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Rajat Shanbhag

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  • Masters of Science, Mechanical Engineering (The University of Kansas, USA)
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering (MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology, India)

Rajat was born and raised in Bangalore, India. As a child, he was a keen learner and an observer who spent his time breaking apart toys and putting them back together. Always curious to know how things worked, he pursued his interests and got his Bachelors of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology. Fueled with a hunger to learn, he decided to get his Master’s Degree from The University of Kansas, where his love and reverence for science only grew deeper. Upon graduation, he spent the next five years in the Aerospace and Automotive industries, where he designed and engineered airplane wings and car engines. He was living his childhood dream!

While pursuing his Graduation and Post-graduation studies, the passion for teaching arose in him. He got actively involved as a graduate teaching assistant at the university. He taught science, mathematics, and engineering courses to high school and undergraduate students. In his pursuit of finding the innate connection between concepts, he took up an internship as an Academic Intern at the Spencer Museum of Art. Here he leveraged the museums’ collections to integrate science and arts in the non-art curriculum. He introduced new ways of object-based learning through art for science and mathematics.

Rajat is an artist at heart and currently divides his time painting, teaching, and exploring landscapes. As a learner/teacher, he is a firm believer in the philosophy, “Given the right tools, curiosity ignites within one.” With his diverse learning and teaching experiences, he can connect ideas and concepts. He makes learning fun and a wholesome process. He believes that the best part about teaching is the pursuit of open inquiry-based learning for all the parties involved.

Rajat would love to tutor your child in:

  • Math: Grades 6-12, University Undergraduate Courses
  • Science: Grades 7-10
  • Chemistry: Grade 11-12
  • Physics: Grades 11-12, University Undergraduate Courses
In Rajat's own words:"The Twist stresses personalized education, where education is to be considerate of one’s entire being and not as disconnected parts. The Twist emphasizes social skills, mental and physical health and considers them as vital as academic training. Every student’s needs and interests are different. By providing personalized training and an academic plan, a student can find a platform where they have the freedom to express their curiosity, enhance their interpersonal skills, and develop being accountable to face challenges."