Monthly Archives: December 2015

Checking the Credibility of Coaching Centres

Most of the tuition centres give certain ‘guarantees’ to each parent. However, it is the responsibility of parents to check the credibility of these guarantees. So let’s figure out a few promises which teaching institutes make:

1. Offering crash courses

If a coaching institute says that it offers crash course, you need to dig details into the promise. You need to track whether it will help in syllabus completion and in how much time. You also need to figure out whether it is ok for a weak student as well or not.

2. Giving individual attention

If a coaching institute says that they give individual attention, you need to find out what is the class strength there, whether they have hired teachers specially for a high number of students or if they have made some special arrangements for weaker students. You need to ask them that how will you give individual attention if the class has 70 students in total.

3. Making students part of an encouraging learning environment

If someone promises that they are encouraging learning environment, you need to make sure that on what grounds is the coaching institute promising it. You need to find out if they have enough physical space and support to bring in learning environment or else they simply consider a quiet class as conducive.

4. Promising differentiated classrooms

Although its a novel idea, but you need to figure out if they offer different teaching material on every topic. You also need to find out if the coaching institute has changed the material to encompass the needs of the students.

5. Promising formative assessment

If a coaching institute questions you on formative assessment, you need to ask them a few questions. You should ask them that how they design this formative assessment. You should also ask them about the meaning of formative assessment.