All you want to know about IB

Today, parents have limitless expectations on their children’s future about choosing quality educational boards. Now it’s no longer enrolling only in CBSE (Central board of secondary education) or ICSE (Indian Certificate of Secondary Education).

Moderately, parents look for some curriculum that equals international education. But many of them would not know, what available and how to get international curriculum and schools present in Mumbai.

 Now onwards you’re not going to be witlessness, we at Mytrustedtutor.com going to give you complete know-how of all International curriculum details. In that order in this article we have covered about International Baccalaureate (IB). Also read, IGCSE-Complete Know How in separate article

What is IB (International Baccalaureate)?

The IB means “International Baccalaureate” the term means Pre-University in French. It’s a non-profitable educational establishment that was founded in the year 1968 at Geneva, Switzerland. A cluster of leading educators from various countries have formed an international curriculum that could be followed globally.

Obviously, it is a system of education that holds international curriculum at 4000 schools in 141 countries. This board is gaining high pervasiveness at the midst of new schools of India and all over the world. The IB has earned high standard of reputation at pedagogical expansion and global learning community.

The IB curriculum is followed at schools, governments and international organizations to build laborious assessments and challenging program to the students. Moreover, IB employs innovative learning skills and teaching methodologies to bull its objective.

Core competencies of IB

The International Baccalaureate has special emphasis on student’s personal development and special curriculum.  With the ever changing curriculum, IB trains both students and teachers in a single stretch.

Those schools which authorize to offer IB programmes are known to be IB World School, which shares educational philosophy and standards.  Presently, IB teaching is taken by more than one million students worldwide.

Programmes offered in IB

IB offers various educational programmes based on ages from 3 years to 19 years.  This framework has four programmes, which motivates both academic and personal attainment on all age groups.

The following programmes are offered at different levels of IB based on the age criteria’s of the students,

  • Primary year Programme (PYP)

  • Middle year Programme (MYM)

  • Diploma Programme(DP)

  • Career related programme (CP)

Primary Year Programme (PYP)

This Primary year programme is offered to the students who are aged between 3 to 12 (grades nursery). The aim of PYP is to prepare the students to be active, caring, life learners who respect themselves and others, with relevant potential to participate around the world. On the whole it focuses on initial development of a child. Probably this PYP of IB falls under Kindergarten to class 5.

The special part of IB is their curriculum structure, where they have finely derived the subjects for PYP. So that students may not find as difficult. Those subjects includes as,

  • Language
  • Social Studies
  • Arts
  • Mathematics and
  • Social Science and Technology
  • Physical education

Middle Years Programme (MYP)

In this Programme everything is all about practical connection between real world and studies.  The MYP is offered to the age group from 11 to 16 (grades 6-10). By the way, this program enables them to do design and academic participation skills.

Middle Years Programme subjects are mostly practical oriented and includes classes from 6 to 10. It contains eight subjects in total as,

  • First Language
  • Second Language
  • Science and Technology
  • Mathematics
  • History and Geography
  • Arts
  • Computers and technology

Diploma Programme (IBDP)

The Diploma Programme (IBDP) aims to cultivate an excellent deep knowledge based on student’s capacity. IB find outs students who excels intellectually, emotionally, physically and ethically strong. And this DP is a two year laborious pre-university course that offered to the age from 16 to 19 (grade 11-12) students. The subjects that comes this curriculum are totally six,

  • First Language
  • Second Language
  • Individuals and Societies
  • Sciences
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Elective

Including this, a specialization is also offered at two levels, Standard level (SL) and Higher Level (HL). Because it is mandatory for the diploma program, to do at least three subjects at higher level in any subject combinations for specialization.

(E.g. Chemistry, Physics, Math of Business & Management, English, Economics)

However, there are three core themes that have been made mandatory in DP as,

  1. Theory of Knowledge (TOK)

  2. Extended Essay (EE)

  3. Creativity Action Services (CAS)

Career-related Programme

The reason for having this career-related programme is to ensure the students with active career skills. Perchance, it primes them to further higher education or employment.

This programme holds minimum of two parts under IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) that is a core consisting of 4 components and a career oriented lesson plan. The curriculum designed for those who interested in catching career related education in the final two years of secondary education. As part of curriculum, all students must study minimum of two Diploma programme in CP.

If you want to know, how can students benefit from this Career-related Programme?

Then, here is the answer that CP ensures the students to:

  • Think creatively and critically
  • Combine academic stuffs with professional skills
  • Communicate effectively and clearly at different situations
  • Work as team and collaborate with others
  • Be broad thinking and open-minded

With all these above essentials IB students can opt for higher education, apprenticeship or an internship or even a position in their interested field.

IB Recognition

Still, the students who start their schooling at Primary Year Programme (PYP) end up at IB Diploma Programme (IBDP). Thus, IBDP has been accepted as pre-university course at both international and national level. In India which is equivalent to class 12 qualification under Indian education board.

With no doubt, the students of IB will have privileges to access all Bachelor’s degrees at any Indian University.

Examination assessment in IB Schools

The IB Research Unit based of Cardiff, UK conducts the Examination for IB DP program. All over the world the exam will be conducted simultaneously in one or two cycles. In advance, the schools will assign their approval based on different subjects and usually the exams go by May or November months. The assessment is completely based on the students learning, interpretation and understanding of topic.

The final grade is not going to be the score card of complete program, but it’s a combination of student’s performance and project work of two years DP program. The assessment is carried out in two ways as Formative method (comprises Internal assessments and teacher assessments) and summative method (external examination scores)

List of IB Schools in Mumbai

We have listed all IB based schools of Mumbai.

Hence, IB is a unique education because of its personal standards and rigorous academic programmes. Eventually it molds the students to climb up their career and life ladders. The IB aims to inspire a hallmarked community through its curriculum. So never have a hesitation to initiate your children’s education in IB.

Do read, IGCSE-Complete know How to know about CIE based IGCSE curriculum

Contributed by Dani Disossa, freelance writer at MyTrustedTutor.com

IGCSE School in Mumbai

IGCSE schools in Mumbai offer several programs to students starting from Cambridge Primary Program (Grade 1 to Grade 5), Checkpoint (Grade 6 to Grade 8), IGCSE (Grade 9 & Grade 10) and IGCSE AS/A Level (Grade 11 & Grade 12)

We have made an attempt to find all schools in Mumbai, which offers any of the curriculum of CIE (Cambridge International Examinations ). It’s really exciting to know that Mumbai has got the highest number of schools offering International curriculum either IGCSE or IGCSE AS/A Level or IBDP Program in India.

Mumbai has a total of 78 schools offering IGCSE based curriculum. In south Mumbai, there are 11 schools that follow CIE curriculum. In Western Sub-urb (i.e. from Virar to Bandra) there are 44 schools. In central sub-urb (i.e. Mulund to Matunga), there are 9 CIE-based curriculum schools. In Thane region (comprising Thane, Kalyan and Dombivali city) there are 6 schools and Navi Mumbai has 8 schools following IGCSE curriculum.

All schools offering IGCSE curriculum has got fully functional website. Do visit school website to know all details regarding the curriculum, infrastructure, admission process, school timing, location, etc. before enrolling your child in IGCSE based curriculum.

