PROMOTING LOGICAL THINKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING
Thinking Feet’s main learning center is located in the South Charlotte Ballantyne area in Mecklenburg county at the Blakeney Performing Arts Center (Elevation Church Building) near the intersection of Rea Road & Ardrey Kell Road. We are just minutes away from nearby Weddington, Marvin, Waxhaw, Pineville, Wesley Chapel, Piper Glen and Fort Mill, SC.
Once upon a time (2013) in a land not so far away (Zip Code 28277), two STEM professionals started a 3rd grade Mathematics Enrichment Club at their kids' school, with the objective of supplementing school work with an enhanced curriculum intended to stretch the thinking of young minds.
Fast forward 6 months...
The club sweeps top 3 awards in the city-wide all 3rd grader Mathematics competition that year.
Club founders happy and thinking "Hmmm... this has potential."
Over Kung Pao Chicken and Moo Goo Gai Pan, an idea begins to take shape and a business plan is drafted which gets a reaction of "We can do this... but what do we name it?" Then commences the toughest decision we have had to make thus far - coming up with a name for our efforts.
Three months later... we decide to call ourselves THINKING FEET.
It symbolizes our primary focus of nurturing creative thinking and problem solving aptitude in young minds. Our curriculum and teaching methodologies are designed to enhance thought leadership in students so that they become better problem solvers of tomorrow.
Sep 2014: Thinking Feet starts with the first set of students covering Computer Programming and Mathematical Problem Solving.
While our current curriculum focus is on Computer Programming and Mathematical Problem Solving, we believe that nurturing the ability to think creatively and solve problems have multi-faceted benefits in a students' growth journey, no matter what discipline they choose to pursue later in life.
Tuhin Dutt brings a passion for analytical thinking and creativity that led him to pioneer many innovations in the financial services industry. While in his Electrical Engineering undergrad, Tuhin designed a modular home security system that worked on a innovative concept of digital signal processing and was designed for the user to be able to expand sensors on their own with a lot of flexibility and ease.
More recently, Tuhin won the top prize in Charlotte's Big Data Hackathon in 2013.
At Thinking Feet, Tuhin hopes to generate passion and energy in young minds around logical problem solving, analytical thinking and unbridled creativity instilling in them the confidence to take on new challenges. Tuhin designed the initial Technology Program, built the Creative Writing / Reading Program and is currently responsible for advancing the Math Problem Solving program in addition to overall strategy, student experience and business development.
Tuhin has a Electrical Engineering undergrad from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and a MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata.
Vimmi Borkar brings years of passion, creativity and experience in teaching. She has a Masters in Accounting followed by a growing career in Financial Services. After her last position as Head of Corporate Finance, she chose to pursue her long time passion in teaching accounting, taxation and economics to undergrad students. Those years of teaching created the spark and energy that Vimmi brings with herself to Thinking Feet.
During her Masters program in University of Texas at Arlington, she was one of the two candidates who was awarded a full scholarship. In addition, she featured on the Dean’s list and won the University Scholar Award.
At Thinking Feet, Vimmi is responsible for the Creative Writing and Reading program, in addition to managing Operations and Finance.
Mahesh Santhanam taught with Thinking Feet for a couple of years before deciding to extend his passion into a broader role where he is now responsible for innovating the Technology Enrichment Program along with Operations and Marketing.
Mahesh is a Financial Services industry veteran with leadership experiences spanning multiple domains including Risk, Technology, Regulatory oversight and more.
His attitude of embracing novelties, change and diversity in career, will translate to continued innovation at Thinking Feet and breaking new ground.
Mahesh has a Masters in Computer Science from University of Massachusetts, Amherst and brings an amazing balance of energy and discipline in his teaching approach.