**Teacher Training Course Testimonials**

Sangeeta Ahuja, maths teacher, India | I had never seen math like this before. My whole attitude towards learning math and teaching math to my kids has changed. Vedic math is a complete math system that teaches us to find patterns, simplify complex equations and make it fun. |

Daniel Gabasa HomeBase tutor, Mangaldan, Pangasinan Philippines | What started as a simple search to help my kid do better in Math became a life-changing experience! Thanks to this ancient yet awesome and powerful system of calculation called Vedic Math, i did not only help my son win over his Math problems, i became a VM teacher myself! I am deeply grateful to Sir Ken Williams and e-gurukul for this amazing training experience. The training was INCREDIBLE! Mr.Ken Williams is an excellent teacher as he is able to explain each course very clearly with enough examples and practices to do. Each lesson builds on each other and were all very intentionally helpful. |

Anup Kumar Gupta, Bangalore - India |
I would like to give my 10/10 for this course conducted by E-Gurukul team. The course format and the content is of the best in class. I would believe Ken is a great trainer with a lot of patience and flair for teaching. All the topics were just very good and very nicely paced. Ken was very good at explaining the new concepts. |

Varshneya Mridula, Maths tutor, Vadodara, India | This course has come at the right time for me, I wanted a change from my routine teaching of conventional maths for last 22 years." The teacher appears when the student is ready " holds true for me. I used to go through VM books from time to time but this course has been made so very systematic and interesting, I am enjoying it so much that I fear I will feel vacuum once its over. |

Tarlika Desai, College lecturer in Mathematics, New York, USA | These have been most wonderful 9 weeks of my life. As someone else said before I ate, drank, breathed, all 24 hours nothing else but Vedic Maths. This has been an amazing journey to a marvelous land never heard of before. I forgot everything else while I was doing Vedic Math. I couldn't think of anything else. Vedic Math has shown me new path to light of mathematics. I feel it has enlightened me. I have never enjoyed Math like this before. I have loved, and cherished every single moment of last 9 weeks of Vedic Maths tremendously. I feel I have gained so much knowledge. I felt like I was in school again- which has been most favorite part of my life.All these weeks I waited for new lesson, new knowledge, new exercise, new mystery! This beautiful experience will always stay fresh in my memory. |

Sonia Post, math teacher, Pella, IO, USA | For 11 years we have been struggling with math as a homeschooling family. After completing this week's video lessons all I can think of is the WASTED years. I do mean years. My oldest is 17 and my youngest now 2. I've been frantically looking for a math program that will help us learn math, love math, and really get a grip on numbers and the beauty of numbers. I've learned a few tricks along the way that will make math easier (counting backwards and skip counting backwards, ten frames) but nothing as simple and easy as this stuff. Good grief! We are making this so hard and at least in the USA our kids are learning very little of real math. There are pockets of real learning, and there are a few great teachers, but most of math education here is very dismal. My oldest has been able to solve standard equations at a post high school level since sixth grade but the child has no number sense. He can't do anything with what he has learned either. But he scored well on the PSAT. It isn't so bad now that we are using AoPS and Khan Academy. I've known for sometime that what we've been giving our children in the math department is bordering on a scam. OK, I'm sold. |

Shylashree Ravishankar, maths teacher, Bangalore, India | Introduced my students of 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade to subtraction using all from 9 and the last from 10 for subtracting numbers near a base. They just loved the method. During the maths lab activity I had combined all the students together. And using this method the 1st grade students could compete with 2nd and 3rd grade students with the speed which I had not imagined. When I started learning VM 5 years back, there was a misconception that VM is only for high school students. But this training has proved it wrong. I can introduce even 1st grade students to VM and the results are amazing. They have started loving maths. |

Paul Phillipson-Masters, Maths teacher, Scotland | I love using bar numbers and the multiplication techniques, especially with some of my classes. They are really taking to the approaches which underpin VM. A particular group enjoyed multiplying by 11, and then because of the flexible nature of this method, they asked if it was possible for other times tables. We spent the next part of the lesson devising a strategy for multiplying by 12, 13 etc. And yes, I've had a few children saying to me, "Why weren't we taught this way at the start?" and "This method is so much easier!" Pupils who would normally not want to volunteer are putting their hands up to answer questions so quickly that it's hard not to look surprised! I was investigating prime numbers with one of my classes and we were talking about how prime numbers are used in cryptography, and I also showed them the recurring decimal digit pattern for 1/19 on the 9-point circle. They were amazed how a boring prime number could generate such security and such beauty, all in the space of ten minutes! Vedic Maths is simply incredible but incredibly simple - and I'm loving it! |

Shubham Goyal, High School student, USA | 1. I feel enlightened 2. I was amazed how fast I could do maths I just recently participated in a math competition and throughout my life I have never been able to finish them on time. This time I was using the Vedic Mathematics and not only ended up finishing but I got 1st place in my entire school. The scores are not yet evaluated at the state level but there is a good chance I made it to the top. |

Vitthal Jadhav, computer engineer, Nanded, India | Thanks to all E-Gurukul team and Ken sir for providing this wonderful, interesting course. All 9 week I enjoyed the course and this 9 month are one of my best moment in life. The platform provided by E-Gurukul team is really great. Teaching style of ken sir, especially going from simple to hard, structure of course, assignment are also best. Unlike student of colleges or traditional course, here all people are excited to learn, discuss new thing. Ultimately , purpose of knowledge is sharing and this course really helped in sharing and growing vedic math knowledge. |

