Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Changing Times in Education and Home Tuition in 2017

What is Education? If we look for a technical meaning then it says something like a process of facilitating, learning, or the acquisition of skills, values, beliefs and habits and what exactly are the method of giving education, they are storytelling discussion teaching training and research. Actually that is way of inculcating certain skill set in a person to make him/her better, focused and successful. When we are young we usually don’t believe in the process, many of us even hate it thinking a forced task by parents and teachers which is just a barrier in doing things that we love to do at young age like playing, having fun, and definitely not taking life seriously which is by the way great because it is supposed be like that childhood is the best phase in one’s life. We realize the value of education eventually it possess great power infact nowadays it’s a lot easier to get through exams and score well because these days students are provided with lot of help apart from school like coaching institutes , private tuition etc.

Home tuitions are obviously Little Expensive but very effective method in today’s time. It is quite helpful as entire hour is focused on studies and the doubts that can’t be cleared in a classroom can be easily done here as kids are not all embarrassed to ask any sort of questions related to the subject of course. Lately I have seen drastic change in the graph of home tuition. Earlier coaching institutes were more popular among students but in few years it has totally shifted to home tuition. Parents has started to like it more because their kids are right in front of their eyes, it saves more time of the student and most importantly parents are very much aware of the performance of their children. Studies are important but education is a broad version of it. It not only educates you academically but also makes you better person so I would only suggest parents and teachers to explain the importance of education to the kids and not making it a pressure on them by constant comparisons with their friends, cousins and neighbors. Make your kid a better person not just better marks who has the ability to keep going in life and makes a comfortable living too.

Being a home tutor is an incredibly special job. We get a chance to not only interact with the student but also with his study environment which gives a plus situation to a home tutor than a group tution. We know our students, in a one-on-one environment with the opportunity to have a profoundly positive impact on their lives like the areas the student is good and the understanding of the areas of improvement. There is (usually) only one student at a time, which means that we are able to focus on their needs alone, without the distraction of other students. We get an opportunity to tailor our skills as per the need of each and every student. With association of the parents and student we can create SWOT analysis of the student and this opens up the opportunity for us to see how they work, see the areas in which they struggle, and to tailor our approaches to meet their needs. 

Written By Aishwarya Sharma

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Defining Education

Education, the word may ring a familiar and contemporary bell of mass discord discontentment in the field of educational concepts and precepts, theory and practice, art and science, so characteristically representative of educational scenario today, except that these word were uttered by Aristotle thousands of years ago, when he confronted a similar scenario that we experience today. With the advancement of Science and Technology, a corresponding change occurs in one’s perceptions inversely affecting values, virtues aims and aspirations, objectives and approaches, at any given point of time? Education, therefore, is the mirror of a society and is its characteristic manifestation.
Education is the process of development which consists of the passage of the human being from infancy to maturity and, the process whereby he adepts himself gradually in various ways to his Physical, Social and Spiritual Environment. But even in his social process, the child needs support and freedom from an Economic pressure. And that is why education requires long period of social as well as biological infancy when the young would live of the labor of others be released of self support. Here, child should not become a parasite. He must pay back by realizing the goals and objectives that education sets for him up to his optimal capacity, sincerely and honestly. Education must focus on total and optimal development of human resources.
The word ‘EDUCATION’ has been interpreted in many ways .This word has been derived from a Latin roots:

(1)   Educatum – To train, Act of teaching, or Training
(2)   Educere    - To lead out, To draw out
(3)   Educare    -To bring up, To educate

Education means to train: ‘E’ means from insite or inside,
‘Duco’ means to draw out  or to bring up.
When we combine these two words we get “To draw from inside”. Developing process of drawing out from within, to make explicit what is implicit, education is to draw out and develop powers and capacities to the optimal. Educare and educere also mean it is essentially a process of developing a child’s inner dispositions, capacities and abilities to full use. It is a process of developing a Continuous process of continuous development.
So we can say that:

a.      Education is a process of drawing out innate powers.
b.      Education is a process of development of individuality
c.       Education is a process of producing change in a group.
d.      Education is a process of adjustment to environment.

