Meet Sridhar Santhanam, an Expert IELTS Trainer

Sridhar’s journey as an IELTS Trainer started in Melbourne, Australia, where he was trying for a part-time job in an institute when he was a student at Monash University. What started as a part-time job in 1997, has helped Sridhar find his real passion in life. Over the last two decades, Sridhar has taught more than 3200 students and working professionals and helped many of them score 8 and above IELTS band score.

Our heartiest congratulations to Sridhar!

Here is an excerpt from the interview with Sridhar Santhanam, an IELTS Trainer:

Q1. When and how did you start as an IELTS Trainer?

Ans. The story goes way back to 1997 in Melbourne Australia, where I walked into one of the institutes for a part-time job being a student at Monash University. However, the owner of the institute appointed me immediately as an IELTS Trainer after a quick demo on IELTS.

Q2. What skills are required to become an IELTS Trainer?

Ans. A student first and trainer next. However, experiential learning and inductive ways of learning methodologies are important.

Q3. What do you think makes you stand out from other IELTS Trainers on

Ans. I have taken the IELTS test in 1997. I have also taken the Train the Trainer program conducted by IDP, so I have an edge over other trainers.

Q4. How you came across

Ans. I knew ThinkVidya before and I used to get emails from the organisation. That’s how my association with UrbanPro (earlier known as started.

Q5. What was the turning point in your career?

Ans. Joining UrbanPro was indeed a turning point I should say.

Q6. How platform helped you to expand your IELTS Classes?

Ans. It has helped me gain my achievement significantly as an individual IELTS Trainer.

Q7. What percentage of your work comes from

Ans. About 60 per cent of my work comes from

About the Trainer: Sridhar Santhanam is an Expert IELTS Trainer with over 20 years of experience in teaching IELTS. So far, he has taught 3200 students and working professionals. Sridhar’s association with leading overseas studies and immigration consultants like the Kaplan, Y-Axis and The Princeton Review, has added to his credentials as an IELTS Trainer.

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