In case, you want to know, complete details of IGCSE, do read “IGCSE- Complete Know How

IGCSE School in South Mumbai

  1. Aditya Birla World Academy, Vastushilp Annexe, Gamadia Colony, J.D. Road, Tardeo,Mumbai 400 034
  2. B.D. Somani International School, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai 400 005, Maharashtra, India.
  3. Bombay International School, Gilbert Building, Babulnath, 2nd Cross Road, Mumbai- 400007
  4. Bright Start Fellowship International School, Fellowship Society Campus,Near August Kranti Maidan,Gowalia Tank, Mumbai 400036
  5. Christ Church School, Clare Road,Byculla, Mumbai – 400 008
  6. D Y Patil International School, Worli, Adarsh Nagar, Opp. MIG Colony, Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400030
  7. DSB International School, 76 Bhulabhai Desai Road, Breach Candy, Mumbai – 400 026
  8. HVB Global Academy, 79 MARINE DRIVE, “F” ROAD; MUMBAI 400 020
  9. JBCN International School, Parel, Yogi Tower (Citi Tower Building),Dr. S S Rao Road, Opp. Ashok Tower, Behind ITC Hotel, Parel, Mumbai – 400012.
  10. NSS Hill Spring International School, NSS Educational Complex,M. P. Mill Compound,Tardeo, Mumbai – 400 034, India
  11. The Universal School, Behind Bhatia Hospital, Tardeo, Mumbai- 400 007

IGCSE School in Western Sub-urb of Mumbai

  1. Ajmera Global School, Eksar Road, Yogi Nagar, Borivali (West), Mumbai, 400092
  2. Billabong High International School – Malad, Bhoomi Park, Marve Road, Malad West Mumbai – 400 095
  3. Bilasrai Kashinath Gadia (A Level) Junior College, Krishna Realties, Behind Sunder Nagar,Off. S.V. Road & Link Road, Malad (West),Mumbai – 400064.
  4. Billabong High International School, Santacruz, Ajivasan, Off. Juhu Tara Road, Opp. Lido Tower, Next to SNDT College, Santacruz West, Mumbai 400 049
  5. Bombay Cambridge School, Andheri (West), Caesar Road, Amboli,Andheri (West), Mumbai-400058
  6. Bombay Cambridge School, Andheri (East), Rabindranath Tagore Marg, Off Sahar Road, Chakala, Andheri(East) Mumbai – 400 099
  7. CP Goenka International School, Juhu, CP Goenka International School, Juhu
  8. Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Bandra (East), Mumbai – 400098
  9. Dr. Pillai Global Academy, Plot No. 1, RSC 48, Gorai-II, Mhada Layout, Near Gorai Bus Depot, Borivali (W), Mumbai – 400092
  10. Dr. S Radhakrishnan Vidyalaya, Malad West, Sunder Nagar,Malad (West), Mumbai – 400064.
  11. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Vidyalaya, Borivli (West), Saibaba Nagar, Borivali (W), Mumbai 400092
  12. Ecole Mondiale World School, Gulmohar Cross Road No. 9, JVPD Scheme, Juhu, Mumbai- 400049
  13. Gundecha Education Academy
  14. HVPS International School, A-21, Near Income Tax Quarters,Opp. Mira Society, Oshiwara,Andheri (W), Mumbai – 400 053
  15. Jamnabai Narsee School, Narsee Monjee Bhavan, N.S. Road No. 7,JVPD Scheme, Vile Parle (West),Mumbai – 400 049.
  16. Jankidevi Public School,
  17. JBCN International School, Borivali
  18. JBCN International School, Oshiwara, Oshiwara Harrow Avenue, Off Andheri Link Road, Behind Tarapore Towers,Oshiwara, Andheri (W), Mumbai – 400058.
  19. KES International School, Khar Education Society,S V. Road, Khar (W), Mumbai – 400052
  20. Mainadevi Bajaj International School, Rajasthan Sammelan Campus, SV Road, Opp. Bajaj Hall, Malad West, Mumbai- 400064
  21. MET Rishikul Vidyalaya, Cambridge International School, Bhujbal Knowledge Centre, Bandra Reclamation, Bandra (W), Mumbai-400 050
  22. Nahar International School, Nahar’s Amrit Shakti, Chandivali Farm Road, off Saki Vihar Road, Andheri (East), Mumbai – 400 072.
  23. Oberoi International School, Oberoi Garden City, Near Oberoi Mall, Off Western Express Highway, Goregaon East, Mumbai – 400063
  24. Panbai International School, Prabhat Colony,Opp B.M.C Office Santacruz East, Mumbai.
  25. Pinnacle High International School, Sunder lane, Orlem, Malad(w), Mumbai – 400064.
  26. Podar International School, (IB & CIE) – Primary Section, Shagun Plaza, Opp. CKP Club, Linking Road, Khar (West),Mumbai- 400052
  27. Podar International School, (IB & CIE) – Secondary Section, Ramee Emerald Building, Near Shamrao Vitthal Bank,S. V. Road, Khar (West).Mumbai – 400052.
  28. Prabhavati Padamshi Soni International Junior College, East-West Road No. 3,J.V.P.D. Scheme, Juhu,Mumbai – 400 049
  29. RAM RATNA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, Keshav Srushti, Gorai Road, Uttan Bhayander (W),Dist. Thane 401 106
  30. RBK School, Beverly Park, Mira Road East, Thane – 401 107.
  31. RIMS International School and Junior College, Mumbai, New Link Road, Near Fun Republic,Andheri West, Mumbai
  32. Rustomjee Cambridge International School, (Dahisar Branch), Rustomjee Acres, Rustom Irani Marg, Dahisar (West), Mumbai 400 068
  33. Rustomjee Cambridge International School (Virar Branch), Plot PS 209, Off. Narangi Bypass Rd, Opp. Avenue H, Global Ciy, Virar (W) Mumbai
  34. Ryan Global School, Yamuna Nagar, Near Millat Nagar,Andheri West, Mumbai – 400053.
  35. Savitridevi Hariram Agarwal International School, Shankar Lane, Opp. Jain temple, Kandivali(West), Mumbai- 400067.
  36. Singapore International School, On National Highway No. 8, Post Mira Road, Dahisar, Mumbai – 401104
  37. St. Anne International School, Sundar Lane, Orlem, Malad West, Mumbai- 400064
  38. SVKM International School, CNM School Campus, Dadabhai Road, Off. S.V. Road,Vile Parle West, Mumbai- 400056
  39. Thakur International School, CTS No-1299, Shivaji Road,Off MG Road,Kandivali(W) Mumbai- 400067
  40. Tridha, A Rudolf Steiner School, Malpa Dongri No.3, Near Pump House, Opposite Satya Darshan Society, Andheri East, Mumbai 400093
  41. Utpal Shanghvi Global School, East-West Road No. 3,J.V.P.D. Scheme, Juhu,Mumbai – 400 049, India.
  42. Veer Bhagat Singh Vidyalaya, Marve Road, Malad (West),Mumbai – 400 095.
  43. VIBGYOR High School, Goregaon,  Motilal Nagar – 1, Srirang Sabde Marg,Off. Andheri – Malad Link Road, Goregaon (W),Mumbai – 400 104.
  44. Witty International School, Ramchandra Lane, Malad (W), Mumbai – 400 064.

