We are sincerely grateful to the parents who have written an unsolicited note to us. We thank all parents from the bottom of our hearts, and it must not be forgotten that it is they who took the initiative in leading their children to great possibilities. Ivy GuruKul could not have had any success if the parents had not made those sacrifices and our students had not mustered the courage to step outside of their comfort zone - two crucial underpinnings of our mission.  _______________________________________________________________________

Dear Mr. Singh,

I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thanks to you for providing Atharva a chance to participate in Speech and Debate Nationals. Your time-to-time guidance was very helpful and valuable to him. He was able to secure 3rd place in finals. 

Again thanks a lot for that. 

Best Regards!

Nilima and Suhas Kasar  

June 20th, 2015.

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Hi Kapoorji,

Hope you had a nice Memorial Day break!

Just wanted to let you know that Preeti won 3rd place in AMSA lower school speech competition, 9 finalists among 400 students!

Preeti’s Speech - "Why give up equality for diversity?"

Thank you, part credit goes to your speech classes!

Radhika

May 26th, 2015.

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Hello Mr. Kapoor,

Shreya won in the extemporaneous speech; it was a competition across different school districts in chester county, PA. Thanks much!

Regards,

Neetu

May 20th, 2015.

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Hi Mr. Kapoor,

I am writing to thank you for guiding Gaurav in his preparation for the NSF competition. Your advice was really very helpful.

I am really happy to inform you that he came in first place in the Regional Junior Public Speaking competition (Marlboro Chapter).

Regards,

Shailesh

April 26th, 2015.

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Hi Kapoor,

Happy to share with you. Rafeea and Saeed won 1st prize in the West Windsor-Plainsboro speech competition.

Thank you for coaching!

Suraj

April 18th, 2015.

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Good Evening Mr.Singh

Harshini is more confident and her speech techniques have improved a lot. Thank You so much for your guidance and help. We were really happy with the results of the program and have been informing about your classes to our friends.

If possible we would like to meet you personally during your Dallas visit in June.

Thanks!

Saikumar Rallapalli

April 17th, 2015.

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Hello Mr.Singh,

Dhatri got first place in NSF Public Speaking.

Credit goes to you. Thanks for coaching her!

Madhu

April 15th, 2015.

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Hello Mr. Kapoor,

I got this email from Shreya's teacher; wanted to share with you.

Thanks so much.

Regards,

Neetu

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Good Morning,

I wanted to write you a quick note letting you know what an outstanding job Shreya did during our Equity Day debate.  She spent her own time preparing and researching reliable resources both for and against two topics that are very heavily discussed in the WCASD.  As a result, she came well prepared to argue and did not seem phased at all to be debating her Social Studies teacher and two Principals.  Shreya and her partner clearly stated their stance and passionately held true to their words, even as we tried to talk around their points and counter their arguments. That being said, what impressed me most as her teacher was the strong voice she used every time she stood at the podium.  There was truly no fear in her words or her mannerisms, which captivated her audience and her opponents. As I mentioned when we met this winter, Shreya has always done an outstanding job in Social Studies class, but I felt that last Wednesday was one of her shining moments as a 7th grader.

In case you were wondering, I have copied Mr. Cruice and Dr. Mills on this message as the three of us had the pleasure of being her opponent.  Both Dr. Mills and Mr. Cruice commented on how impressed they were with Shreya’s ability to articulate her thoughts!

In short, she made us all very proud as she exhibited the true characteristics of equity through debate.  If you get the opportunity, please congratulate Shreya on a job well done.

Thank you.

Mitch Hoffman

Social Studies Teacher

E.N. Peirce Middle School

April 8th, 2015.

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Kapoor Ji,

Meghana’s speech clarity has improved a lot. She gave a public testimony regarding funding about magnet schools in CT where she attends school. She got a lot of kudos from the audience as well as her school teachers and the principal. The credit goes to your classes and the confidence you build in these kids. She is not scared to talk in front of audience.

Also my son is a 4th grader and I want to start him off with your classes too during summer. Please advise. 

Thank you once again!

Sri

March 6th, 2015.

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Hi Kapoor:
Wanted to share some great news about Arnav. He won the first prize in NJ and 5th place nationally in the InvestWrite Essay competition organized by SIFMA. The SIFMA reps had come to his school today to give him the award. The school teachers and district reps were there too. He was a mini-celebrity at school today!

There will be a special award ceremony in Jersey City in May where they will give him the trophy. This is all thanks to all your/our efforts and his dedication. Something to make us all proud. 

Thanks!

Amber and Amisha

March 4th, 2015.

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Hi Coach K,

I just wanted to thank you for everything because today I qualified for nationals in the Congressional Debate (Senate) to represent the Cleveland District in Dallas. Thanks so much for teaching me everything! (Somehow) I qualified and beat people I've never beaten in the regular season. Hope Harvard is going well!

Thanks,

Isha

Feb. 14, 2015.

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Mr. Kapoor,

First of all, I would like to thank you again for boosting Shyam's confidence in speech and debate. It was all made possible by your guidance and your excellent program. He is very excited. He never expected this result.

Thank you Mr. Kapoor for all your help!

Aswini Das

Dec. 10th, 2014.

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Hi Kapoor

I wanted to thank you for a great experience we had with your Speech and debate program. Suraj improved quite a bit in the two sessions inspite of missing a class in each session!

Savitha

Dec. 10th, 2014.

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 Good Morning Coach K, 

Our kids have had 3 Tournaments so far...and I have to admit, that each one of them was very well organized, so meticulously planned and above all very engaging for the kids too.

Thanks a lot for inspiring these children and getting the hidden talent out, which we, as parents, did not even realize existed in our kids. Tej helping his dad and being there patiently during the entire Tournament is impressive. He is like a role model to our kids.

We are truly blessed to have you as our kids' Mentor.

Kalyani

Oct 29th on our Facebook Page

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Dear Mr. Singh,

Thanks for organizing today's speech competition. Just wanted to let you know that all the kids did very well

- there is a dramatic improvement in the kids' presentation
- kids are becoming more confident (very important)
- great tonal improvement (stressing on words, waking up the audience..)
- remembering the speech - choice of words and ability to deliver them

- eye movement 

- hand / body movement is great

Good stuff.

Vijay

Oct. 27th, 2013.