Having dropped out of school and pursued a career in professional tennis, Tej experienced first-hand what it was like to be in the bottom half of academic performers, struggling with feelings of being overwhelmed, anxiety and a lack of engagement. After finishing his pro tennis career, he spent years researching academic and sporting performance as well as various health issues such as sleep deprivation, burnout and fatigue.
His current organisation, Performance Learning, is dedicated to helping students understand more about themselves – from their sleep through to how they retain information – to improve how they learn and maximise their potential. It has delivered over an 86% success rate in improving exam results and test scores in students from primary through to higher education, covering over 28 nationalities across the UK and in the U.A.E. The company’s work has been independently assessed and verified from two leading universities and their research spans across nine years.
Tej is an experienced speaker and presenter, equally at home interacting with a class of teenagers as he is engaging audiences of over 1,000 people at a time on subjects such as ‘Mankind’s Biggest Challenge for the Next Century’, to being interviewed alongside leaders of Fortune 500 companies such as Shell, Unilever, NBC on Corporate Social Responsibility. He has been featured on the BBC World Service discussing the importance of a good night’s sleep and, most recently, presented at the 2017 Global Education & Skills Forum in Dubai. Tej is a One Young World Ambassador and ARNI Executive Board Member.