IGCSE School in Central Sub-urb of  Mumbai

  1. Bunts Sangha’s S M Shetty International School & Junior College, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai – 400076.
  2. Amulakh Amichand International School, 76-A, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Road,Matunga, Mumbai – 400019
  3. Don Bosco International School, Nathalal Parekh Marg, Matunga East, Mumbai 400 019
  4. Garodia International Centre for Learning, 153, Garodia Nagar, Ghatkopar (E),Mumbai – 400077
  5. Hiranandani Foundation School International,
  6. Podar International School, Powai, Podar Centre, 85, Chamarbaug Post Office Lane, Dr.Ambedkar Road, Parel, Mumbai 400012
  7. RBK International Academy, Opp. Indian Oil Nagar, Near Shankara Colony, Ghatkopar – Mankhurd Link Road, Mumbai – 400088
  8. THE GATEWAY SCHOOL OF MUMBAI, Sion-Trombay Road, Next to Deonar Bus Depot, Diagonally opposite TISS, Govandi (E), Mumbai – 400088
  9. Trinity International School, Plot No. 247-248, Near Gokul Hall, Sion (E), Mumbai – 400022

IGCSE School in Thane Region

  1. Billabong High International School – Thane, Main Road No 27, Wagle Industrial estate Thane – W, Thane – 400604
  2. Gurukul, Daval Pada – Vasar, Pipeline Road,Near Nevali Junction, District: Thane.Pin. 421306
  3. IRA Global School, Kole Gaon, Opp. Premiere Company,Kalyan Shilphata Road, Dombivli East
  4. Omkar Cambridge International School, P-74/P-89 PHASE II, MIDC RESIDENTIAL ZONE,NEAR MAMATA HOSIPITAL,NEXT TO ICICI BANK BUILDING,DOMBIVLI EAST-421203
  5. Podar International School, Kalyan, Wyale Nagar, Gandhar Village, Near Rita Memorial School, Near Mohan Pride High life, Kalyan (West) – 421301.
  6. Rustomjee Cambridge International School Thane Branch, Rustomjee Urbania, Eastern Express highway, Majiwada, Thane West, 400601

IGCSE School in Navi Mumbai Region

  1. Avalon Heights International School, PLot No.:  7, Sector 19 B,Vashi, Navi Mumbai 400 703.
  2. D Y Patil International School – Nerul, Dr. D Y Patil Vidhyanagar, Sector 7, Nerul(East), Navi Mumbai – 400706
  3. Dr Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel, Sector-7, Khanda Colony,New Panvel, Navi Mumbai- 410206
  4. Goldcrest International School, Plot No. 59, Sector 29, Near Rajiv Gandhi Park, Vashi, Navi Mumbai – 400 703
  5. Harmony International School, Plot No. 15, Sector -5, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai-410210
  6. Podar International School, Seawood, Plot Number 30, Sector – 36,Near HP Petrol Pump,Palm Beach Road,Nerul, Navi Mumbai – 400 706
  7. Ryan Global School, Khargar, Plot No 1 2 & 3,Sector No 11 Kharghar,Navi Mumbai – 410210
  8. Vibgyor High School, Airoli, Plot no. 114, Sector no. 8A, Airoli, District Thane. Navi Mumbai 400 708

School list must have definately helped you in locating schools in your locality. If you want to share your experience of any of IGCSE schools, do comment here.

Rishav Kumar,

Co-Founder, MyTrustedTutor.com

IGCSE- Complete Know-How

Both parents and students intensively look for quality education for the future. Today it’s not a hardship to enroll in Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) or in ICSE (Indian Certificate of Secondary Education). Peoples look forward into international curriculum like IGCSE, IB etc.

This article is a series look of international curriculum about International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE).

If you know about IB curriculum already then it would be easy for you to understand IGCSE. If not, check IB curriculum here

What is IGCSE?

IGCSE stands for International General Certificate of Secondary Education and it’s like other boards CBSE, ICSE and also equivalent to state educational boards of India.

IGSCE formed in the year 1988 and it’s established by University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE).

IGCSE offers international qualification of study for 5 to 19 years aged students, including two year comprehensive programmes for Class 9 and Class 10.

IGCSE is one of rigorous academic curriculum which is followed internationally to prepare students at innumerable outlooks. This international curriculum has turnout many popular national curricula.

IGCSE offers wide range of academic standards through concrete learning and teaching methods. This offers English language curriculum in special, that easy the students to prepare for further exams.

IGCSE Programmes and Curriculum

Having numerous qualities of educational boards worldwide, not all boards allow the students to have their own set of curriculum. Only few international and national boards show the liberty of curriculum.  In that way IGCSE focuses on a flexible and balanced curriculum of study for the student’s benefits.

The programmes and curriculums lead from primary to secondary and through pre-university.

  • Cambridge I Primary Program for students aged 5 to 11 Years (Grade 1 to Grade 5)

This program offers emphasis on subjects like English, Maths and Science. This program helps in developing language skills, basic numerical ability and scientific bent of mind in the early years of child development.

Schools in Mumbai offer subject combination as English, Hindi, Marathi, Maths, Science, Humanities, Information Technology, Art, Music, Dance, Drama and Physical Education.

School conducts Cambridge Primary Progression Test from Grade 3 to Grade 5 to monitor school performance. No student is passed or failed but only monitored against international parameters.

At the end of Grade 5, students appear for Cambridge International Primary Achievement Test. Students are given the certificate “Primary Certificate of Achievement” by University of Cambridge International Examinations.

  • Checkpoint I, II and III for students aged 11 to 14 years (Grade 6 to Grade 8)

At the end of this program, students appear for Checkpoint Test. This test students ability in English, Maths and Science. After passing Checkpoint, students move to IGCSE.

  • IGCSE I & II for the students aged 14 to 16 years (Grade 9 & Grade 10)

The IGCSE curriculum gives various routes to the students’ knowledge. There are 70 subjects and 30 languages are made available to the students and they can choose in any combination they want.

The subjects are grouped on the subject basics as:

Groups Subjects
Languages First Language, Second Language, Foreign Language, etc.
Humanities Geography, History, Religious Studies, Global perspectives, etc.
English First Language, Second Language, World literature
Mathematics Mathematics, Additional Mathematics, etc.
Technology Computer Sciences and Studies, Design and Technology, Information and Communication Technology
Sciences Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Agriculture, Environmental Management, Food Nutrition, Physical Sciences and Education,  etc.
Social Sciences Accounting, Business studies, Child development, Development Studies, Economics, Enterprise, Sociology, Travel and Tourism
The Arts Art and Design, Drama, Music

Look out more  IGCSE subjects.

Obviously, these syllabuses must have international frameworks, but it can be retained in local relevance. Since IGCSE offers core and extended curriculum in view of examination the extended curriculum is about the specialization subjects and that is suitable for those who achieve grades A+ to G. The core curriculum is an overview of the subject and is suitable for students who are expected to achieve grades C to G.

Starting from the core subjects this curriculum has easy cross learning advantages. Moreover, IGCSE feeds following contents at the back end of each combination, Subject content, Intellectual enquiry, Influencing outcomes, Flexibility and responsiveness to change, Cultural awareness, Applying knowledge and understanding to new as well as unfamiliar situations, Working and communicating in English.

How Examination is conducted in IGCSE?

The assessment of IGCSE is conducted by two UK boards: Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) and Edexcel (also known as London Examinations). The final examinations are steered every year in the month of May and November.

