With over 18 years of experience, Raji Menon exceeds the expectations of an average math teacher. After attaining an MA in Economics, a BS in Math, and a Certified Teaching Credential Diploma, Mrs. Menon has worked various jobs in the educational field. Throughout her career, Raji has branched out from the ordinary roles of a teacher and dedicated her life to not only teach math, but to reach out to youth and help each individual become a civilized member of the community. Mrs. Menon is the entrepreneur of her own business, Gurukulam (www.Gurukulam.us), which derives from a thriving after-school enrichment center, where she teaches math both in-class and online, an active blog (http://rajimenon1.blogspot.com), and a social organization Punyam which participates in numerous projects for the less fortunate. The opening of her flourishing after-school center came post six years of public school teaching in various middle schools and high schools. She has also taught overseas in India and the Middle East. Mrs. Menon is strongly passionate about helping enrich her community by working to transform today’s youth into self-organized growth mind champions through the 6 C’s (confidence, concepts, critical thinking, comprehension, concentration, and character). Her dedication and passion for students and building stronger youth continues to grow and she shows no sign of slowing down any time soon.