Meet Shanath Kumar, UrbanPro's Tutor of the Month

We are happy to feature Shanath Kumar, an experienced and certified Spoken English trainer from Bangalore. He has over 25 years of core experience as Spoken English, IELTS, Communication Skills, Soft Skills and Business English Trainer. Shanath's journey as a trainer began way back in 1995. Ever since, he has trained over five thousand English teachers, lecturers, students and working professionals globally. His in-depth knowledge and passion for teaching have helped thousands of individuals achieve their dreams to speak English confidently and fluently with ease!

Shanath had worked with several organizations such as Infosys, Intel, HP and have taught in reputed institutions such as TAPMI, KIAMS, MP Birla Institute of Management and Tasmac. He had also worked with British Library in developing a course and is also closely associated with Cambridge University. In his classes, students get to learn about communication skills, soft skills and Spoken English. Shanath also conducts IELTS, PTE, Teacher Training, Resume Writing and Instructional Design courses. As a passionate tutor, he believes that deep listening skills and the ability to give personalized training to students depending on their level of skills are keys to making teaching effective.

According to one of his students: "Shanath sir is a wealth of experience and knowledge and knows the precise way of teaching and training students for IELTS. I obtained 7.5 in IELTS speaking through his intensive coaching. His ability to take us through many practice exercises is a sure way to get to a good band score."

Our heartiest congratulations to Shanath Kumar!

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Here is his experience & teaching journey in his own words:

1. When and how did you start working as a Spoken English Tutor?

Ans: I have been a trainer since 1995.

2. What skills are required to become a Spoken English Tutor?

Ans: A passion for learning and training, concern for students and deep listening skills are required to become a spoken English Tutor.

3. What, according to you, helps you stand out from other Spoken English Tutors on

Ans: My ability to give personalized training to students depending on their level of skills.

4. How did you come across

Ans: Someone contacted me, inviting me to become a tutor.

5. What was the turning point in your career?

Ans: When I was invited to be a trainer for Infosys.

6. How has helped you so far as a Tutor?

Ans: I have increased my reach and enquiries through UrbanPro for Spoken English Classes and IELTS Training.

7. What percentage of your work comes from

Ans: Almost 50% of my work comes from UrbanPro.

Shanath has been conducting English Language training in an international context for the last 25 years. His patience to understand the needs of his students and immense knowledge of working overseas has helped him become a successful trainer today. Besides, he holds an MBA degree from the Institute of Rural Management, Anand and is currently pursuing his PhD in Philosophy from PRIST University. Shanath is well versed in English, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.


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