Dan Noonan, pilot, Queenstown, New Zealand | I have been blown away by the standard of this course. When I initially signed up I did not imagine that I was going to be given access to such a comprehensive syllabus. Mr Williams and the E-Gurukul team have clearly put a lot of work and effort into something that they feel passionate about, and I feel very privileged to have had the opportunity to be a part of the last 9 weeks. The lessons have been very clear, the assignments have been fun and worthwhile. There is not a single element of this course that felt like 'filler'. Everything was presented sincerely, and I really feel like I have taken part in an earnest effort to promote something that the course developers want to spread simply because they feel that the lives of people, who they have never even met before, will benefit from what they have to teach. In a cynical world where everything has a price, and everyone has their own busy agenda, an experience like this is rare indeed. My deepest thanks go out to everybody who made this course possible - if there was a 'Hippocratic Oath' for teachers, along the lines that if you have something worthwhile and life enhancing to teach, you have an obligation to pass that knowledge on, then you are all true teachers , and the teaching profession is fortunate that you chose to become a part of it - my sincerest respect to you all. |

Deepti Rameswary, engineer and maths teacher, Australia | I was very much inspired by the way in which e- gurukul has made use of today's technology for spreading such ancient knowledge for the good of many like me. A Big thanks goes to the great effort and enthusiasm of the people behind this endeavour. Thanks for keeping us motivated throughout the session. I dont think there is a better teacher for the subject of Vedic Mathematics than Mr. Kenneth. His well structured lessons and clarity of deliver were amazing. I consider myself honoured to have got such a well experienced and world renowned teacher for this course. He has been an inspiration because of the great effort he has taken in spreading the glory of Vedic Maths around the world. Each and Every lesson was an eyeopener in its own way and I Thoroughly enjoyed the 9 weeks journey. |

Arvind Prasad, Research Fellow, Brisbane, Australia | Very professionally structured, easy to follow and builds up on the previous concepts. Really liked the ending with the numerical values of the Sanskrit alphabets. Best was saved for the last! The ancient gurukul tradition of dakshina/donations at the end of the course invoked a deep sense of reverence for Ken and the e-gurukul team. A heartfelt thank you. |

Swati Dave, Management and Educational Consultant, Boston, USA | Loved the course. The videos were well made, and the quizzes were a nice tool to test learning from the week. The course was well paced, and the content was nicely covered. |

Pranab Kumar Bhattacharjee, maths teacher, Shillong, India | Honestly speaking, I don't have the vocabulary to express my feelings about the course. It's been a journey that I'll cherish throughout my life, it's been the journey that took me to the world of wonders. I'm still obsessed with the experience and would love to remain in this state of mind as long as possible. I've been studying VM for about a couple of years but it was unorganised. Ken sir has shown me the right direction and the right approach. I cannot single out any particular wow moment or a topic as my best learning experience because there have been so many of them. This course has been an eye opener on two counts : (a) Now I know how this subject is to be studied and to be explained or taught; (b) the talk that I gave has boosted my self-belief immensely. It was my first such talk before such a distinguished audience and I felt little nervous initially. I must say that I prepared my presentation by following Ken sir's advice (Lesson 20) and it was highly appreciated by the audience so much so that I was immediately invited to give a few more talks. And I believe I can now face any audience. |

Ashok Nair, Abbotsford, BC Canada, teacher | It's been an eventful journey for me because from my school days I never liked maths and avoided it whenever I got a chance and every time I did that I realised I was put to more challenges. I am here now learning Vedic Mathematics and enjoying every moment of it. I cannot believe myself that I am taking so much interest in learning and practising mathematics. |

Subhash Panicker, Kochi, India, Maths teacher | This was indeed a wonderful journey through the sacred science of Vedic Maths. The quality of the course was incredible. In fact, my vocabulary is not that excellent to express what I feel. I happened to get the greatest surprise when my 6-year-old daughter who we all thought was weak in mathematics suddenly started speaking about numbers jovially. I sincerely believe Vedic methods can really help millions of students who are really finding the subject too difficult to grasp. Many thanks to poojaneeya guruji and the whole e-gurukul team for this wonderful opportunity |

Christine Owen, Math Tutor, CA, USA | Thank you for an incredibly valuable course. It was not just the content, but the participation by students, and overall design of the course that is a model of education. I learned as much from the way the content was delivered as from the subject matter. |

Arpana Ahluwalia, Maths Teacher, NSW, Australia | What an amazing... touching end to the course! Hats off to you, Ken! This knowledge is priceless. I hope it reaches to every part of the world and soon come out as school curriculum in near future. |

Chandrika McCormack, Chief Financial Officer, TX, USA | Thank you kindly for all you have taught me and your most commendable work. I echo what you said in the last lesson regarding the mathematical genius of Bharati Krsna--perhaps with time everyone will agree and he will be granted the recognition he deserves before Archimedes, Newton and Gauss! I love especially how you explained the Sanskrit consonants and numbering code--it is indeed beautiful. Thanks for sharing your incredible insight and talent -- it has changed my life and I will pass it on! |

Chaitanya Dasari, Maths Teacher, India | It very fascinating and wonder to see VM in depth and your presentations are really superb. Till now I saw many VM trainers teaching it as tool which provides tricks for calculations. But after listening to your classes, it’s like a paradigm shift, I now feel that VM as complete system of Mathematics. |

Paola Ricca, Italy |
I am enjoying the course a lot. I am fully satisfied because I joined the course with a professional perspective and I am getting much more than expected. I am also enthusiastic because I believe Vedic Math is very much linked to the theme of metacognition, which is the topic I usually train teachers on. |