Prajakta Ranade

Prajakta R.

Bethesda, MD
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Prajakta delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
January 2013

Namaste and Hello

To one and all.
Hindi tutor,teacher and instructor having the experience in tutoring this beautiful language in the U.S. to students of different ages from 5 and up and varied educational and professional backgrounds since 2013 till date.

Come explore and dive into Hindi and English languages and learn interpersonal communication, presentational speaking, presentational writing, interpretive listening and interpretive reading.

Hindi bhasha ki duniya mein aap sabka swagat hain.

Learn Hindi and English according to your needs and requirements
and enjoy tailormade lessons, lessons you enjoy and that fit you.

Get introduced to "Conversational Hindi " .
What is a conversation?(Vartalaap)
How does it take place?
Between whom?
Daily and common Hindi words and Sentences.

Teacher/ Tutor focused on implementing highly effective instructional practices to improve student learning & academic success.Highly motivated & skilled educator who stays up to date on new learning technologies and trends in education that benefit students.

I am from India and my entire education, Kindergarten to Post graduation has been in English so I am very comfortable teaching the language.

Will also introduce the Culture, Customs and Traditions of India for those interested in them.

Those who like and are interested can also learn paragraph writing, synonyms, antonyms, phrases and idioms and many more exciting things to enrich themselves in this beautiful language.

Learn English from scratch ( Basics)
The alphabets,days & months, numbers and much more.
Introduction to conversational English.
Daily and commonly used words in English.
English grammar

Learn ,educate yourself in a simple, fun loving & easy way and as per your requirements. I have a passion for teaching and enjoy doing that.

I have the experience of teaching and tutoring for quite sometime and is currently teaching English to ladies. I was running my own academy.

The subjects I taught / tutored were foreign language Hindi and elementary math, I used to love giving them lot of activities, practice tests writing practice for Hindi try and make every class different from the other.As for Math the principle was make the concepts clear practice for perfection and tests for expertise.

Thus in all my goal was to enhance and expand their educational knowledge by innovative teaching skills and help them achieve their goal.

I have done my Master's and also have completed one year Diploma in pre-primary teacher's training and have also taught in that institute.
looking forward to meet and teach you.

Regards

Prajakta R.

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Experience

Teacher
Nov 2014 - Jun 2015
Self employed

I was tutoring students of different ages from kindergarten to grade 4 and ladies for foreign languages and math.
Set up lesson materials ,board, displays & demonstrations.
Adapted teaching methods & materials to meet student's varying needs.Encouraged interactive learning by incorporating educational software &internet.Created an enjoyable & interesting learning environment for 15- 20 kids. Fostered team collaboration between students through GRP activities.

Currently teaching English.

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Kumon teaching assistant
Jan 2013 - Mar 2013
Kumon plano TX

Responsibilities given to me were teaching .
My skills
Strong written & verbal communicator, Positive & encouraging, Instructional best practices, Self motivated, Purposeful lesson planning, kind & empathetic educator, Creative lesson planning, Experiential learning , Fast learner.

Volunteer Work

Volunteered at Belvidere Elementary for the Field Day for all the grades and was looking after an individual station on 12th May 2016.

Participated in volunteer work at spooktacular 12th October 2016 at the Columbia Intermediate school, Cincinnati Ohio. Organizing, Managing, Supervising and Controlling an individual station Mad Hattery for all the kids.

Volunteer work at Columbia intermediate on 11/11/16 ,distributing food packets and boxes to kids and their families.
Volunteer work at Ashburton Elementary school Bethesda Maryland for their spring fling festival on Saturday the 13th of May 2017.

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Education

pre-primary teacher's training one year diploma
May 2001 - Jun 2002
National academy
B.Sc (Bachelor of science) M.Sc (Master of science)
May 1997 - May 1999
University of Mumbai India

Languages

English ,Hindi and Marathi
Professional Proficiency
English,Hindi and Marathi.
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Pre-Primary Teacher's training
Jun 2002
National Academy

To train and teach the teachers.

Affiliations

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Mar 2017

The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction. ACTFL is an individual membership organization of more than 12,000 language educators, students, and administrators.

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Photos & Videos

My Hindi Student.

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My Hindi Student.

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My Hindi student

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My  Hindi student.

