Our Trainers

IGCSE

Master Trainer

Having spent almost half of his life in developing innovative teaching strategy, churning successful learners and researching on various educational tools, Dr. Kishor Pillai is the driving force behind Oyster Services, its planning & Implementation. Being involved as Principal for almost 15 years now, collaborative work, patience & astute leadership is now his way of life.

Dr. Pillai’s inputs, involvement & keen intellect in Schools & projects undertaken by Oyster makes him a person to be looked forward to for training.

He received the prestigious “Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award” in 2007 from Shri. M.V. Rajshekharan, Union Minister of State for Planning.

He also received the International School Award for attaining Activity Based International Dimension in school.

He has been honoured with the “Global Teacher Accreditation” awarded by British Council, UK in 2013 through our CBSE academic director Dr. Sadhana Parashar.

Biology Trainer

Level: A

ICT Trainer

IGCSE & ‘A’ LEVEL, Teaching Experience (10 years)

Accounting Trainer

RIMS International School and Junior College, Mumbai
Accounting Trainer (IGCSE & A Level)

Math Trainer

IGCSE & ‘A’ LEVEL, Teaching Experience (10 years)

Chemistry Trainer

IGCSE & ‘A’ LEVEL, Teaching Experience (5 years).

Checkpoint Trainer (Primary)

A Learning Disabilities and Counseling Specialist, Sonam has over 8 years experience in International Curriculum. She has a unique distinction of having worked as a Psychology Faculty and at Business Schools.
Sonam has had the honour to interact with Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi, on her view points on inclusion of special needs students in mainstream classroom.
Sonam has been recognized with ‘Global Teacher Accreditation Award’ by British Council based on her research on the topic “Evaluating the impact of Brain Gym on reading fluency of dyslexic students of Grade 6 to 8”.
Her expertise lies in teacher training, administrative monitoring, assessment & evaluation and mentoring schools in school administration.
She conducts regular workshops for children, parents and teachers on various topic such as understanding special needs, brain gym, stress management, teaching special kids, effective use of teaching strategies in classroom, effective use of Bloom’s taxamony in teaching and assessment and many more.
More than anything else, she loves to describe herself as a teacher and lover of childish enthusiasm.
Sonam holds Master’s degree in Special Education from SNDT University. She has also done Bachelor’s degree in Developmental Counselling.

Checkpoint Trainer (Secondary)

Mr. Vinith Pillai has over 7 years of rich Biology Teaching experience in international schools where he has earned many accolades for his teaching techniques and efficiency. He is a CIE and IB trained professional who has been efficiently handling Teaching as well as Coordinator post for the past few years.
His energy, age and motivation has helped him gel with students in a brilliant way and he has been able to extract the best out of every kid that he has taught. In his first year of teaching itself, he had 4 A* students and that was just the beginning. He has delivered many successful batches since then.
He has been training teachers for various attributes like Teaching skills, Subject specific Training, administrative monitoring, assessment & evaluation techniques and many more organizational training for teachers.
He is a complete teacher and his passion for Science is what he imparts in his students and the zeal has been seen in every batch that he has taught.
Mr. Vinith Pillai is academically an M.Sc in Biotechnology from University of Ulster. He was awarded a scholarship for pursuing his masters due to his academic excellence during his Bachelor Years.

Physics & Math Trainer

For the past 15 years Narendra has in-depth knowledge of Physics and Mathematics and has over 7 years of experience in International Institutions as a professional Lecturer and Trainer. He believes in Active Learning as concepts are better understood when accompanied with demonstration, he pursue system of Bloom’s Taxonomy as it ensures both teaching and assessment, balance between low level skills such as memorizing and higher level skills such as applying and analysing. With expertise in Robotics, he has also conducted workshops in various schools for students as well as teachers. He has experience judging Science Budding Competition in top ranked ICSE School.
His passion for soccer is unbound which made him practice coaching in different Institutions, apart from which he also represented several organisations as a soccer player. He also believes mathematics and physics is never ending, sharing knowledge always makes it more of it.

Business Studies Trainer

Mr Jugal Lakhani is an enthusiastic Business teacher with 7+ years’ hands-on experience in International Curriculum teaching IGCSE, A Levels and IB. He has acquired relevant professional education and training to get the right concepts of teaching. He is a CIE and IB trained professional. Possesses a positive and an effective teaching style which translates Mr. Jugal into an effective and motivating facilitator and a team player.

Chemistry Trainer
Checkpoint Trainer (Secondary)

Experienced 9 years of teaching in an International school with Science and Mathematics as a core subject at checkpoint and also worked as a checkpoint trainer for the Cambridge Schools.15 students achieved 6 points since 2008- 2014 in Science and Mathematics.
Dealt with Science and Technology exposing to the experiential learning and making understand about the concepts in a better way with aid of models and designing the same.
Worked on an International School Activity (ISA) project on ‘Migratory Birds’ and ‘World Weather’. Collaborated with partner international schools in various countries to complete the project wherein students gained information through exchange of emails.

