Meet Kavita Mathew, Program Support Specialist


(Photo: Kavita Mathew)

(Photo: Kavita Mathew)

Kavita Mathew currently works as a Program Support Specialist in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sheridan where she has been since 2011. She grew up in Mumbai, India and, prior to coming to Canada, lived in Dubai for 17 years. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and she completed her MBA from Kaplan University in 2013. She does not like writing about herself.

Kavita Mathew answers Alchemy’s Proust Questionnaire:

Favourite virtue: Patience.

Most overrated virtue: Tolerance.

Most important lesson I learned in kindergarten: Sharing.

Most important lesson I’ve learned this year:  … is to stop worrying about things.

My favourite qualities in a student: Eagerness to learn and respecting their teacher.

My favourite qualities in a teacher: Patience and dedication to students.

Moment in my life I’d like to re-live: My college days.

My idea of perfect happiness: My family.

My idea of complete misery:  A migraine.

In my opinion the secret to success is:  Persistence and hard work.

My favourite word: Oh no!

My favourite quotation, motto, or phrase: “To be a leader, you have got to lead human beings with affection.” (J.R.D. Tata)

The word/phrase/expression I overuse in life: “You can only take the horse to the water, you cannot make it drink.” I basically use it with my kids J.

The word/phrase/expression I overuse at work: “I miss the students.” (used only during reading week)

If I weren’t an administrator I’d be: A counsellor.

The talent or skill I wish I had: I wish I could sing.

Language I’d love to be able to speak: French.

A country/place I’d like to visit: Israel.

On my bucket list: Too many to list, but to mention a few: Explore new places, fly in a hot air balloon.

My favourite historical, literary, or cinematic character(s): Mahatma Gandhi.

My least favourite historical, literary, or cinematic character(s): Adolf Hitler.

My favourite food/meal and drink: Chinese and Middle Eastern.

My favourite painter/artist: M.F. Hussain.

My favourite singer/musician: Celine Dion and Bryan Adams.

My guilty TV/film/gaming pleasure: Modern Family.