Vocab Wizards – Where Tejal Mehta helps kids give shape, sound & sight to the magic of words

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By K. Ashwin Mob: 09920183006 Email: indianshowbusiness@gmail.com

Since 2002, Vocab Wizards opened with the objective of moulding its students writing skills, from a simple expression in English to developing a flair for beautiful writing with the usage of vocabulary and thesaurus. Today, Tejal Mehta’s Vocab Wizards has English Creative Writing Classes, Pop Beans – Reading Club, Debate Club and a Ladies English Club.

Tejal Mehta of Vocab Wizards

“We want to propagate the emotions and beauty of language. Our mission is to construct an environment, which stimulates and encourages students to spark off their creativity. We have consistently endeavored to nurture the imagination of our students and create the capability in them to express their thoughts eloquently,” says Tejal Mehta. She is inspired by her father Shirish Bhansali’s words and has experienced deep insights/ truths of life such as – “You view yourself as your own people view you!”

Today, Vocab Wizards has trained more than 1,000 students aged 8 to 16 years from various schools like Dhirubai Ambami International School, Jamnabai Narsee School, SVKM International, CNMS, Utpal Sanghvi School, Podar Group of Schools, Vibgyor High School, Oberoi International School, etc. Each batch has only 12 students. In fact, many toppers (Darsh Vithlani, Jay Shah amongst others)in these schools have been part of the Vocab Wizards program since their formative years.

Tejal Mehta, who is familiar with several languages such as English, Gujarati, Hindi, Tamil & Marathi, was an avid reader. She was educated in south Mumbai (HR College) – she lived in Ooty as well as in Mumbai. She realized the need to inject new vocabulary into daily life. She used to give tuitions to students in South Mumbai and soon started Vocab Wizards. She associated with an NGO – Kinnari – and soon increased the number of children engaging in the program. This pre-occupation soon became her profession. She realized that there was a vacuum when it came to creative writing, essays (Narrative Essays and Argumentative Essays) and debating among young children.

“I realized that children could not create a visual interpretation as they converted their thoughts into words. I started off on an experimental basis with only 40 students in Warden Road (Mumbai) and today we have crossed the thousand mark. Today many of my students also offer to teach in Vocab Wizards,” says Tejal Mehta.

The academic programs at Vocab Wizards are aligned to the ones in schools. Here are the same…

The English Creative Writing Classes: Learn how to express yourself. Ace at essay-writing, letter-writing, comprehension & other aspects of creative writing. Enhance your vocabulary to improve public speaking. Build your thesaurus to be ready for standardized tests such as CAT, SAT, GMAT, etc.

Grades 1 to 10 – 1.5 hour session per week

Pop Beans – Reading Club

Pop Beans lets you delve into the magical world of stories, where the characters are your friends and the journey of a lifetime starts. Our interactive sessions ignite the child’s imagination and creativity. We encourage students to borrow books from our genre-based library and improve their use of vocabulary and writing skills.

Grade 1 to 5 – 1.5 hour session per week

Debate Club

Everyone has an opinion about everything going on in the world. The key to getting heard is learning how to argue your way out of anything. The debates become a melting pot of knowledge and ideas.

Grade 6 to 10 – 1.5 hour session per week

Ladies English Club

Be a Super Mom! Improve your own English Speaking & Writing Skills so you can guide your children to excel. Boost your confidence by building fluent communication skills.

Age 20+ – 1.5 hour session per week

Every year in January, Tejal Mehta organizes special shows for children at Prithvi Theatre. She has also invited prominent personalities from all walks of life such as Om Katare (theatre), Divya Kumar (entertainment) and Suresh Nair (journalist & author)amongst others to address her students.

As part of her social responsibility initiatives, Tejal Mehta organises several sessions for slum kids on a honorary basis.

Call/ enroll now for 2017-18 batches Ph: 022-26202468 Mob: 9833921805/6 Address: D Square, opp CNMS School, Dadabhai Road, near East-West flyover, Vile Parle (W)

 

One comment

  1. Sejal Mehta says:

    Great going tejal!
    The beauty of teaching is giving and influencing a lifetime of values,and most importantly making better individuals as they understand the strength of the spoken word…God Bless!!

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