Well! The assessment part is not limited with written and practical exams, actually it goes beyond that, by including other variety tests like oral and listening tests. The assessment grading is ranging from A+ to G, where the A+ is highest grade that students can get.

In examination, each subject indicates the grade, If the student able to score ‘C’ or higher grade, then he/she eligible to pursue class 12 level qualification, at CBSE, IB Diploma, Advanced Placement Diploma, etc.

What is the curriculum of IGCSE?

If you want to know about IGCSE, then you should also know about International Certificate of Education (ICE) in IGCSE.

The ICE is considered more valuable than IGCSE standard. Because the award provided in that way, when a student attempts and passes seven or more paper, then he/she will be awarded the ICE. Instead only five papers need to be cleared to get IGCSE qualification.

  • IGCSE AS/A Level (Grade 11 and Grade 12)

It is IGCSE Advance Level and Advance Subsidiary Level (AS/A Level). AS Level is equivalent to Grade 11 and A Level is equivalent to Grade 12 Level.

In the part of school education the students can take at any stage of IGCSE or they can also focus on specific stages. On the whole IGCSE offers a full supportive, carefully designed curriculum and classroom resources.

 IGCSE board Recognition

A student who successfully completes the IGCSE is eligible for class 12 level qualifications in CBSE, ICSE or any other international pre-universities like A/As level and AICE (UK), IB Diploma and Advanced Placement Diploma.

It is also recognized by Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and other educational institutions and by the world business employers.

Why should you select IGCSE?

  • An IGCSE students taste the Cambridge Checkpoints, and they get standardized tests which helps them to evaluate strength and weaknesses in their curriculum areas.
  • It is one of most prestigious educational board that encourages the students with vital skills like, oral skills, problem solving skills, investigate skills, team work, initiative etc.
  • Worldwide, the IGCSE is delivered around 140 countries, in particular in India IGCSE gains more credibility and haves 130 above schools in all major cities.
  • IGCSE takes account of differing abilities students to lend them into international curriculum.

How to choose IGCSE Schools?

We hope you have understood the IGCSE curriculum, now this is time to scrutinize things inside. The school which follows IGCSE may have accreditations at different bodies like Cambridge International Centre, Edexcel Centre.

Some schools are accredited to CIE or some to Edexcel. To be clear, Pathways World School in Gurgaon is a CIE IGCSE centre, and while British School in Delhi and Calcutta International School in Kolkata accredited to both centres of Edexcel and CIE.

More than concentrating on assessment bodies, students and parents need to search more on which school is better for future.

We have listed IGCSE schools of Mumbai. You can visit corresponding school website to understand facility provided by each schools.

Schools around the world have improved in developing the IGCSE curriculum and that’s the specialty IGCSE holds as of now. It compiles the best international education to the students in their life line.

Do you have any experience to share for IGCSE curriculum, do comment here.

Contributed by Dani Disossa, freelance writer at www.MyTrustedTutor.com and Rishav Kumar, Co-Founder at www.MyTrustedTutor.com

Tête-à-Tête Corner: Tutor Interview with Amisha Gupta

Tutor Interview Corner

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Interview with Amisha Gupta

Background?

I am a BCom graduate and have 2 years back completed my ECCED (Early Childhood Care & Education) Diploma from National Academy. Diploma has made me eligible for teaching Kindergarten and Playschool level classes that is till 2nd Standard. I started teaching at a school soon after. As I got married and shifted my residence I started again with home-tuition this time. I now teach all subjects till 5th Standard for State and ICSE Board.

What made you go for Private Tuition?

I love teaching! I feel so much at peace when I am teaching. That there is financial reward out of it is purely incidental.

What is your teaching approach? Your methodology?

I go chapter by chapter. Somedays I cover 2 chapters in a day. Writing, Dictation, Word Meanings are daily exercise. I work very hard with students. As students of classes till 5th are in their formative years and whatever impression they make of a subject is lasting.

What your parents/ students have to say about you?

Both students and their parents are very happy with my work. In fact, I need not be boastful (laughs) as results do most of the talking.

How has MTT helped you with your work?

MTT is complementing what I have been doing. I agree with their philosophy that we tutors cannot do everything on our own like marketing. MTT has helped me spread word about what I do and it has been benefiting me ever since I got associated 2 years back.

Why do you think your teaching has an edge over others?

I always give my 100% to a student. Students of different grasping levels come to me and I do more than I can to make learning a fantastic experience. I remember a particular girl student I had some time ago who struggled at what other students of her age found simple.

But I never gave up. I encouraged her to work harder by working harder with her. She eventually fared very well in all her subjects. It filled me with an unparalleled joy.

Tête-à-Tête Corner: Tutor Interview with Shefali Desai

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Interview with Shefali Desai

Background? Why Private Tuition?

I am a CA by profession. Got in a job post completion of my CA. Couldn’t continue for long for some health issues. Upon recovery instead of taking something fulltime again I decided to dabble in home-tuition. Discussed my interest with a friend who was already a subscriber of MyTrustedTutor.com. This friend spoke highly about MTT as he had found quite a few students thru MTT.

What is your tutoring methodology?

I was myself a student of CA once and I know what it is to be like a student. I was fortunate to have received tuition from a good tutor myself and that has cultivated in me a sense of what a student needs. In my meeting with a student I can pick up without actual admission by a student or parent if he/ she is a below avg, avg or above avg student. I change my strategy accordingly.

I adapt around a student’s needs so that he/ she is comfortable with me as a tutor. I then work through a student’s fear of a subject. I draw on my experience as student heavily and use to build courage and confidence in my students. I hit fundamentals of a subject hard, make them as palatable as possible. This helps in strengthening a student’s base, foundation in that subject.

What your parents/ students have to say about you? How has MTT helped you with your work?

It is results that speak. It is been God’s Grace that I have had students who had a great tuition time with me. Who having learnt from me have excelled in their grades. I am still in touch with most of my students. I get invited by students’ families for their social functions! I have God and MTT to thank for these students and tuition.

Why do you think your teaching has an edge over others?

I firmly believe in principle of ‘Practice makes a man perfect’. I have worked with students very hard. I push their limits. I make students go over fundamentals of a subject again and again till these fundamentals become a ‘natural’ talent.

I am patient yet earnest with a student as I was myself a student once and I know how a tutor’s perseverance can bring magical results out of a student.

How has MTT helped you?

It is been 3 years since I registered as a Tutor with MTT. I have met excellent students since start. My efforts with all of them have borne wonderful results. Financially too I have greatly benefited from my association with MTT. I hope to have long-lasting mutually rewarding relationship with MTT. All the Best! 

Everything You need to Know about Articleship Registration

Articleship Registration

This post has been penned by Gaurav Mergey and elucidates on the aspect of articleship registration or re registration for the purposes of CA. Read on.

“ARTICLESHIP” is irrefutably the most important phase in a CA student’s life. It is a 3 year training, wherein in a student has the opportunity to equip himself with all the tools which are required to have a successful future as a Chartered Accountant.

We get to learn a lot during IPCC, but articleship is a whole different ball game. During articleship, you get to learn how things actually work in the practical world. You will learn to apply the knowledge you acquire from the books. You will learn to handle stress. You will learn how to reciprocate to complex situations and get an exposure to overall social-economic environment in which organizations operate. How you go through it will definitely have an impact on the CA you are destined to become.

