After completing a Mathematics degree and faced with what to do next, after much soul searching I surprised myself with a desire to make a difference and be remembered the same way I remembered my own teachers.
I have been teaching mathematics for the last 25 years at Garden International School, British School Manila and The Alice Smith School where I have enjoyed teaching a vast array of students to achieve their educational goals. In my last 10 years I have specialized in teaching additional mathematics and students in my class have attained the ‘Top of the World’ award from Cambridge Examinations Board as well as 87 A* grades consecutively.
During my time at Garden School and Alice Smith I was a Head of Year 11 for 15 years, looking after the social welfare and academic progress of the students. Preparing them for IGCSE examinations and delivering many options for their future.
I firmly believe that all students have the potential to substantially improve their mathematical ability through a safe environment, where mistakes are seen as a necessity to improve. I strongly believe students excel when they have a great teacher student bond, receive well planned, innovative lessons and show a desire to succeed.
Kevin Panirsilvam has a long history of success in the fields of science and math. A National physics & chemistry merit holder in 2009, he represented his school at New South Wales. Kevin has a Bachelor of Engineering / Telecommunication from the University of Malaya. He has been a Huawei certified network associate and impressively a ROBOCON semi-final runner up as well.
Knowing how to learn is a crucial step in one’s pedagogical growth. Kevin emphasises that development is making connections between what we already know and the new information we receive. He stresses that it is important to consider the many ways we can use our newly acquired knowledge to help connect the dots, thus providing a lasting improvement on one’s educational ability. Kevin is keenly aware of the critical importance of adjusting the lesson to the specific needs, abilities, values and objectives of each learner and he adjusts this teaching approach accordingly.