Understand Learning & Educational Demands of a Contemporary Student
In the highly competitive environment of education these days, children need to give outstanding performances in peer group. School hours are not considered sufficient to meet the individual need of students and so children habitually feel stressed out and lagging behind in studies. Extra coaching in tuition is considered as the need of today’s students however, choosing the right coaching can make huge difference in the performance of different students.
The Current Scenario
Different Tuition Centres and Different Subjects: Most of the students end up going to various institutes which specialize in different subjects and many students can find it time consuming and confusing and they don’t get time for learning and concentrating on self studies. They remain conscious for being on time for next class.
Textbook Learning: Most coaching institutes provide notes or assignments for the subjects to memorize. However, they generally don’t study anything from those assignments and their concepts and logics go unclear. This can also discourage the learning in students.
Learning without Understanding: Students memorize subjects or topics only to clear their exams. However, according to the trend colleges provide admissions to those students who clear their IQ tests, group discussions and personal interviews. To clear IQ tests students need good knowledge, sharp mind and communication skills.
Stressful Environment for Learning: Learning is all about clearing few questions on different topics and then moving on to another topic. Although most of the students remain busy in keeping their home work up to date or to complete those extra assignments given at tuition centres.
Unqualified, Inexperienced Faculty: Most tuition teachers are not that capable or they can be academically qualified but have no experience of teaching in schools. Generally they are unable to clear the doubts and explain the concepts which leave the students confused.
Career Guidance Prominent by its Deficiency: Just preparing students for their school level examination is not sufficient and it is important that every student must realize their potential as their career is likely to depend on it and they should not influence by their peer group as every student is different. Career is based on the student ability, interest, strength and aptitude so students must know these qualities to choose a good career option. Presently student performance is considered according to their examination marks, career skills and communication skills. Institute must provide the awareness of the world around their studies and career..
While choosing a coaching institute parents must check that they provide following facilities which are necessary for modern studies:
- Application Based Learning: To score excellent marks in exams students require application based learning but just memorizing them will not take them anywhere and understanding the concepts well can help students in building a good career. By good understanding of concepts students can achieve their long term goals.
- Preparation for Entrance Exams: Schools and other supplemental education programs do not prepare the students for their entrance exams but if student is studying in good institute they can also get the guidance about clearing their entrance tests. If student is taking coaching from good coaching institute who have experience in teaching they can also provide guidance about the topics and questions involved in entrance examination. Apart from the school, curriculum tutors can help students in clearing their entrance exams for admissions in different colleges.
- Inclusive range of good content: content or assignments provided by the institute must be good enough to understand the concept easily. It should be simplified enough so that students can grab the command over the subject. Content should be written by the qualified person who also has some knowledge about modern methodology of learning. A person who has been in the education sector for a long time can be the right person for preparing the assignments. Doubts and questions of the students related to the topics must be clearly explained in the assignments.
- Experienced and Highly Qualified Faculty: faculty of the coaching institute must be qualified enough to teach the students effectively and they must have good experience in teaching so that they can guide the students in different subjects and topics. If a coaching institute is providing specialize faculty for every subject then it is a best place as student can get good coaching and guidance in each subject. Faculty must know the modern standards and methods to provide highest quality learning to students.
- Technology-Driven Studies: if an institute can provide modern technology for learning then it is considered best because students can learn through audio visual aids and students can use them later as well if they missed out the classes for any reason. Few institutes also provide unique student information system which provide regular updates and support.
- Regular Tests and Individual Students Analysis: Regular test help students to understand their week points and lacking. Coaching institutes also provide online analysis with quick feedback students can participate in these analysis and can check their performance on their own.
- Personality Improvement and Enrichment of Communication Skills: Good personality is required for successful career. The corporate world needs only all rounder personalities who can do multi-tasking in an organisation and who understand the business concepts well and can apply them efficiently. Coaching institutes can play a significant role in building a good personality of students and can help them in developing communication skills.
- Parents Teacher Interface: Coaching institute must update the parents about their children’s performance in weekly tests and should give regular feedback.