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About Kanan Shah
Kanan was born and bought up in
India. She spent her formative years in joint family of 25 people. She was
always independent and entrepreneur from very young age. Kanan got married and
came to USA in 1991. She worked at many
places like tutoring in community college, jewelry store and bank. Finally, she
took job in corporate America and worked with Deutsch Bank, Chase and moved to
Texas in 2003, due to her job at Lockheed Martin. Then she decided to quit job
to become full time mom when her son started kindergarten. In 2010 Kanan
started tutoring business “Ottimmo Learning Center” to prepare her son for SAT,
college admission test. He got perfect score of 2400 and it took her business
to next level. Now she has many students
from K-12 grades. At Ottimmo Kanan
focuses on individual child in terms of their needs with customized tutoring
and emphasis on strategy.
In 2018 Kanan started “The Gourmet Kitchen
Catering”. Kanan's journey in catering business is her big achievement from
Non-cook to exotic chef. As a child having so many aunties around, she never
cooked. Kanan started cooking only after
coming to US! Since then, Kanan has
hosted, catered and managed over fifty events for 30 to 300 people. Focus of The Gourmet Kitchen is on healthy,
authentic and yet exotic catering.
Now Kanan is ready to start yet
another venture:“Take me Buddy”, tour Company in which travelers are escorted
in a group to various destinations in India and getting personalized and
authentic experience. Travelers will experience places in India with complete
immersion. This will include cooking classes, arts, history, cultural
experience with locals. Take Me Buddy wants each of your travel a journey:
within and without!
Kanan is founding member of Mumbaikar in DFW with over 350
members. She is also founding member of Mumbaikar women power group and kid’s
group. The group's goal is to encourage and motivate women and kids to be
leaders and entrepreneurs.
Kanan's Message to women: We women do not need empowerment
we are already powerful. All we need to do is show the world our power!
Ottimmo’s sole purpose is to help your child reach his/her full academic potential. Because every student learns differently and has different strengths and weaknesses, our master teachers provide individualized attention and lessons for each child.
Concept Based Learning
Our concept based learning programs have helped students of all grade levels increase class scores and become better prepared for college entrance exams and higher learning.
Ottimmo strives to build a foundation beyond test taking skills to enrich the learning experience with the goal of preparing students for higher education. Currently Ottimmo serves over one hundred students, providing personalized instruction in core subjects as well as electives for K-12 students.