Teachers personally mentor students for better results

Teachers personally mentor  students for better results

With SSLC exams just around the corner, this biology teacher is giving students personal attention to help them fare well. In fact, she gives them wake-up calls at 5 am to make sure they are up and studying.

Over the last few days, Alli Rani, a biology teacher at KK English High School on Varthur Road in the City, has been waking up at 5 am every day and calling a few of her class 10 students to check if they are preparing for their SSLC exams. “I call students or their parents once at 5 am and then again after 10 or 20 minutes to check if they have woken up to start their daily preparations,” she said. 

With the SSLC exams less than three months away, the teachers from the school have been making personal efforts to help students gear up for the exam. There are as many as 87 class 10 students in the school. The students have been divided into groups of five or six with one teacher ‘adopting’ and mentoring each group.

“I clear the doubts and questions of students in my group. If students have queries in other subjects, I direct them to other teachers. I feel this initiative is giving students confidence and moral support.” added Rani. At present, there are six teachers in class 10, however, other teachers from the lower classes have been roped in for this initiative.

M A Khan, principal of the school, said that parents and students are welcoming this initiative.“Parents are very happy that we take matters of our students this seriously. Many of them even tell their children that they would tell the teachers concerned if they did not study well. So far, we are very happy with the results,” he said.

Pavana V, a student in Rani’s study group, said that she feels motivated to do well in exams due to this kind of guidance from the teachers.
 
When asked if such interventions can add to the already immense pressure to perform in exams, Rohit V,  Pavana’s brother who passed out from the school two years ago and went through the same proc-ess, said.

“In my batch, a number of students who were not doing so well academically and some who even failed in previous years, secured very good marks in the main exams.
The results speak for themselves.”

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