This article shall cover the following topics:

  1. Eligibility
  2. Registration Process
  3. Re-registration of Articles

Eligibility

Students enrolling for CA curriculum through CPT route shall be eligible for articleship on-

  1. Passing Group 1 or both groups of IPCC
  2. Completion of Information Technology Training (ITT)
  3. Completion of orientation course

Students enrolling for CA curriculum under Direct Entry scheme after Graduation / Post-Graduation shall be eligible for articleship on-

  1. Completion of Information Technology Training (ITT)
  2. Completion of orientation course

However, candidates who are enrolling into CA curriculum under Direct Entry scheme on the basis of their clearing CS inter or CWA inter shall be eligible for articleship on-

  1. Passing Group 1 or both groups of IPCC
  2. Completion of Information Technology Training (ITT)
  3. Completion of orientation course

Articleship Registration Process

The following documents are to be executed for registration:

  • Deed of Articles in Form 102
  • Statement of particulars for registration in Form 103 in triplicate, one copy to be sent to institute, one copy each to be retained by the chartered accountant and the article assistant.
  • Permission for other course (Form 112)

These forms can be either purchased from ICAI on payment of Rs. 50 or can be downloaded from ICAI website. However, if these forms are downloaded online, the candidate would be required to pay Rs. 50 extra.

Link for downloading the forms online: Download Form 102 & Form 103

 

Deed of Articles (Form 102)

  1. The deed of articles should be executed on a Non-judicial stamp paper or ‘Special Adhesive Stamps’ of requisite value should be affixed.
  2. The deed of articles should be executed for full period of three years. A deed showing lesser period will not be registered.
  3. The deed of articles should be executed in printed Form in duplicate and signed both by the article assistant and the chartered accountant.
  4. The original deed of articles should be retained by the chartered accountant and duplicate copy thereof should be given to the article assistant.
  5. The deed of articles is not required to be sent to the office of the Institute for registration.

Form of Particulars for Registration (Form 103)

  1. Statement of Particulars for registration (Form 103) should be filled clearly, completely and unambiguously.
  2. The form should be signed by the articled assistant and the chartered accountant concerned at the appropriate places.

Form 103 should be submitted to ICAI along with-

  1. Certified true copy of marks statement of Foundation Examination / Professional Education (Examination-I) / Professional Education (Examination-II) / Common Proficiency Test.
  2. Certified true copy of Secondary / High School Certificate in proof of Date of Birth.
  3. Certified true copy of marks statement of 10+2 examination.
  4. Requisite fees by way of Demand Draft as per schedule of fees
  5. Certificate of completion of the 250 Hours Compulsory Computer Training / 100 Hours Information Technology Training in case a student is joining 3 year articled training after passing Professional Education (Examination-II).Copies of all testimonials must be attested by the Principal.

Form 103 is to be submitted by the student at ICAI within 30 days of commencement of articleship. In case, the candidate was unable to submit the form within 30 days, it has to be submitted by paying a late fee (Schedule mentioned below). However, the form should be accompanied by a handwritten application for Condonation of Delay mentioning the reason for delay. This application is to be signed by both the student and the principal (CA).

Period of Delay Fees for Condonation
30 days beyond specified period Rs. 100
31-180 days beyond specified period Rs. 300
Beyond 181 days Rs. 1000

Usually no other document is required to be submitted along with this application. However, ICAI may ask for the following documents in case of any doubts-

1.Attendance Record of the Articled Assistant

2.Original Deed of Articles in Form 102, executed on a non-judicial stamp paper

3.Certified Copy of the work diary of the articled assistant

4.Stipend Details – In the form of bank statement.

Permission for Other Course (Form 112)

Prior permission of the council to pursue any course or study either through correspondence, private or regular (be it a graduation of post-graduation) should be obtained by submitting Form 112. The form is to be duly filled in and signed by the student, his employer and the principal of college at the time of joining the articles or during the period of articles if intending to join or joined subsequently.

Articleship Registration Fees

Amount of Rs.2000 is to be paid as Articleship Registration fee via Demand Draft/ Bankers Cheque in the name of “Secretary, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India” payable at Mumbai/Kolkata/Chennai/Kanpur/ New Delhi as the case may be. This amount can either be paid at the time of Registration for IPCC or at the time of Articleship Registration. In case, the amount has been paid during IPCC registration, no fees is required to be paid again.

Re-Registration of Articles

The transfer/termination of articleship in terms of Regulation 56(1) of Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988 shall be permissible on the grounds stated below:-

  1. Transfer / termination of articles is permitted without any restriction during the first year of articles.
  2. During the rest of the articleship period, Transfer/ termination may be taken on satisfying any one or more of the conditions stated below:
  3. Medical grounds requiring discontinuance of articles for a minimum period of three months: on production of Medical Certificate issued by a Govt. Hospital
  4. Transfer of parents to another city
  5. Misconduct involving moral turpitude
  6. Other justifiable reasons/ circumstances-
  • Grounds permissible in Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988:-
  • Industrial Training (Regulation 51)
  • Secondment of articles (Regulation 54)
  • Conversion from PCC to IPCC (for termination of articles only. Re-registration of articles to be allowed only after passing Group 1 of IPCC)
  • Death of principal [Regulation 57 (1)(c)]
  • Ceasing of practice by the Principal [ Regulation 51(1)(a)]
  • Removal of name of principal from the Register of Member due to any reason.
  • Marriage basis
  • Irregular payment or non-payment of stipend with ref to Regulation 67
  • Articled assistant desires to serve balance period of training outside India
  • Shifting by Principal to another city involving distance more than 50 kms

The articled assistants are required are required to get a consent of the institute before getting Form 109 signed by the Principal in their own interest. The request, based on any or more of the aforesaid grounds, of an articled assistant on a plain paper along with the recommendation/ consent of the principal for transfer/ termination of articleship accompanied by evidence/ proof to satisfaction of the Institute is to be made. Request for transfer not accompanied by consent of Principal shall not be accepted.

Important Points-

  • No registration fee is necessary for re-registration of articles
  • The particulars of Form 103 for registration under the new employer should be accompanied by a service certificate from the previous employer for training already served, in Form 109 or Form 120 as the case may be along with Report of Practical Training undergone in the format prescribed on the back of Form 109 or Form 120 as the case may be.
  • The period of training in the deed of articles with new employer must be the full balance period of training required to be undergone under the Chartered Accountant Regulations.

For any further queries regarding Articleship Registration/ articleship registration forms/ Articleship Re-registration, feel free to contact me on gourav.mergey@gmail.com

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Organisational Leadership, Are You Ready For It?

Penned by Arundhati Sarkar, this is an article which provides insight into organisational leadership and the ways one can display readiness for the same. Read on.

Good leadership is indispensable to corporate, to administration, to industry and to other work spaces. Leaders of an organisations shape the way people live and work. Not all leaders have the same style of leading, and no style is good or bad. It’s how leaders practice them that determine achievement or failure.

MyTrustedTutor.com believes, leadership is the action of leading employees, as leaders hold a starring role in employee performance and productivity. If you think you’re leading well already, learn more about how leaders influence employee behaviour in this blog with MyTrustedTutor.com.

Do you have the winning formula? Well, there is no such thing as a born leader; one can become a leader at any age. Leadership is an acquired quality, and begins in school days itself. With time and age, education, professions, and life experiences shape a leader’s philosophy and psychology. Leadership qualities embrace the know-hows of getting the job done, team work, setting goals, objectives and managing their results.All these together, become a leader’s winning formula.