Another explanation of education is given by Adams, he said education is a Two polar
process between student and tutor . however according to John Dewey education is a 
Tripolar process. it has three components, student, tutor and content.

Hence, education is a tri polar and interactive process in which the instructional interventions bring in the desired behavioral change in the student. We can get the content from our society, culture, customs, religion, values and ethics etc. Society is dynamic: it grows and decays, springs up again with renewed and stronger vitality, permeating into entire social edifice of which education is an important part. Society and education grow together, one leading the other in a cycle fashion: Society calling upon education to cater for what it considers desirable and worthwhile; Education, in its turn, throwing back its perceptions and experiences by way of its feedback, In a sprit of mutual inter- dependence, to harmonies social aspirations and expectations. Education and society are, therefore, inverse related: any change in one wills necessarily lead to change in other.  Education, in this sense, is the manifestation of social pursuits and longings with common basic framework. In other words, both are the two sides of same coin.
There are so many quotations in favor and that makes the term education easier.
  According to Mahatma Gandhi, “By education I mean an all round drawing out of the best                                                                            in child and man: body, mind, and soul
According to Socrates “education means the bringing out of the ideas of universal validity which are in the mind of every man.”
According to Frobel,” education is a process by which child makes his internal external he same coin.

To sum up, education is a purposeful conscious or unconscious celebrate or spontaneous, psychological, sociological, scientific and philosophical process which brings about the all round development of individual to its fullest extent in the best of his social interests in such a way that he enjoys maximum happiness and prosperity.

Written by: Pooja Sharma

My life as a Home Tutor

Just like any other job, providing home tuitions has been an exciting journey for me.
I have had experiences that probably I would have never had if I was in some other profession. Dealing with young minds could be a challenging task sometimes, especially when you’re on their turf and they feel they’re the boss.

Times have changed from when a teacher had to be respected regardless to hey!
 I’m paying you for this job​ which has changed how things occur. As a home tutor, we need to overcome that mindset of a child and parent and skillfully create a place for ourselves where we command respect and are looked upon as an educator and the person who provides a guidance rather than a service, which seems an easy task but with all honesty, this has been the biggest hurdle whenever I have started a new class. It is not a generalization though, sometimes, which is very rare, I do come across some children and their parents, who’re still old school and believe in the values that I as a child grew up with. Sometimes it is more difficult than one could comprehend and you would be constantly tested and it would take much longer for you after constantly proving before you could earn the trust of the student and their parents. Every tutor has a different way to accomplish this threshold in order to have a command over the class. Mine has always been a friendly approach, which is not the most easy approach to follow but I believe it is more productive in the long run.

I am not trying to debate on what approach is the best, it entirely depends on what you are comfortable with as an educator and what works for you in the best interest of the pupil. In the end, we must have our focus intact.

When I take on a child, I somehow feel responsible not only for their good grades, but also their interest towards studies, their general awareness, their smartness and happiness too. It is the most important aspect of being an educator; we must focus on the complete development of a child right from their minds to personality. Now to accomplish that in just 5 hours a week could be a bit of a long shot but it often works if we stay persistent to our noble cause. Yes noble indeed, which most of this world seems to have forgotten now, how noble is this job of parting your knowledge onto someone else and channelizing their energies and mind towards a productive future — making and shaping a soft puddle of mud into a beautiful artifact, shaping it with gentleness and hammering with a paddle till you pass it through the furnace and finally colour it into a vibrant masterpiece, these are all apart of shaping a life and creating a future.

I am very proud of what I do, even though it doesn’t earn me a million dollars, even though it doesn’t buy me luxuries of life that the most run after, it does give me an enormous satisfaction and tremendous joy to be able to do what I do.

Written By: Himesh Saraf