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My Hindi student.

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My Hindi Student.

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My students giving their exams.
Some of them learning English with me.

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Batch of 2014- 15 also my Math kids enjoying the party hosted by Shree Ganesh Hindi Academy for ladies and kids ,teacher ( Prajakta ) .

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My Hindi student.
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67 Reviews

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Diane Oct 16, 2017
Hindi · Online

Very good class. I'm looking forward to the next one.

Shaan M. Oct 15, 2017
Hindi · Online

My 6 year old son is very resistant to Learning Hindi. Prajakta did a great job of keeping him engaged. There is a bit of writing in the lessons which required me to be part of the lesson as my son doesn't write that well yet. He learned letters, numbers, words and even sentence formation.

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Ruehanee Oct 3, 2017
Hindi · Online

Prajakta is absolutely the best! I am so glad I chose her to be my teacher. I had a very short amount of time to achieve an Intermediate Mid rating on the ACTFL test and with Prajakta's help I was able to achieve it. She went above and beyond to help me, and she passed on as much knowledge as she could. She developed a custom curriculum and would send me stories and worksheets to increase my vocabulary and improve my grammar. I would highly recommend choosing her as your Hindi teacher.

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Betsy Oct 2, 2017
Hindi · Online

Good experience with Prajakta. Very professional. Sends over worksheets to look through during the week. Would recommend to anyone.

Remy R. Sep 30, 2017
Hindi · Online

Great instructor!

Devi Sep 22, 2017
Hindi · Online

Mrs.Prajakta is a very good teacher.she is teaching hindi for my 8 year old daughter .She is very patient and friendly.we speak tamil at home.so my daughter is a beginner.She teaches very good.My daughter likes her a lot.she is very happy to learn hindi. With Mrs.Prajakta.

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Rani Sep 15, 2017
Hindi · Online

My 9 year has been taking lessons only on weekends.And so far it's been great. She is finally understanding how different Hindi is compared to English and also trying to cover a few alphabets per week. Prajakta is patient n helps with the pronunciation and takes her time with my child to better her speech in Hindi.

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Mihir B. Sep 13, 2017
Hindi · Online

Prajakta is a very proficient and organized teacher. She is methodical in her approach and her lessons are very effective. She knows how to work with young children and our son greatly enjoys his hindi lessons.

Vivek Sep 6, 2017
Hindi · Online

We have taken more than 10 lessons so far and most important thing about it is that our son Aadit looks forward to his lessons which is we feared most. More so because the lessons were online. Contrary to our fears he is rapidly increasing his knowledge of letters and is constantly improving his vocabulary. We have have only good things to say and recommend highly Prajakta to whoever wants to get Hindi lessons.

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Rishi Aug 4, 2017
Hindi · Online

Prajakta is a great teacher! She came very prepared to our first lesson with charts, lesson plan etc.

Additionally, she is very patient and does a good job of breaking down pronunciation and grammar concepts.

Alisson Aug 3, 2017
Hindi · Online

Prajakta is an amazing instructor. She sends you charts, walks you through them and helps you to pronunciate correctly along the way (in a way that YOU will understand). She makes the lessons fun and not too serious. She speaks english perfectly and therefore can apply Hindi in a context if your understanding. Best Hindi teacher ever. Highly recommend!

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Srivani Jul 22, 2017
Hindi · Online

Lessons are very well planned and structured. I got an all round experience learning Hindi with Prajaktaji. Each class is very informative and Prajaktaji is a Fantastic teacher.Very high recommendation for everyone looking to learn Hindi.

Jonathan Jul 19, 2017
Hindi · Online

Excellemt!

Sowjanya Jul 13, 2017
Hindi · Online

Excellent! Very patient, clear & concise teaching!

Ruehanee Jul 8, 2017
Hindi · Online

Prajakta is a wonderful teacher. She has designed a custom plan for me so I can achieve my goal in a short amount of time. I also like that assigns me plenty of homework so I can continue practicing throughout the week.

Lauren Jul 7, 2017
Hindi · Online

Prajakta is a great instructor and I'm enjoying my Hindi lessons with her. I had tried to learn Hindi on my own but found it difficult because it was more about memorizing phrases than really understanding the language and structure of the sentence. Having an instructor like Prajakta has been very helpful as I can ask questions and her lessons are fun with a variety of activities to help bring everything together.

