At T.I.M.E. we have developed a unique examination preparatory program for students of classes VIII, IX and X. The program, designed by experts impart all necessary skills to a student that would enable him to understand and manage all critical factors that are necessary to score well in school examinations, and come out with flying colours.
It is a well-known fact that education plays an important role in shaping the life of an individual and that it is education which equips students with skills which help them think, analyze situations and take informed decisions.
Students in the age group of 11 to 14 years ( of classes VIII, IX and X ) are especially receptive. A properly planned delivery of concepts, when clubbed with appropriately calculated and executed activities can bring about a positive change in the way a student approaches subjects such as Mathematics and Science.
A good grounding in science and mathematics is of great importance ,as it helps the students develop logical and analytical skills. These are skills which students will need in future irrespective of the field in which they may want to make a career in. Apart from this in the highly competitive landscape that we are in today, what becomes more important is the relative performance of the student rather than the absolute marks that he scores in a school examination.
We believe that it is the attitude towards a subject that is more important than just scoring marks. At the same time good conceptual understanding of the subject will always reflect in the kind of marks a student scores in an examination.
As we have said earlier, in the present day scenario, performing well in the examinations at school is very important, as it not only helps students gain much needed confidence but also helps them secure entry to prestigious institutions and programs.
Being strong with the fundamentals is an important factor in scoring well, but there are many other factors which also contribute to a student's success.
As the old adage goes, “nothing succeeds like success.” The truth of this maxim cannot be overstated in today's competitive world.
Many students/parents feel that the grades that the student scores in their school examinations is the measure of their success.
Even though this is true to some extent a successful student is much more than that. A successful students exhibit a combination of attitude, behavior and intellectual capacity, that contributes to success.
A succesful student is also able to exhibit above characteristics consistently and not just on the examination day.
Till some years ago the kind of examinations that were conducted in school focussed only on how a student performs in tests which are conducted monthly/quarterly/half yearly/annually.
But, to judge a student's progress there is a need for continuous assesment, which happens on a daily basis , this analysis not only helps the teachers recognise where the student stands but also helps in taking remedial measures.
So, a successful student not only performs well in the end term examinations but also does well in each class that he attends. Also, it is important that a student develops the right attitude and behaviour which will be equally important for his future.
The CCE (Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation) system introduced by CBSE is designed to evaluate students on:
Scholastic Skills: Summative Assessment (60%) and Formative Assessment (40%)
Co-Scholastic Skills: Behavioral
Also, CBSE has introduced questions on HOTS (higher order thinking skills) in its curriculum, to test the students on their indepth understanding of concepts.
The introduction of CCE system by CBSE and questions on HOTS are in the right direction, as it means:
Proper and continuous evaluation of skill of the students
Less pressure on students
Overall development of the students
Focus on indepth understanding of the students
Consistent and regular peformance (in each class)
The above evaluation system implemented by CBSE focusses on overall development of the students.
Excelling in such a system, requires more than rote learning of concepts. It is imperative that a student does well in such a system as it would mean that the student not only succeeds in his examinations but will also be a successful student in true sense.
The Tuitions program offered by T.I.M.E. addresses this same need of creating a successful student rather than a student who is successful only in his end term examinations. The program unlike other tuition programs is not focussed on making students score marks by making them rote learn the concepts. The program is designed to impart students with skills and concpt clarity, which would lead to:
Better grades in Summative Assessment.
Increased participation in class.
Better performance in oral tests, quizzes, project works and assignments (formative assessment).
Desired behavioral attitude.
This program is specifically designed for students who wish
to prepare well for the examinations at school (both formative and summative) and want to achieve an excellent grade.
to achieve better grades through their understanding of concepts rather than through rote learning.
to be taught by highly talented, experienced and professional teachers.
The unique features of the course are listed below:
Imparting Conceptual Clarity: As mentioned earlier the major factor that influences the scores of a student is the amount of conceptual clarity that a student has. The School Examination Preparatory Program is designed to impart the much needed conceptual clarity. We strictly adhere to the Syllabus provided by NCERT/State Boards and structure the sessions in such a manner that the students understand and imbibe what they are learning and do not end up learning the concepts merely by rote. Nevertheless there are some concepts and formulae in both science and mathematics which a student needs to learn by rote; we provide them with techniques/methods which can help them remember these essentials.
Extensive Practice Sessions (Practice makes a man perfect): The course is designed to provide extensive practice to the students by making them solve workbook exercises and different types of tests. This practice helps students not only revise concepts at regular intervals but also provides them with an insight into the kind of questions that they would face in the school examinations.
Informative and Exhaustive Course Material: The course material is developed by experts who have vast experience in the field of training students for board examinations. The Course material which is a collection of Study Material, Practice Exercises, Unit Tests, Cumulative Tests and Model Exams is well-researched and provides exhaustive coverage of the concepts.
Regular Tests/ Model Tests and Sessions to make students understand the paper pattern and structure: A series of tests and model tests are conducted and once each test is completed an analysis/feedback sessions is conducted.
Extensive Practice through these tests ensures that the student :
overcomes the examination phobia.
develops a good understanding of the paper pattern and structure.
can devise and test different strategies to score more marks.
The feedback/analysis sessions ensure that the student :
can identify the shortcomings in his preparation and prepare for the next test accordingly.
develops an understanding of the best way of presenting a solution.
The objective of this course is to make the students understand and master basic concepts in the subjects of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
The focus will be on encouraging students to apply the concepts learnt to real-life situations. The programme will encourage school goers to look beyond textbooks for learning.
As children understand better what is taught in regular school classes, they will do well in board exams. It will also help them develop the acumen which will give them a distinctive edge over the rest of their peers.