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Meet Sona Shanbhag, an excellent Hindi Trainer from Chennai - UrbanPro

The desire to start on her own bugged Sona Shanbhag when she was earning Rs. 6,000 from her regular job. With total confidence in her own ability and extensive support from her husband, Sona made her plan to start her own classes at home a reality. Passionate about teaching different languages, teaching Hindi language was a natural choice for Sona. Joining UrbanPro.com was one of the major turning points of her life, she was able to triple her income within a short period of upgrading to UrbanPro Premium member. Over the last 7 years, Sona had been helping students and professionals learn the Hindi language and excel in studies and at work.

Full Name: Sona Shanbhag
Education: B.A
Category: Hindi Language Trainer
Experience: 7 years
Occupation: Trainer
Location: Chennai

A warm and hearty congratulations to Sona!

Sona Shanbhag, with her students

Here is an excerpt from the interview with Sona:

Q1. When and how you started as a Hindi Language Trainer?

Ans. Initially, I was into regular job.  I had started my career as a Teacher and shifted to Marketing field.  Having gained proficiency in seven languages such as Hindi, Konkani, English, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada and Sanskrit coupled with marketing skills, the idea of starting classes in a small venture struck in our mind.  My spouse had extended his support  and encouraged me to proceed further.  In 2011, I called local an Ad Agency to give advertisement in this regard.  Surprisingly, the employee who had picked up the call turned up as my first student.  It was the turning point in my life too.  I started ‘Sri Atharava Language Coaching’ on 6th July 2011, started enrolling students for Spoken English, Spoken Hindi, Spoken Kannada and so on.

Q2. What skills are required to become a Hindi Language Trainer?

Ans. It is not only the fluency in Hindi but also the fluency in other languages helps one become a Language Trainer.  My interest to learn many languages also act as the  key factor in delivering the training in a perfect manner.

Q3. What do you think makes you stand out from other Hindi Language Trainers on UrbanPro.com?

Ans. I feel deeply indebted to my students those who share their valuable reviews on UrbanPro which actually makes a difference.

Sona teaching Hindi to her students

Q4. How you came across UrbanPro.com?

Ans. It was our practice to give Ad in local papers.  Later one of our mentors suggested that we also should register our classes online on UrbanPro.com. Subsequently, we registered our classes with the website then called ThinkVidya, in November 2013.

Q5. What was the turning point in your career?

Ans. I used to earn a maximum of Rs. 6,000/month as salary from my regular job. The idea of starting a language class at home struck my mind. Having received an enormous support and encouragement from my husband, I started the classes in a small venture, and tripled my income.  It was the turning point in my life.

Q6. How UrbanPro.com platform helped you to expand your Hindi Language Classes?

Ans. In the beginning, I registered as a free member at ThinkVidya and got three students.  All of them joined in my class.  Then the idea of investing in ThinkVidya became stronger and I registered myself as a Premium member and renew it regularly. UrbanPro really acts as one of the mediums of promoting my classes thereafter.

Q7. What percentage of your work comes from UrbanPro?

Ans. 30% of my students come from UrbanPro every month.

About the trainer: Sona Shanbhag is described as an excellent Trainer by her students, Sona Shanbhag is an exceptional Hindi trainer who helps her students learn Hindi within three weeks. She teaches a variety of students including school children, working professionals and language enthusiasts, whom she teaches with great enthusiasm. Goal-oriented in her teaching approach, Sona makes her students feel comfortable to learn different aspects of the Hindi language. What makes Sona an extraordinary Hindi Trainer is her sincerity and dedication, in teaching the Hindi language to her students. Sona holds a Bachelor’s degree and brings a total of 7 years of experience.

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