Lalitha Murthy has successfully transitioned from classroom teacher to freelance Business English trainer. Lalitha feels strongly that we should never wait to start something new and that we need to take risks and keep learning new skills as teacherpreneurs.
Lalitha - thanks for your time. You are my first teacherpreneur interview from India. Can you start off by telling us where you teach?
I train adult engineers in the IT Industry. These engineers interact in English, almost on a daily basis, with customers all over the world. I live and work in Bangalore, India.
How long have you been teaching?
I taught in schools for over 25 years all over India and moved into business English training in 2002. I am at present a freelance trainer working with various companies. I worked almost exclusively with a single company for 13 years and became an independent trainer in 2016.
Can you describe a typical teaching day?
A typical training day starts at 9.30 a.m. and...