Checkpoint Trainer (Primary)

IGCSE & ‘A’ LEVEL,Teaching Experience (5 years)

CBSE

Primary Trainer

With a career spanning over 16 years , Ms Rajeshwari Janakiraman is currently the Principal of RIMS undri International School, Pune , the first and only school in Pune with the CBSE International curriculum accreditation.
Ms. Rajeshwari Janakiraman has done her Masters in Child care and Education with B.ed in English and Science and diplomas in educational psychology , teaching skills for education and is currently pursuing her certification in working with students with special needs.
She started her career with the kindergarten students in 1991 and has experiences in various domains in the field of education. Her rich exposure to the various schools in India and the Gulf has empowered her with a diverse and innovative approach as an academic leader. As a dedicated educationist, children are her prime focus of all her effort in work. She is a strong believer of “teaching the child and not the subject” which involves experiential learning strategies that foster critical thinking.
In her role as a Principal , exam superintendent and trainer she has expertise in curriculum design, technology in education, assessment and evaluation, professional development for teachers, pedagogies based on the theory of Multiple Intelligences, learning styles and administrative skills. Under this role she has trained over 100 teachers.
She has successfully implemented the CBSE – international curriculum and has trained the pilot batch of class X students of RIMS undri International school, Pune. Apart from this she also has imparted trainings to other upcoming schools to adopt the CBSE – I curriculum successfully.
She has won awards for innovative teaching practices and has recently been accredited with the International School Award, a certification from the honorable British Council, recognizing her efforts for coordinating the integration of international learning in the curriculum.
There’s a great expression that Ms. Rajeshwari lives by “When you’re passionate about what you do , you never work a day in your life”. That’s exactly how she feels about her teaching and training and this has become a part of her teaching philosophy. Each day she brings in this passion and excitement to her school and encourages all around her be it teachers, students, trainees or other staff to find their own calling as well!

Primary Trainer

Ms. Zeenat Shaikh has over 12 years of rich teaching experience in international schools and has recently been accredited with  a certification from honorable British Council, recognizing her efforts for coordinating the integration of international learning in the curriculum.
Being Splendidly eloquent and spirited , and apart from training the pilot batch of CBSE International in India for English language, Ms Zeenat has Masters Degree in Literature  to her credit with B.Ed in English and history.
She  has trained over 100 teachers across India for English language training , teacher development, teachers training and mentoring.
Along with the above mentioned responsibilities, she is taking time out to pursue her Masters in Mass Communication and Journalism.
Her expertise includes designing, delivering and evaluating effective training programmes for improved learning outcomes.
Ms Zeenat can build instantaneous rapport with her trainees and students,which  leads to the discovery of creative teaching learning strategies and techniques that are implementable.

Pre-Primary Trainer

With a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a TTC, and 22 years of experience as a pre- primary teacher and now a Coordinator, I would like to device captivating, fascinating and unique practices of teaching that creates interest in the students. With the help of my cordial nature, I would like to build a good rapport with the students as well as teachers around me.
Being a coordinator,I am responsible for delivering creative learning and play activities I have developed strong skills in creating fun and interactive learning activities and materials, observing and reporting on child development and conduct, and developing solid rapport with children, families and staff. In addition to being a very organized teacher, I am creative and enthusiastic, and sensitive to children’s individual needs. I believe that the quality of education a person receives in early life is indispensable in bringing out that person’s potential, and that all children should have access to quality learning and care. These notions are encapsulated in the Early Years Learning Framework, whose principles I fully support.
I am highly obliged that I was given an opportunity to be a valuable addition to the RIMS Team – a place where I can continue to help kids learn in a fun, creative and safe environment, and contribute to their growth and wellbeing.

ICSE

Senior Consultant
Master Trainer

Having spent almost half of his life in developing innovative teaching strategy, churning successful learners and researching on various educational tools, Dr. Kishor Pillai is the driving force behind Oyster Services, its planning & Implementation. Being involved as Principal for almost 15 years now, collaborative work, patience & astute leadership is now his way of life.

Dr. Pillai’s inputs, involvement & keen intellect in Schools & projects undertaken by Oyster makes him a person to be looked forward to for training.

He received the prestigious “Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award” in 2007 from Shri. M.V. Rajshekharan, Union Minister of State for Planning.

He also received the International School Award for attaining Activity Based International Dimension in school.

He has been honoured with the “Global Teacher Accreditation” awarded by British Council, UK in 2013 through our CBSE academic director Dr. Sadhana Parashar.

Trainer

A Learning Disabilities and Counseling Specialist, Sonam has over 8 years experience in International Curriculum. She has a unique distinction of having worked as a Psychology Faculty and at Business Schools.
Sonam has had the honour to interact with Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi, on her view points on inclusion of special needs students in mainstream classroom.
Sonam has been recognized with ‘Global Teacher Accreditation Award’ by British Council based on her research on the topic “Evaluating the impact of Brain Gym on reading fluency of dyslexic students of Grade 6 to 8”.
Her expertise lies in teacher training, administrative monitoring, assessment & evaluation and mentoring schools in school administration.
She conducts regular workshops for children, parents and teachers on various topic such as understanding special needs, brain gym, stress management, teaching special kids, effective use of teaching strategies in classroom, effective use of Bloom’s taxamony in teaching and assessment and many more.
More than anything else, she loves to describe herself as a teacher and lover of childish enthusiasm.
Sonam holds Master’s degree in Special Education from SNDT University. She has also done Bachelor’s degree in Developmental Counselling.

Trainer

Mr. Vinith Pillai has over 7 years of rich Biology Teaching experience in international schools where he has earned many accolades for his teaching techniques and efficiency. He is a CIE and IB trained professional who has been efficiently handling Teaching as well as Coordinator post for the past few years.
His energy, age and motivation has helped him gel with students in a brilliant way and he has been able to extract the best out of every kid that he has taught. In his first year of teaching itself, he had 4 A* students and that was just the beginning. He has delivered many successful batches since then.
He has been training teachers for various attributes like Teaching skills, Subject specific Training, administrative monitoring, assessment & evaluation techniques and many more organizational training for teachers.
He is a complete teacher and his passion for Science is what he imparts in his students and the zeal has been seen in every batch that he has taught.
Mr. Vinith Pillai is academically an M.Sc in Biotechnology from University of Ulster. He was awarded a scholarship for pursuing his masters due to his academic excellence during his Bachelor Years.