It may happen that a winning formula of a leader is not producing the results it used to. Well, as the saying goes, one size doesn’t fit all; one formula, might not work in all situations. New challenges require new leadership abilities, performances, behaviour, and ways of communication.

In a hugely distracted environment, when days are gone by just rushing from one meeting to the next, and responding to too many emails, you are expected to keep your calm and be focused. In an organisation, time and again, a leader has to unlearn familiar leadership approaches, and recognize her limitations, to improve leadership style,in order to become the leader one needs to be.

The first thing a leader does in an organisation is, set a clear vision.  A strong visualization influences employees to understand and accept the future state of the business. A good leader will motivate employees to find out enough about the needs and wants of employees.Leaders givefellow colleagues what they need, and provides praise for a job well done.

MyTrustedTutor.com reflects when guiding employees, leaders should define their role in the work process, and make available tools required to perform and contribute in their efforts along the way. As the head of a board, or a team, or department, a good leader will explain the tasks, direct the work, and be available to assist the management.

Above all, leaders have the responsibility to building morale. As a leader of an organisation, one will appreciatethe work done by the members. Better leaders develop better employees, and the two together develop better organisations to create the best result.

MyTrustedTutor.com wishes you a good journey with your organisation! Be a leader!

How to Improve Student Focus – An Extensive Guide

Improve Student Focus

Penned by Jaspreet Kaur, this article tells you how to improve student focus and gives you a special guide for the same. Read on for more information.

School is the foundation to every successful student. Classrooms, teachers, school lessons etc serve as a base for every student, to make them a better human being. Student’s participation in school is very important especially in the field of academics.

But what if, he finds all these lessons that are taught in the classroom boring and neglect his studies. This is the general problem with the students. They don’t like studies and search for some excuse to avoid it. Therefore, there is a need of effective strategy to keep student focused.

Today’s generation is very hi-tech, students loves to use cell phone, iPods and other digital devices. These digital devices easily distract them. Students love to get social due to these digital devices. Like students, teachers should also believe in technology.

To make learning a fun, they should carry out such activities that would demand need to use these digital devices rather than boring textbooks. This would make learning easy and interesting. Apart from this, teachers should let her students learn from visuals. Visuals would help them to learn faster and remember things for longer period of time.

Not only teachers, parents also play an important role in the development of their children as learner. Parents should look upon their children’s health as healthy students are better learners. They should encourage their children to participate in extra-curricular activities like sports, swimming etc. Involvement in these activities would develop child’s body as well as mind.

In classroom, teachers should encourage a learning environment. They should engage children in debates and class discussions. This would help students to have a better understanding of the lessons that they study. Teachers should have a proper communication with students.

There should be no screaming and friendliness should be maintained with children. Teachers should give students chance to explain themselves and should involve with them in activities to understand them better.

If two students are fighting in the class, teacher should not scold them or punish them but instead of that she should take them to a corner and gently ask the reason for their fight.

Other than punishing children, teachers should also encourage students; appreciate them for their good performance and behavior. Teachers should know her students apart of acquiring social information like their friend circles and family backgrounds.

Benefits of knowing students help in developing an in-depth understanding of each student. It enables teachers to create a psychologically safe environment for every student.

It helps in determining each student’s readiness for learning. Moreover, it identifies multiple access points to the curriculum to increase student’s engagement and success. It also develops and demonstrates greater emotional intelligence in the classroom.

Children as students are the most important stage in life and therefore, we should make best use of this time period. We should make them able enough get into any profession or business and be successful. Thus, keeping them focused is the uttermost duty of every parent and teacher as they are the pillars of our bright future.

Tête-à-Tête Corner: Tutor Interview with Asma Bijal

Tutor Interview Corner

MyTrustedTutor has initiated an innovative segment to for tutor interview with tutors registered with them. Read on!

We are starting off by interviewing Asma Bijal who is a primary school level tutor based in Mumbai. She explains her love for teaching, methodologies and approach. 

Interview with Asma Bijal

Q.1: Hey Asma! It is wonderful to have you on board with us. Please tell us something about yourself and your background? What inspired you to teach?

Thank you so much! I started teaching tuitions when I was in Class XII myself and I really enjoyed it. However, I got married after sometime and had to distance myself from this job profile. Now, I have restarted teaching as a tutor and am looking forward to productive assignments and sessions.

As far as the reason is concerned, I have always loved reading. Teaching was not something I had planned but I really have come to enjoy the process of learning new things and imparting knowledge. We can say that it is a loved hobby that I am really passionate about.

  1. Q.2: What made you opt for private tuitions?
  2. Teaching at a school did not work out for me because I was married in the meantime and it was not possible to opt for a full time job. For me, tuitions are a better way to teach because I help supplement the main teaching of my students.
  3. Q.3: Your student base is extremely young (Classes 1 to 6). What is your approach to teach them effectively?
  4. I first devote time to understand the preferences of my students because they are an equally important part of my job. For classes 1 and 2 students, I play with them and make them learn in an engaging manner. I abhor mugging and rote learning so I utilise an interactive way to make sure that the student is making the most of my teaching.
  5. I first explain concepts methodically, and then make the students read the written part and understand it. Thereafter, I encourage them to write what they have learnt so that a) they remember this and b) I can understand if there are any differences in the expectations and the actual outcome.
  6. Usually, I am able to complete a chapter in around 1-2 days.
  7. Q.4: What do your students and their parents have to say about your approach and teaching? Have there been any effects of your teaching which you would like to share with us?
  8. It has been a positive response till now. I am told that my explanation is very helpful. However, a few parents worry about the writing part of my method as they believe that their kids cannot balance their school coursework with the tuition work. However, I make them understand in the best possible way that a serious approach is much more productive. My personalised method and mannerisms help in making sure that my allotted work is not burdensome to the parents and students.
  9. There have been numerous instances of improvement in the grades of my students. I will share the case of two students specifically. The first child is in Class 1 and was an average student with B/B+ grades. When I started tutoring him, he improved his grades and now gets A/A+ in his school work. This effect is really encouraging.
  10. The second child is the older sister of the former student and is in Class 6. She was not able to cope with the pressures and used to pass with grace marks from her teachers. After I started teaching her, she improved to a large extent. A student who was previously failing due to extremely low grades was able to pull herself up to the passing average in each subject.
  11. These 2 differing cases showcase how a little help and encouragement can help the students perform better and be productive.
  12. Q.5: Why/How do you think your teaching has an edge over others; so to say what do you think is your USP?
  13. (humble laughter ensues) I will not say that I am better but my methods have certainly worked for me and my students. In my time, my tutors were old fashioned and strict and believed in rote learning. This resulted into me forgetting the important portions for exams because mugging really does not help anyone.
  14. Then my mother started helping me with my studies although she is not extremely qualified. However, she was lenient and understood how I could work on my skills. She made sure I understood everything I was reading and helped me overcome my difficulties. This also helped with my memory as I was able to learn better for my exams. I endeavour to help my students the same way my mother helped me: a personal touch is very, very important. I teach my students as if they are my own kids and that makes a world of difference.
  15. Q.6: How do you think an organised tutor outsourcing system such as MyTrustedTutor will help everyone including tutors such as yourself and the parents?
  16. Parents seek trustworthy tutors and not people who will ditch their kids in the midway. They think that in the current times no one is exceptionally honest and trustworthy. This is a common complain and feedback which many parents have. Because of this, the image of honest and reliable tutors is also affected to a large extent and they suffer!
  17. An organised structure which acts like a communicator and quality control personnel like MyTrustedTutor will really help in clearing this wrong image which has been created and tutors will be able to benefit from the same. They will get more work and that too, of good quality.
  18. Likewise, the parents will be immensely helped because they will get the best tutors and a productive bonding will be fostered.
  19. Q.7: Anything else you would like to tell us?
  20. First of all, Thank you so much for interviewing me. This goes on to suggest that you have a very transparent system in place which will benefit the tutors and parents. I congratulate you for this wonderful initiative to organise tutoring at this level. This interview has helped boost my own confidence and I believe you are very reliable and efficient. Let us hope that this bond will work wonders for both of us. J

5 Ways to get Student Feedback to Improve your Teaching

Student Feedback

Penned by Dani Dissosa, this is an important article which relates to the fact that student feedback can help tutors improve their teaching. Read more.

