- Hello! My name is Mariashanti. I am an Indian born New Zealander. I am from Chennai, which is in South India. I live in Wellington with my family. I am a teacher by profession, and prior to this, I was a Dietician. I enjoy meeting people from around the world. I love to share my culture with them and learn more about their ways of life. I am passionate about teaching others and love to see people succeed in their learning. I am warm, kind, caring, patient and understanding. I also enjoy learning from others. I believe that each one of us is talented in some way or the other. We are all special and we are here to shine our bright lights, support each other and live in peace and harmony. I love nature and enjoy all the beautiful things this world has to offer. I hope I can make a difference in your lives by motivating, inspiring and guiding you towards mastering the English language. I know you will excel in your learning as I support and guide you.