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Sabeena Jul 6, 2017
Hindi · Online

After several failed attempts to get my 5 yr daughter to speak Hindi, I looked to online classes for some help and signed up for a 5 lesson session with Prajakta.

Prajakta was always on time, and well-prepared with her lesson plan tailored to a 5 yr old. She also sent me coloring sheets and worksheets for writing practice so my daughter could stay interested and keep on practising. My daughter really enjoyed and looked forward to her classes.

These are serious lessons that include learning to read and write Hindi as well. The only note of caution I would offer to other parents is that I felt that it would have helped the pace of the lessons if my child had been slightly older and able to write better, since you do need to write down words and sentences in both Hindi and the English translation during the lesson.

All in all, I considered these sessions a good investment, because although she is still a long way from speaking comfortably in Hindi, the lessons served to kick-start her interest in learning the language. I am hoping we will be able to build on that foundation and encourage her to speak Hindi sentences more often.

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Alok M. Jun 26, 2017
Hindi · Online

Extremely fun and engaging lessons...but also very challenging! Prajakta is adaptable to my areas of concern and can quickly tell where I need more focus or less.

Preeya Jun 26, 2017
Hindi · Online

Classes are great - I'm learning how to write, read and speak which is great. Very thorough lessons covering a lot of diverse topics.

Callie B. Jun 26, 2017
Hindi · Online

Prajakta approaches the lessons based on your desired level of fluency. I am interested in learning conversational Hindi first, and Prajakta has provided helpful sentences, common vocabulary, and the basics of vowels and consonants. Each lesson is varied and builds upon the last, introducing new sentences and phrases that are commonly used. She's very thorough with pronunciation and generally friendly and pleasant to learn from. Highly recommend!

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Courtney Jun 22, 2017
Hindi · Online

Prajakta is a great instructor! I like the fact that she is tailoring my lessons to me and my skill level. I also like that she has homework assignments for me so I can keep on practicing and studying in between our lessons. She's very enjoyable to learn from and I can't wait for the next lesson!

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Priyanka Jun 21, 2017
Hindi · In home

Prajakta is the best teacher ever! She is very patient and thoughtful while she is teaching. My son has learned a lot from Prajakta and I couldn't have asked for a better teacher. Highly recommended!!!

Richa Jun 21, 2017
Hindi · In home

Prajakta is not only good but a great teacher and my son has thoroughly enjoyed as well as learned a lot through the Hindi lessons with her,he not only started speaking ,reading but eventually started writing the Devnagri lipi. We were very happy with his progress in Hindi and highly recommend her to anyone looking to learn Hindi.

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Yash & Jai K. Jun 8, 2017
Hindi · Online

My boys are enjoying learning Hindi with Prajakta. She makes learning fun & very professional as well.

Christine Jun 2, 2017
Hindi · Online

Prajakta is wonderful. Her teaching style makes me feel confident that I can finally learn Hindi! I've been trying it on my own with no luck. She was personable, patient, and willing to answer any questions I had. I would absolutely recommend her as a teacher.

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Vyaan May 5, 2017
Hindi · Online

Very patient and provides a very good mix of writing, speaking, words, poem to keep my four year old engaged.

Aeshan K. Apr 24, 2017
Hindi · Online

Prajakta is very good with my son. He is slowly becoming more confident in Hindi. Most important, he loves the class and looks forward to it every week.

Ingar Apr 22, 2017
Hindi · Online

Prajakta is a great teacher. She engages my daughter (5 yr old) in fun Hindi lessons and my daughter looks forward to learning from her. She gives hand-writing homework to do during the week which I think is very awesome. We were not sure if online lesson would work well but so far it has been good. Definitely worth the money and time.

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Ryan Apr 18, 2017
Hindi · Online

Prajakta has been great so far. Her lessons are very structured and she teaches you at your own pace. If you don't understand she will take the time to explain every little detail. Overall a fantastic teacher.

Lauren Apr 15, 2017
Hindi · Online

I have no prior experience with Hindi and was a little bit nervous to begin my lessons...but Prajakta has really been a great instructor. She is friendly and patient and it is obvious that she has a lot of experience teaching. She provides helpful handouts before each lesson and goes over them in detail. I would highly recommend Prajakta's services to others looking to learn Hindi!