To initiate anything better needs an improvement factor as input.

Such as the teaching evaluation becomes more intense and multifarious, many teachers ignore the valuable information’s that could help them to show improvement in educating their students

Are you looking for an improvement in your teaching?  Everything it’s under your nose.

Then ask veracious questions to your students and ask them to answer with enough time and encouragement. In return you’ll receive overwhelming response of feedbacks that will benefit your teaching career.

Why feedback?

Yes, it’s terrifying. It’s easy for you to assume what students think about your class, how they handle workloads and other activities. Yes, it’s feasibly you well known.

Still, if you’ve never asked them for honest or decent feedback than you’re skipping something.

Moreover, getting feedbacks from students will help you to sense following benefits,

  • When you opt to get a feedback from students, surely at last you’ll catch up teaching attitudes like hope, challenge, and motivation and inspire.
  • Feedback can elicit quite significant powerful information that you have to know.
  • Some students use it as a chance to express their problems they have in classroom.
  • Why not? Even pupils will complain about damage of a drawer/desk issues. You never know what you’re going to get, nevertheless definitely feedback will take you to next level.

Now you think! In what way you can acquire feedbacks from students?

We Mytrustedtutor.com aiming to reiterate your teaching skills to extent, here we have listed out different ways of getting feedbacks from students to improve your teaching.

Group Analysis Feedback

The Group analysis feedbackis a method of collecting anonymous feedback from students about what helps them and what is not in classroom. It’s an excellent way to evaluate student’s response about your teaching. The groups should be united usually at the end of year/semester. So it may help you to reflect on improvement measures during your vacation.

How to process feedback group analysis?

The process goes in this way, first ask your students to form a circle and place an audio recorder to capture the conversation.

Greet you students like “I’m very much proud of what you’ve done and how you’ve improved in this year”. This will create anintegrity and interest towards discussion. (Explain about feedback group analysis)

Then throw your questionsone by one randomly and ask them to express.Some question you can be framed in following model,

  1. What do you like best about this class?
  2. What would you like to change about the class?
  3. What are the teachers’ strengths?
  4. What suggestions do you have to improve the teacher teaching?
  5. Survey feedbacks

If you want to improve yourself in personal way then survey feedback method is best one.

Let’s see, How to do that?

Survey could be done in different mediums using survey forms and through online surveys tools. Conceivably, both types will create a firm to your teaching enhancement. If you ask me a suggestion, then onlinesurveys are best now days. Because students spend their time individually in internet, so it could be a good time for them to read all your questions. Where else in class room there may be a discussion will arise and individual suggestions could not be received.

Ensure that you focus more on students reply, because students may not interest to say certain things in front of peers.

If you’re an e-tutor then online survey is ‘piece of cake’ for you. Even offline tutors can generate online surveys through e-mails.

Now, the objective is how you’re going to set your own survey questionsbased on style, format, etc. We have listed some example survey questions you can use as reference,

Query type

  • Is there anything good you wish to render as encouragement to me?
  • Is there any information you wish I knew about this class and that would make me better teacher?
  • Is there a habit I need to stop on improving my teaching?
  • Is there something you wish that you could have told this semester/year?

Rating type

S.no            1 = Never                    5 = Always
1.      I get clear responses to what I say in class; I find out how to improve. 1 2 3 4 5
2.      The assignments help me in studies; I understand their usage. 1 2 3 4 5
3.      I am conscious on what is expected from me in preparation and participation. 1 2 3 4 5
4.       I feel encouraged to participate in discussions and respond to others. 1 2 3 4 5
5.       I am usually well prepared for class. 1  2 3 4 5
  • What do you think is this teacher greatest strength?
  • What suggestions would you give to improve this teacher teaching?
  • Approximately how many class meetings have you attended so far?

Added always leave some space to write personal opinion as optional. Instead of receiving bulged written feedback, these chunks will make you task easy. Online tools will help you more with instant results. In case you’re doing offline through forms then, have a consideration over right time and situation.

Anonymous feedbacks

You may surprise, how to do with anonymous?  Here exactly I mean about the way you approach your students for feedback.

Let’s see how, always tell your students that they can send or write feedback and put it on your desk anytime they wish. Sometimes students may have emergency things to share with you. So instead of giving them specific a chance, allow them anytime to write you feedback.  In perspective way keep your anonymous notes; there are chances students may express violent in words. Never replicate that to your students, instead learn and understand how to improve yourself.

Anonymous write-ups are one of traditional method that has been followed by most successful teachers. Feel happy whenever you get anonymous feedbacks.

Tune-up feedbacks

The tune-up feedbacks can be used any time if you’re looking instant improvement. One specific thing about tune-up feedback is comparing your questions with a suitable analogy.

Here we have followed a new analogy related to car tune-upkit.

The tune-up feedback should have three questions like this,

  • What’s running good? (What mostly helps you to learn?)
  • Anything needs to be fixed? (What existing system or approach has to be changed?)
  • Kindly write any other comments you’d like to share.

Perhaps, this kind of feedback may attract students; subsequently they will provide true feedbacks about your class.

One Minute opinion

The one minute opinion is a paper-pen type feedback method. You canuse this method to ascertain students capacity level and to know how well they attentive in your class hours.

The process is quite simple: At the end of your class, give last few minutes to write answers for your questions. Now ask them one or two definite questions you want to ask and organize them in any way like. In the following class period respond them back.

Remember, this method will end up within 5 to 10 mins, so decide your questions based on the area you wish to improve.

If you want to know about students grasping knowledge, your questions may generally like,

  • What was the important point in lecture?
  • Summarize three points you understood from today’s topic?

After knowing students answers, you can clarify the student’s difficulties from next class onwards.

If you want to know about student’s interest, then it can be like this,

  • How well these last minutes discussions help you?
  • How much comfortable you’re, in asking questions?
  • How perfect was today class for you?

Summarize all the responses and convey you plans accordingly, then students will find you as approachable teacher.

Why You Must Reflect and Improve

We hope the above mentioned techniques and ways of getting feedback gratified your idea.

As a teacher, you’re the impactful person in the classroom. It’s common that you’ll be receiving variety of feedbacks. May be something relevant or irrelevant to the subject matters, but eventually honest feedbacks will make you laughs and sometimes give you tears too, accept everything as a great teacher. A great teacher never afraid of hard conversations, this practice will help you to go better in teaching career.

