Aparna Mulberry is a model of the fact that a person’s identity is well-rooted in one’s sense rather than what the world classifies them to be. Aparna Mulberry may not be a Malayali girl by birth, but this half-American, half-Chilean girl can speak sounder Malayalam than most Keralites. When she was three years old, her parents were fond of spiritual leader Amritanandamayi’s ashram in Kollam.
Though originally, she was in Vivekananda Public School, which was not an English medium school, she soon moved to Amrita Vidyalayam, where she did her primary and higher secondary schooling. Aparna accepts that language can break many obstacles and that she would not have had the same set of friends had she not learned Malayalam.
According to Aparna, the big turning point in her life was when the tsunami struck the state in 2004. A couple of months after the tragedy hit, Aparna transferred to the US to be with her father for a while. Thanks to her father, Aparna came out of her difficult phase and embraced her true self—an American girl who is a Malayali at heart.
She moved back to the US in 2005 where she completed high school and university. When she was a student in the US, she participated in a program called AmeriCorps NCCC that employs 18 to 24-year-olds in the United States in community service. As a part of the program, she has a chance to visit a few other schools for lower-income students and she loves to help the teachers there in their classes. Some of them were not skilled to handle the classes so she would take over. That was her first time teaching in her life.
There, she created a system of grouping students who were struggling and offering them special tutoring sessions, and it was very helpful. The following year, in 2009, she went back to Kerala and revisited the school that she had studied in years ago. And she executed the same system in Kerala and it functioned just as well. In 2011, she transferred to Thailand briefly where she performed as a tutor with a company called VIP Kid, where tutors in the US teach English to children in China. She worked with the company remotely for 5 years.
Teaching through the ENTRI Learning
She spent nearly a month and a half documenting videos for English Learning and had them well edited and prepared. The course was launched on June 16 and will take a student an average of 120 days to complete. It costs ₹2,999 to get a year-long entrance to these 120 videos which she made. They are each around seven to fifteen minutes long and contain everything from the basics to conversation to spoken English, pronunciation, and accent coaching. There are also free demo courses open for anyone who likes to see what it needs.
Aparna Mulberry may not be a Malayali by birth actually, but this half-American, half-Chilean girl can speak good Malayalam than most of the Keralites. It is the finest specialty that she owns. That’s why she feels like an Indian. Everyone who desires to speak English Fluently can join her class by Inverted coconut via the ENTRI Learning App. Here the tutor is a native speaker who is also fluent in Malayalam. Thus, the Malayalis got the right option via the classes to learn spoken English in a better way. This will allow much more than any other English coaching course.
She currently lives in France with her wife Amrita Sri, who is a cardiologist there, Aparna is into digital marketing and teaching English to students in China. According to Aparna one thing that she would like to tell people – is that don’t forget one’s roots. She is an American born, who got enchanted by Kerala and now she has proud to be here. No matter how much western culture intrigues you, have a bit of Kerala in you. You may desire of going abroad or settling there but please don’t leave your culture and mimic the western lifestyle, stick to your roots, Aparna says.