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Bianca Mar 30, 2017
Hindi · Online

Very thorough and always takes her time to make sure that her students are comprehending everything being learned!

Ryan S. Mar 15, 2017
Hindi · Online

Good lessons

Ravi Mar 2, 2017
Hindi · Online

Prajakta has been a great teacher. She is firm but encouraging. She tailors the teaching to your goals and desires while also encouraging the student to learn the basics. I've enjoyed the classes a lot!

Lena Feb 28, 2017
Hindi · Online

I purchased a 5-lesson package with Prajakta to learn the basics of Hindi. After my 2nd lesson, I can attest to Prajakta being a great instructor. We go through lots of material during a 1-hour class. Prajakta is also flexible enough to accommodate last-minute schedule changes. I would recommend her to anyone looking to learn Hindi!

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Brooke Feb 23, 2017
Hindi · Online

I just started taking lessons with Prajakta and so far it has been wonderful. She is very patient, flexible, and encouraging. She also has put a lot of work in providing the proper materials students need to start learning Hindi even with no prior experience. I have also asked her to share with me about Indian culture and so far she has taught me several interesting facts and cultural traditions as well as tied in hindi with hinduism and india. I'm looking forward to many more lessons!

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Brooke Feb 23, 2017
Hindi · Online

I just started taking lessons with Prajakta and so far it has been wonderful. She is very patient, flexible, and encouraging. She also has put a lot of work in providing the proper materials students need to start learning Hindi even with no prior experience. I have also asked her to share with me about Indian culture and so far she has taught me several interesting facts and cultural traditions as well as tied in hindi with hinduism and india. I'm looking forward to many more lessons!

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Whitney Feb 8, 2017
Hindi · Online

I just finished my first lesson with Prajakta, and I look forward to many more! I shared my goals and needed clear guidance on how to get there. After our first meeting, I believe she will be a valuable teacher and guide to help me really understand the language.

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Anjay Feb 6, 2017
Hindi · Online

Prajakta was informative and I didn't realize how much I learned in the 5 weeks until the final lesson.
She is patient and would highly recommend her to anyone learning the Hindi language.

Veer Y. Jan 12, 2017
Hindi · Online

Very nice and easy to work with. Looking forward to the next class.

Ashley B. Jan 12, 2017
Hindi · Online

I really enjoy working with Prajakta. The lessons are well planned out with lots of supporting material and activities to help me study. She is patient and has been very flexible with my crazy schedule. Even my husband is impressed with the improvements I've made in the few short weeks I've worked with her. I would definitely recommend her.

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Ramya R. Jan 9, 2017
Hindi · Online

I really wanted to learn conversational Hindi for speaking and understanding with friends. After my initial introduction call with Prajakta ji she had convinced me that I need to get over my fear of learning Devangari and I'm so glad she did. I've memorized the vowels and am working to memorize the consonants. She really helps to bolster Hindi vocab and stresses the importance of practice through handouts and reviewing them at the next class. Prajakta ji does a good job in trying to customize the lessons for the student's learning desires.

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Will Jan 3, 2017
Hindi · Online

Prajakta has been very helpful in helping learn the basics of Hindi. She was very amenable with scheduling, was flexible with the content, and provided many hand outs for after class use.

benjamin Jan 2, 2017
Hindi · Online

My son likes the class very much.

Cheryl G. Dec 30, 2016
Hindi · Online

I recommend selecting Prajakta ji as a Hindi tutor. She is an experienced teacher who is well-prepared for each lesson, provides written handouts and activities, is thorough and patient in her approach to teaching Hindi as a second language. She stresses the importance of the written form of the language as well as pronunciation and use within cultural context. Much appreciated!

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Shawna Dec 16, 2016
Hindi · Online

Great first class, thank you Prajakta!

Ben Dec 8, 2016
Hindi · Online

Most friendly and helpful hindi teacher, so patient while i tried to get my pronunciation correct. Couldn't have been more sweet, giving me directions to better my Hindi, also handing out charts to practice at home. definetley recommend. perfect for beginners. A+++ .

