In this competitive world, even the bright students are required to take up an additional tuition or coaching class in order to stay ahead of their peers. Tuition is no more a taboo and eventhough students do not openly confess about their improved grades attributing it to the coaching classes, it is a known truth that all the achievers are making use of their after varsity hours by getting trained for their main exams.
But given the diversity, where every street or every house has turned into a tuition centre, how is it possible to identify the good ones from those who are just waiting to cash in your trouble? By considering the following factors, parents can decide which tutor or tuition centre is best for their wards.
There are some tuition centres where priority is given to just enrol students, one faculty claims to handle too many subjects. This is a testimony for their faculty crunch and lack of knowledgeable teachers to teach and specialise in one particular subject. Stay away from such impostors. They are just trying to make use of your situation.
A place that has sufficient faculty where one person handles limited subjects of his expertise is the right tuition centre for your child.
During the time of admission, try conversing with the faculties to estimate how good their communication skills are. If a teacher cannot convey simple conversational messages, they are sure bad enough to convey subject matters to a student. Some teachers might possess the subject knowledge, nevertheless, it does not help if he/she cannot convey concepts understandable by the students.
Most tuition centres demand bulk payment, that is paying for an entire year even before the student has joined. It is apparently not easy to ask them back for demo classes and then make the payment. Alternatively, you can postpone the payment by a day and make your child observe the first session of the class and then decide if you want them to continue or not.
A crowded tuition centre does not necessarily mean that the teachers are excellent. They might just be doing good due to their popularity and advertisement. Know the tuition timings and enquire about it to students and parents when they leave their coaching class. Their feedback will act as a valuable suggestion for you to make sure that you are leaving your child at the right place.
Even if the tutor is good, if too many people attend one class, it would again be a repetition of the school and individual attention would be lost. Assess if the batch size is considerable for your child to get enough attention for training. You can either talk to the tuition centre about it and change the batch timings or again scour for a different coaching class where better attention is paid towards your ward's success
Check the look and feel of the classrooms. No, I don't mean that they should look all posh and decorative. But give importance to a hygienic and serene environment that would make a suitable place for your child to study.
Observe if all the fans and lights are working. In fact, air conditioned class rooms are an advantage more than a just luxury because when your child goes to the tuition centre after a tired day at school or college, he/she must receive sufficient refreshment to concentrate for additional hours of the day. This would also make sure if your money is utilised properly by the tuition centre for the welfare of the students.
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