Reflection and Introspection are the two key words

-Venkat Mudunuru, Assistant Director


Our Services

Dr ANV Rao Gurukulam Program is a not-for-profit community program aiming to serve students around the community. Sunday tutoring program is open for K to 12 grade students. Sessions begin at 10 a.m. every Sunday from September through May, except for holidays, on the THIRD floor of Cooper Hall on the USF Tampa campus. Our dedicated volunteers will assist school students with the subjects like mathematics, sciences, reading and writing among others.



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Our Team

Dr Rao Gurukulam Program strives to provide assistance for education for students of diverse ethnic, racial, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. We are grateful to USF Faculty, Graduate, Undergraduate students those who stood forward for volunteering in our program.

Arise, awake and stop not till the goal is reached.
Swami Vivekananda

Krishna Rentachintala


Krishna is a fourth-year student majoring in Cell and Molecular Biology. She is a Statistics peer leader for the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the Academic Success Center in the USF library. She is passionate about contributing to the success of others and is grateful to have had opportunities to do so. She is currently involved in undergraduate research, focused mainly on Genetics and Cell Biology. Her goal is to become a doctor. She is an artist who enjoys photography and working with watercolor, prismacolor and oil.

Education is the way
Venkat VnV

Jeremy Hoffower

Vice President

Jeremy is a second year Health Sciences Major with goals to enroll in a PhD program for physical therapy. He plays for the USF Men’s Rugby team and interacting and helping people. He enjoys working with younger children and is extremely efficient is making them focus, learn, and have fun. He believes in helping those who need it in order to better prepare them for the future. He has been an active member of the program since 2015 and plans on continuing with it until he graduates.

Arise, awake and stop not till the goal is reached.
Swami Vivekananda

Venkateswara Rao Mudunuru, Ph.D.

Assistant Director

Venkat has a doctorate degree in Statistics from University of South Florida. He has a Masters' degree in Mathematics and Masters' degree in Statistics. Currently working as Visiting Instructor of Statistics at USF. He is serving as an active volunteer and assistant director for this program since August 2008.

Since you can't go back to your past, get back to your work now.
Hima Bindu R

Veera Challapalli, M.S.


Veera, is a dual Masters degree holder from USF. He has a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering and Masters degree in Engineering Management. He is currently looking for a full time job opportunity which fits best for his degree. He is actively volunteering since 2013. His goal is to reach a Highest Level position in his job and in life.

Work is Worship

Stanislau Smirnou.

Treasurer & Financial Officer

Stanislau Smirnou alias Stas, is currently enrolled as an undergraduate student majoring in Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of South Florida. He is planning to enroll in an MD/Ph.D. program in the future. He has been involved with research focusing on the dynamics of the tumor suppressor protein p53 and is currently working on the cell cycle regulation of Toxoplasma and Malaria parasites. He is also a Statistics Peer Leader for the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. He has been an active member of this organization since 2015 and greatly enjoys helping the younger students in our community achieve academic success.


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