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Adam H. Dec 8, 2016
Hindi · Online

She's very patient with the kids and the kids love class with her.

Jason Dec 4, 2016
Hindi · Online

Prajakta is a patient and clear teacher. Excited for the rest of my lessons!

Charmaine Nov 14, 2016
Hindi · Online

I really like the way Prajakta teaches my 8 year old daughter she accomplishes so much in the 30 minutes with follow up home work. I was initially worried because my daughter gets very distracted and cannot even sit through a face time call with her grandparents but Prajakta has a nice way of getting her attention while keeping learning hindi fun.

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Rowan Nov 11, 2016
Hindi · Online

Prajakta is a great teacher. I really enjoy our lessons, and learn a lot. She is flexible and accommodating in her schedule too. Highly recommended!

Sarah S. Nov 1, 2016
Hindi · Online

Prajakta is so patient and a great teacher. I went into my first lesson so nervous and she immediately calmed me and reassured me that I for sure can learn Hindi as long as I work at it.

Aditya R. Oct 25, 2016
Hindi · Online

Very flexible and focuses on the needs of the student.

Abishek J. Oct 18, 2016
Hindi · Online

Prajakta is not just a good teacher, she is a phenomenal teacher. She has an in depth knowledge of the language and teaches the language in a practical and methodical manner. I would whole heartedly recommend prajakta as a Hindi teacher for people at any skill level. She also makes the lessons fun and is respectful of people's schedules.

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Alisa Oct 18, 2016
Hindi · Online

Prajakta has been great so far as I dive into learning the Hindi language. She responds quickly to email is more than happy to answer questions and offer further information. I look forward to working with her more!

Karishma Oct 4, 2016
Hindi · Online

I am excited to keep learning with Prajakta! She has plenty of materials to help you during the class and after to practice. She is very well versed in the subject and makes sure the learning pace is good for the student. Would highly recommend her!

Jose P. Oct 3, 2016
Hindi · Online

Great Class thank you

Jose P. Oct 3, 2016
Hindi · Online

Great instructor. Very patient and works with my crazy schedule. I am learning so much and I get to direct the speed of the course and integrate culture in my lesson. Thank you so much. I will stay with this instructor until I've mastered Hindi

Prity chopra Sep 24, 2016
Hindi · In home

My kids had a real Hindi learning experience with Ms Prajakta. Wish she didn't have to move. She has a fun method of teaching Hindi and kids picked up very fast in no time

Anjali R. Aug 18, 2016
Hindi · Online

Great lesson! She certainly tailors to the need of the students.

Jakota R. Aug 10, 2016
Hindi · Online

My first lesson went very smoothly. Prajaka was very accommodating to my needs. We were able to go over the basics (alphabet, numbers, some vocabulary) and discuss how future lessons will go.

Madhavi K. Aug 8, 2016
Hindi · Online

Prajakta teaches Hindi very systematically and simply. She is very open to tailoring lessons to your specific needs.

Krishna Nov 23, 2015
English · Online

In my English speak career, I had made many errors/ mistakes. If I had any doubts about nouns, pronouns, verbs, etc. I could ask her, she would answer my questions. she even sent material full of info on that topic to me so I could learn from it.Thank you so much prajakta.

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Krishna Nov 23, 2015
Hindi · In home

Pajakta is a very talented teacher in the subject of Hindi. Before I had become her student, I just spoke Hindi, now after her teaching me. I have greatly improved. I definitely recommend her as a teacher to kids and adults.

Vanitha Nov 23, 2015
Hindi · In home

Kid friendly teacher. My Daughter loves her way of teaching......

Prathibha Nov 22, 2015
Hindi ·

Thank you for being such a great teacher,you helped me improve my writing,
Listening and reading.

Your methods of teaching are innovative,interesting, and quick to learn.

Haritha Nov 20, 2015
Hindi · In home

Prajakta is a good teacher for adults and kids too.she explanes clearly Hindi and math too.I never seen any one before like her ,her teaching is really very enthusiastic .personally I recommend definitely you can see awesome results with in a week.kids will love her teaching.

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Charu Nov 20, 2015
Elementary Math · In studio

Prajakta is a wonderful teacher. She understands the level of kids and work accordingly to make the things easy and fun to learn.

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