in the year 2012 with an aim to help children learn ‘How to Read and Write’ in a fun-filled and stress-free manner.
The centre conducts classes for children with Phonic Fun Mania’s Full Phonic Programme and Reader Phonic Programme. Bhajpreet has conducted several workshops on Jolly Phonics for individuals, teachers, pre schools and young mothers many of who are now successfully running their private classes and others who have implemented Jolly Phonics in their school. Bhajpreet is willing to conduct training across India.
Mrs. Nihali A Jain is a proud member of Early Childhood Association (ECA), India, currently a Director at Vidhyashram Public School, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, holds dual degrees in Early Child Care and Education (ECCE) and Montessori from Mumbai. She was the owner of an Early Childhood Teacher Training Centre in Mumbai until 2013 and with her breath of experience in early childcare and education, she has been providing teacher training in ECCE, Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar for the past 10 years. Nihali has successfully trained more than 800 teachers in ECCE and more than 500 teachers in Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar.
Nihali’s main passion lies in teaching the children of her school in Jolly Phonics and watching them excel in reading and writing. She believes that no other programme can do as well as what Jolly Phonics can do for young learners in schools, and that every school on earth must have Jolly Phonics in their curriculum!
Gomathi Muniappan, equipped with an Early Childhood Education from the USA, is a graduate in English Literature and has over nine years of experience in teaching.
In her Phonics Center, Absolute Phonics, she is tutoring young minds of various age groups (age 4 to 10) in Jolly Phonics. Her phenomenal success in using the Jolly Phonics programme with students of varying levels of learning gives her immense satisfaction. Currently she is working with a school to create an enriched English language curriculum.
Betty studied in both India and America achieving her BA at Bombay University and her ECE from Palomar Community College, San Marcos and certification for Train the Trainer by American TESOL; before she began to teach early years. She became the lead teacher working with 3 and 4 year olds in Virginia, USA until 2009 and returned to India.
On her return to India, Betty opened her own learning centre called Precious Lil’ Ones Preschool, located in Mumbai, whereby an after school programme called Phonicland was introduced; practicing the Jolly Phonics methodology. This programme greatly benefitted children 4-6 years of age, most of them non-native English speakers. These children learned to speak, read, write and spell in English by using Jolly Phonics. Because of this Betty then implemented Jolly Phonics as the curriculum in her preschool. To date, Betty has taught over 600 3 and 4 years olds with Jolly Phonics.
Betty has come across ladies from vernacular backgrounds, with limited English who are wanting to learn the Jolly Phonics method to teach their children at home, and to begin small classes at home to earn an income. This impressed Betty so much, she wanted to reach out to adults in India with the Jolly Phonics method, so that more children can benefit from such a successful programme.
“Jolly Phonics is a fun way to teach and a fun way to learn. When children can read, write and spell they have the power to move forward.”
Rohini Vij is professional storyteller, educator and teacher’s trainer. She is also the founder of NutSpace Edtech Pvt. Ltd. and brings with her immense positive experience in implementing Jolly Phonics at NutSpace. She has been using Jolly phonics successfully for the last few years as part of NutSpace’s Phonics Stories Program (run in school and as an after school activity). Rohini has seen phenomenal results in children using the Phonics Stories program that uses Jolly phonics at its core and feels it is a fantastic way to help lay a strong foundation in children’s reading and writing skills. She feels confident about spreading this wonderful concept far and wide so as to help children fall in love with reading, writing and speaking English.
Shalini is a passionate teacher and an enterprising woman. She runs ‘Phonics Power’ – an exclusive learning centre for phonics and grammar. She has been using Jolly Phonics extensively in her classroom since 2012. Phonics Power teaches over 300 children every year through its three branches across Chennai.
Shalini is actively involved in training teachers and has trained 1000 + teachers in Jolly Phonics/Jolly Grammar. She has helped 60+ Primary schools and teacher training Institutes implement Jolly Phonics in their institutions. She serves as the academic consultant and curriculum planner in many of these schools. She also helps them use guided reading & extensive reading effectively in their classrooms. She attends various workshops, conferences and seminars on ‘Teaching Literacy ‘in India and abroad.
“Jolly Phonics provides an active learning environment through its simple, step by step, fun-filled approach to teaching literacy and helps many children take a quantum leap in their literacy skills.”
Khooshi is a Clinical Psychologist and a counsellor by profession from Mumbai. She is running a learning institute in the name of WISE (Smart Edutainment) for the last 11 years in Ghatkopar and Bhandup. WISE teaches over 125 children every year through the two branches with Jolly Phonics. Khooshi has been using phonics in her teaching since 2005 and after being introduced to Jolly Phonics in 2010, she began to use more and more of this method until it became fully integrated in her teaching.
Khooshi has conducted several workshops on Jolly Phonics for individuals, pre-schools, international schools, young mothers and teachers. She holds regular training in Hyderabad, Baroda, Pune, Mumbai and Bangalore.
“Jolly Phonics, being a multi-sensory programme provides an enriching environment among children, parents and teachers.”
Preeti graduated from Somaiya College and she is a certified holder of Early Childhood Education and has been in the education sector for 18 years. Preeti felt saddened to see children struggling in their reading and writing so she decided to use phonic methodology in her teaching. Implementing Jolly Phonics in her classes gave Preeti tremendous results, her students became excellent readers and creative writers. After seeing the results from using Jolly Phonics, Preeti founded the Star Kids Phonetic and Grammar Workshop centre in 2009, which has since given the students a fantastic opportunity to read and write.
Star Kids Phonic and Grammar Workshop exclusively teaches language skills to students. Every year many of the students are participants of different competitions and exams including Spell Bee, Spell Quest, Maars and English Olympiad. Students have often won medals and reached an international level within these trails.
Preeti has experienced the immense benefit of Jolly Phonics and is eager to spread the word to every corner of the world to help develop literacy skills. Each year she helps more than 250 students learn to read and write. She also organises phonic awareness camps for parents to help their understanding of phonics. Preeti is keen to share her knowledge and experience with other teachers and schools.
Neeti has been using Jolly Phonics with children for over a decade and has seen remarkable improvement in their reading and writing skills. She is amazed to see their pace and ease of learning as they build confidence, correct pronunciation and learn the language as opposed to memorising spellings. She has now started working with children with special needs, and is happy to see their excitement when using Jolly Phonics.
As a trainer, Neeti wants to help as many children as she can benefit from learning English through Jolly Phonics, and so she wants to train more teachers, special educators and mothers to make this happen. She is also planning on working with government schools in the Akola district of Maharashtra State.