Most probably you’ll be in vacation holidays during end of year/semester. If so, then that would be the right time to improve your teaching and lessons. Start preparing your way of feedback mode.

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Statement of Purpose for Networking Purposes

Statement of Purpose

The post has been contributed by Aparna Sakhare and are different examples of Statement of Purpose Engineering Students of different sub disciplines.

The contributor takes full responsibility of the content posted below wherein the Blog owners shall not be held responsible for any copyright or IPR infringement/violation.

“Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes.”

I have experienced that the above maxim has always worked for me.

Right from the formative years of my life I had an inherent liking and curiosity in discovering how things work. This trait found me dismantling and pulling apart anything I would lay my hands on, may it be gizmos or electronic gadgets, without bothering about the outcome. Consequently, I developed a natural liking in physics, during my schooling, and thus decided to pursue my career by opting for the same for my 11th and 12th.

The concepts started getting clearer as I related it to the actual world around me. I would like to share an incident which incredibly boosted my confidence and this took place during my practical paper in the final examinations of 12th. Among the scores of experiments that one could be asked for in the exam, was the much dreaded question on ‘Potentiometer’, which, as fate would have it, from among the 60 students who took the paper, fell upon me to answer. After the initial paranoia, the trait of inquisitiveness in me took over, and forgetting everything, I was immersed in the problem at hand, and much to the chagrin of my classmates, scored a 30/30 in the paper.

I joined Pillai institute of information technology (affiliated to University of Mumbai), with Electronics as major, and developed fondness for hardware, wondering about the breath-taking technology behind chips, PCBs and other amazing array of electronic devices and creations. In semester 5 of Engineering I made a project on  “How to create custom characters on 16×2 LCD using 8051 microcontroller ” which gave me in-depth knowledge of on-floor planning i.e. how to convert a circuit diagram into PCB layout and how to etch and solder devices” and also learned how to burn a code in printed circuit board. During this phase I learned that a chip is an integration of both software and hardware. My hunt in hardware continued further.  In the final year my interest grew in the subject “Data and communication networks.  Delving deep in to the subject I found that the communications worldwide hinged around networking technology in computers. I further researched on CISCO switches routers and firewall. I was assigned a project on “Analysis for system security authentication”, in which I blended the concept of authentication of image by the security principles used in certificates assigned to the routers for public and private keys. This further led me to present a technical paper on “Watermarking for analysis & authentication of image to provide system security” at the International Conference on Electronics Engineering and grid system-2013 held on April 21, 2013 at Mumbai.

I may add that I am a firm believer in grooming myself in to a well-rounded personality developing my social and interpersonal skills along with honing my technical prowess. In keeping with this, while I participated actively in “Workshop on Mobile making “and also ” understanding of Android Operating System” organized by the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, I took part in cultural festivals organized by our college and won prizes in dancing. I have also taken to long distance running of late. I took part in Half-Marathon and successfully completed the same in July 2014. In January 2015 I was a successful finisher in the full Marathon organized by the Standard Chartered.

After completion of Engineering I joined a training institute, where I got on the job training on CISCO router, switches, firewall and IPS. I got to learn many routing protocols such as RIP, OSPF and EIGRP, in addition to Security technologies like VPN, Encrypting passwords, assigning security levels and also applying security policies to firewall (ASA and Checkpoint). I have also taken written exam on “CISCO Certified Internetwork Expert in Security” and certified myself globally by clearing “Checkpoint Certified System Administrator”

My yearning in the intricate technology involved in Networking has not abated, in that I am yet to have knowledge in deeper issues and expand my horizon in wireless technology .American universities are well established and renowned for their quality of teaching and research. I am fervent to pursue my masters in USA since it has one of the finest education systems, with excellent programs across all disciplines. Not to mention employers around the world respect degrees and certification from US institutions. Apart from academic point of view, I would love to experience the different cultures wherein I would have the opportunity of getting exposed at University.

Your esteemed University would provide me to pursue a Master’s degree in Computer Networks and further provide the right environment for further research in the field of Networking.

I wishI wish to excel in my field of interest with the intention of building my professional credentials with every course and future assignment I take. I am sure  that a dedicated study in Computer network will enable me to aggregate all my  knowledge and experience and also let  me in achieve  my goal. I look forward to the opportunity to pursue a Master’s Degree in your reputed University.


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Transition from Campus to Corporate World as a Journey

Campus to Corporate World

This article has been penned by Jaspreet Kaur where she discusses the challenging journey of transition from a campus life to the life during job in the corporate world.

Transition happens in life with people of every age group. It can be major or minor change. Most important transitions happen in life when one gets into adulthood and have to leave his college and enter into corporate world. This transition is most significant as it decide one’s career ahead.

After the completion of college life, the subsequent days are the toughest ones in every individual’s life. There’s need to transform oneself to face the society in different dimensions. Everyone wishes to have a successful career, thus college to corporate is considered as a complete paradigm shift.

Campus is a place which advances one’s capability in society at large through researches, service activities and finding talents and developing it to its maximum useful level. Whereas corporate is a place where one utilizes his capability by giving maximum output.

The moment one enters into corporate world, one does not remain a student at all but changes into an employee. In order to adjust in corporate environment, one has to prepare himself physically as well as mentally because one’s speech and conduct impressions upon everyone.

As a fresher, everything is new. A newcomer is new to knowledge, status and politics that they receive in corporate world. In order to cope up in corporate world, he needs to plan some strategies in order to get successful. Here are some planning strategies that one can use and act smartly in office (corporate world).

Gain acceptance and respect

 In order, to gain acceptance and respect in corporate world, one should try to be punctual and disciplined. One should come to office on time and set a good impression upon his/her boss.

Don’t argue

Never dare to argue with seniors. They hate this kind of behavior and do not accept it from their juniors. First listen to them, and then give your useful solutions if needed.

Never go for Buttering

Never do buttering of your boss, as this would not last long. Let your work speak for you. Your good performance can only keep you in your boss’s good books.

Behavioral trait, mannerism and etiquette

Behavior is important trait which makes a difference in individual’s growth. One should have qualities like punctuality, sincerity, value and ethics to a set example of good employee.

Communication skills

Corporate world require formal mode of communication. Like college, one should not communicate informally with others. One should communicate according to hierarchical level.

Follow dress code

One should follow the prescribed dress code of the office, should wear clothes as decent and sober as possible. As dress code depict one’s professionalism.

Don’t involve in office politics

Don’t involve in office gossips, try to avoid it. Listen to everyone but don’t speak negative for everyone.

Use soft skills

Use your soft skills. Try to be polite, optimistic and harmonious with everyone. Use words like ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ whenever required.

Submit assignments before deadline

One should try to submit assignments on time before deadline. Submitting before deadline will give you time to do last minute changes also. Office deadlines are not like college deadlines where one can extend the date and time of submission by requesting teacher.

Act as a Learner

Being a newcomer to corporate world, one should act as a learner. One should learn as much things as one can. One should open up his mind to learn new things.

By following the above suggestions, one can easily manage his job in corporate world. Apart of all these planning strategies, one should treat corporate world as a family as we usually spend fifty percent of our time there.

We should love our work and should not treat as a burden upon us. “We should love what we do”-this is one of the important planning strategy through which we can be successful.


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