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Crazy Emperors, Unhappy Unions, and Fireworks in China

Crazy Emperors, Unhappy Unions, and Fireworks in China


As the world becomes smaller through improved transportation, everything seems to move faster and everyone is capable of traveling to new and distant lands to start fresh. As Ireland suffers from the potato famine, the Boers and the British are struggling for control of South Africa while the Spanish and Americans struggle over Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Philippines. The Russian czar is paranoid about assassination and the Red Sultan is working to expand the Ottoman Empire. Together, we will meet and study strong leaders, including Theodore Roosevelt, Crazy Horse, Andrew Carnegie, the last Qing emperor of China, and the “Lion of Africa.”


  • Recommended for ages 9 and up
  • Instructor: Ms. Aditi Sigar
  • Wednesdays, 12:45 - 1:45 PM 
  • 4 classes
  • November 10, 17, December 1, 8 (no class November 24)


Aditi Sigar is a final year student at The IIS University, where she is pursuing two Bachelor's degrees together. One degree is Bachelor of Arts (English literature, Psychology, and Sociology), and the other is Bachelor of Education (Pedagogy of English and Counselling). 


She secured a Merit position in Cambridge University’s Business English exam (prelims and vantage). Aditi is also an IELTS trainer, trained at the British Council. She completed a 220- hour International Diploma in TEFL/TESOL with specialization in Business English Teachers Training (Grade A).


She teaches English (accent reduction and pronunciation coach) to students from all over the world. This way, she got exposure to cultures of several countries, such as Bahrain, Brazil, Egypt, Guinea-Bissau, Peru, South Korea, and the U.A.E among many others. 


She speaks English, Hindi, Shekhawati, Spanish, and Korean! In her free time, she volunteers to educate rural kids of India with an NGO and pens poems and articles for her university magazine.


Teaching style: hands-on activities, worksheets, class discussion, peer partner learning

Student & Parent Reviews for Ms. Aditi:

  • She is SO patient! She answered all the kids' questions and really helped them grasp the concepts. - Elan, parent
  • So sweet and fun. - Rebecca, parent
  • Ms. Aditi is a fun, intelligent, and charming teacher! I love how she includes all her students to participate in classes. Her homework is always interesting and really gets students' brains to dive deep into their thoughts. -Abigail, student
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