Prof. Mahesh C. A.

Prof. Mahesh C. A.

Jersey City, NJ

About Prof. Mahesh C. A.

Prof. Mahesh C. teaches: Ages 12 to 40
Special needs
Teaching since: 1972
Last sign in: Within a month

Overview

I have spent my entire career which spans around 40years in the teaching profession and last year, I retired as the Dean of Department of Chemistry at the Science College, Gwalior. I have been awarded with 24 annual outstanding teaching awards during my career.

Apart from helping students of different ages (middle-school to Doctorate students and Post-docs), I consider myself fortunate to collaborate with minds of different ages, cultures as well as different abilities. My experience of working with such wide range of students has not only helped me evolve into a better teacher, but also gave me the skill to uniquely tailor my teaching style so as to be most beneficial for the student suiting their individual needs.

My strong passion to help students keeps me up-to-date with the ongoing advances in teaching field. Students have immensely appreciated my use of visual cutouts and models to explain complex structures including isomers and other difficult to visualize structures.

Experience

Dean, Dept of Chemistry

May 2005 - Mar 2015
The Science College, Gwalior

• Head of Department (HOD), in Government Science College, Gwalior. Biggest department in terms of research funding in college. Managed >20 faculties and dedicated funds worth INR 1.2milion per annum
• Taught all branches of Chemistry and responsible for both Theory Classes along with the Experiments
• Re-vamped the 4 main Chemistry labs leading to a world-class experimentation facility for the students and instituted a unique hands-on teaching approach in the lab (highly appreciated by the students)
• Invited member of C.B.S.E. (Central Board of Studies Higher Education), Govt. of M.P. for the years 2004, 2009, 2010 to revise M.Sc. course syllabus. Shortlisted as one among the four members across the state

Education

PhD

Jul 1981 - May 1985
Rajasthan University

Masters in Science

Jun 1969 - May 1971
Jiwaji University

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Hindi

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Outstanding Faculty award

Apr 2015
(i) Science College, Gwalior (ii) Govt. College, Morar, Gwalior
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4 Reviews on Prof. Mahesh C. A.

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Carol Sep 24, 2016
Chemistry · Online
It is almost impossible to find a fab teacher like him. Immense knowledge but most importantly, he was able to adapt his teaching style to help me overcome my problem areas in 7th grade science. Very very effective in teaching the concepts right from the start till the end. After few lessons, I really started loving the subject. Also, very pleasant personality and clarity of speaking. Will definitely recommend to students who are serious about their studies to not to miss learning under Prof. Mahesh's guidance. You will surely reach your aspirations.
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Puchu Sep 12, 2016
Chemistry · Online
Prof. Mahesh has personality and care of a father-like figure who makes the most genuine efforts in helping the student. He focuses on getting the fundamental concepts right and then will right away make you work through problems (of gradually increasing difficulty level). Upon seeing yourself correctly and confidently solving the problems, there cannot be a better feeling for the student and so is Prof. Mahesh. He always says that, "A teacher wins when the student wins." A very very wise teacher and gem of a person.
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Shomu Sep 12, 2016
Organic Chemistry · Online
Absolutely fantastic teacher. Clarified all my doubts despite me having a weak background in the area of Organic Chemistry. I used to really be afraid of the topic of conformation isomers, but Prof Mahesh did a fabulous job, in identifying my problem areas and then systematically addressed all of them. After few lessons, I infact started loving the subject so much and I finally ended up getting an A in the course. Hats off! Very highly recommended
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Kapil Sep 11, 2016
Chemistry · In studio
I would rate Prof. Mahesh as the best teacher I have had for Chemistry in my past 15years of learning. I have been fortunate to learn from him since an early age (in middle school) and continued to take online classes from him upon entering college.

My interaction with Prof. Mahesh: In fact, I would give the biggest credit to Prof. Mahesh in preparing me to clear the entrance exam of IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) which has less than 0.7% admit rate and is undoubtedly the most selective and exclusive exam in the world. Out of the three subjects, I scored highest marks in Chemistry, which paved my way to enter IIT.

I took online lessons from Prof Mahesh since 2003 after joining IIT Kanpur to seek help with two undergrad Chemistry courses which I again cleared in flying colors (credit goes to his clear teaching style).

In 2012, I entered Princeton University for our pursuing my Masters. There again, in order to seek additional help, I reached out to Prof and as always he gave me out-of-the world guidance helping me overcome all my difficulties.

Personality: Prof Mahesh has got a very soothing and polite personality as well as a demeanor of a balanced teacher.

He goes out of the way to help the students with any topic that troubles them and finally the student comes out as a champ in the topic


Teaching style: He has got a uniquely clear and simple way to teach some of the very hard to understand concepts. starting from the difficult notions of atomic mass to fundamentals if mole concepts and stoichiometry to all the difficult to imagine conformational isomers, he teaches everything with equal ease.

Economic hourly rate: I firmly believe that given the several decades of teaching experience as well as the immaculate teaching style and unparalleled command over the subject, Prof Marsh's hourly rates are far more reasonable than some of the other less experienced tutors. I personally have my brother, sister and all of my cousins take lessons from him and every one of them have immensely benefited during their interaction.

Please PM me at kapil.agrawalkapil@gmail.com if you need any more details about this gem of a teacher. You are bound to gain a lot of knowledge directly boosting your grades and putting you in track for your dream career.
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