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Victor Lyons

Victor Lyons has had 3 successful careers:

  • He originally trained as a therapist specialising in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. He went on to train therapists, instigate two therapy delivery centres (UK and USA) and has now developed a protocol for clinical depression which is going to have a randomized control trial.
  • He has invented, built and implemented many large scale IT projects in the fields of e-commerce, financial services, primary school education and literacy. He is a PC Magazine Editor's Choice Award winner for his software.
  • He has invented, built and implemented several landmark education programs. His major claim to fame is as the inventor of Tara Akshar, possibly the most effective adult literacy program in the world.

He has worked in the UK, the USA, Spain and India. He now divides his time between Europe and India.

He is a past Visiting Research Fellow at the Royal Institution of Great Britain.

Sara Worsley-Lyons

Sara Worsley is an expert in creating and delivering training programs for young offenders, teenagers with emotional and behavioural problems, regular corporate adults and schoolchildren. She has worked in the UK, in Spain and in India. She has served on numerous UK government working groups to bring about policy and program content change in youth training and higher education. She is a published author on the subject of training programs for Special-Needs students, and the effectiveness of education and training in British educational establishments. She has spent many years running a coaching centre for IGCSE and IB students, and art-as-therapy for adults and children in Spain. She is also an artist in her own right, as well as being a published book illustrator and graphic designer.

She has been majorly responsible for the creation of the ReadingWise life skills courses that were used in the Employability project of the Indian Ministry of Rural Development. 45,000 unemployed youths have graduated these courses, AND found permanent employment.

She is the co-author of LearningWise English, our English language reading and speaking program.

Madhuri Yadav

Madhuri runs our LearningWise English projects in Delhi. She is one of our original Tara Akshar team from 2004 and played a crucial role in making sure all that all the pedagogy in our programs worked and worked very well indeed. She has degrees in Mathematics and Computing.

Preeti Sharma

Preeti is an experienced corporate trainer, NGO master trainer, and a trainer in the use of advanced memory techniques. She has taught life skills and literacy in rural and urban India, and Aids education in Zambia. She is one of the original team that developed the Tara Akshar literacy program, and she developed the Tara Akshar numeracy program.