With privatisation or rather corporatisation of schools in the City, private tuition classes are dying a slow death. Unlike other cities in the country tuition classes were a big fad in Hyderabad. A decade ago there were many coaching centers and tuition classes in the City. However, ever since corporate schools and colleges have started to flourish in the City students don’t find the need to get extra help in academics. In fact, with a busy schedule at college they are left with extra time for tuitions.
“When my elder son was studying for boards and competitive exams I had to take him to three different tuition classes. One for math, one for Telugu and the other for physics and chemistry. But when my younger son wrote his board exams two years back he did not go to any tuitions. Everything was covered in school including IIT coaching,” says W Padamaja, a parent.
Today most schools in the City have designed their curriculum in such a way that the extra help is provided in school itself. Apart from regular time tables they have special classes called ‘study hours’ dedicated to clear doubts.
Each teacher is alloted a few students whom they mentor. “Once a student joins our college they don’t need tuitions. We take care of their needs during study hours. Moreover they are in college most of the time, where is the time to go for tuitions?” asks Venu G, principal, Sri Chaitanya Jr College.
Teachers also agree that with corporate schools mushrooming in the City the demand for tuitions is coming down. “My daughter and I used to give tuitions to more than 40 students a few years back. Now we have less than 10 students. Ever since corporate schools and international schools have come up the demand for tuitions has come down,” says Lakshita N, a teacher.
Tuition teachers in the City blame the new life style of students for the dip. They are of the opinion that long hours at school are doing no good to students. “I have been in the industry for 12 years now. I have seen a major dip in the trend of tuitions. Unlike earlier, today I have only 50 students. Earlier schools began 8 am and ended at 3 pm giving students more time. Today, students are expected to spend more time at school but they do not get the right coaching or personal attention. To strengthen their basics they need coaching classes. The Board and government should consider this and take some action,” Ananthram Sharma, owner, Sharma classes.
My daughter is weak in physics and needs extra attention for this subject But all her energy gets drained out in school. She is in school from 8 am to 6 pm and this leaves here with no time for tuitions.
Sudha K, Parent
Despite the growth of corporate schools there is some demand for coaching classes. Most schools and colleges employ teachers who have problems with their language skills. They talk with an accent and this creates a mental block in students. They come to us despite the time crunch.
Atik Patel, Kites Tuitions center
Going to tuitions is very important as I need to brush up my Math skills. I go for evening tuitions after college. I can’t follow my professor’s method hence I go for extra classes.
Vikyath Arya, Student
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