She has authored the 18 English textbook series ‘Empowering English’, a writing resource book ‘Writing with Ease’, a grammar reference book for juniors ‘Grammar with Ease’ and a revolutionary series in language learning ‘Language with Ease’. These publications have been acclaimed by educators and teachers as unique and effective. They have been taught in over a hundred best schools in the country.
Usha is one of the few people in India creating awareness of giftedness as a special need for highly intelligent children with parent and teacher workshops and press reports. She trained on the job in gifted education at the prestigious George Parkyn Centre in New Zealand and has been a practitioner of gifted education for the last 13 years.
Usha manages and coordinates a highly popular and successful after-school enrichment program from grade 2 to 8, which involves thinking skills and out-of-the-box creativity for children.
Staffed by dedicated teachers, the company has run programs for disadvantaged boys for 5 years and also partnered with the Tata Memorial Hospital to academically enrich the lives of children with cancer. It is in its third year at present.
Usha’s vision is to see education in India transformed from rote-learning, examination-focused institutions, into dynamic, skills and outcome-based places of learning. Usha uses her strengths in the areas of curriculum development, teacher training, and parent education to bring this philosophy alive in the schools she works with.