Vanitha Loganathan moved from Malaysia to Wellington 2 years ago to live with her husband. She is a trained teacher who holds a degree in Teaching English as a Second Language with Distinction. She also completed CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) in Wellington.
When she was in Malaysia, she was teaching English in schools for 18 years. She also gave private English lessons to adults who wanted to improve their communication skills. Her participation in the Native Speakers Programme for 5 years, conducted by mentors from Canada, helped her get a better insight of how lessons overseas are conducted. She has since been incorporating the ideas to make her lessons fun and meaningful.
As a passionate teacher, she is always keen in developing students' English language skills. She believes in creating a conducive environment and carrying out interesting activities to encourage her students to participate actively and learn at their own pace through practice and self-discovery, thus developing their self-confidence.
Vanitha also loves to write. She has written a few stories on how she rescued street dogs in Malaysia and the stories were published in a leading local English daily there.