Learning and teaching have been my passion right from school days. I started teaching since 2005, the year I passed out of school, mainly because of financial requirement, but the keen interest in Mathematics forced me to develop my content, teaching skills, and carefully analyze every target examination for the students to be able to give their best.
From 2005 to 2013, I had worked in about eight leading schools in India as a Mathematics Instructor for High School students, and then I joined FIITJEE Ltd. to coach students for JEE. I also stayed in Kota for some time to teach and study the coaching pattern there, and later went on to work in Pathfinder as Deputy Head, Mathematics. Presently, I’m busy developing my own Institute of Mathematics, and coaching students for GATE, JEE, Olympiads, KVPY, Boards, CAT, SAT, GRE and various other competitive and entrance examinations.
With an experience of over 15 years in teaching Mathematics, and innumerable success stories under my sleeve, I am known among my students as ‘The Professor’, also a stage name I take while performing with my band. A combination of Mathematics and Music has helped me find my true calling. The problem students face while learning Mathematics, is not with the content, but with the delivery. I believe I have devised a mix of certain effective techniques that help my pupils quickly gather the underlying ideas and start implementing them immediately to solve problems.
Over the years, I have realized a growing need of instructors in Mathematics, specially in the field of JEE coaching, who can make the subject enjoyable to students, rather than infuse in them an ineffective method of cramming content and memorizing formulae mindlessly.
I have learned that the potential to be a good teacher gets lost amidst the crowd of money mongering coaching institutes. It is time, that confident, knowledgeable, and successful teachers come out of their inhibitions, and establish themselves as sole mentors of incredibly brilliant children, many of who are simply trapped within the fake routine imposed upon by academic institutions, that usually have no holistic fruitful outcome.
I have uncovered a simple fact about cracking any examination. Apart from studying for the exam, it is necessary to study the exam itself, understand the pattern of questions, the range of the syllabus, solve relevant problems, and completely avoid irrelevant material, that doesn’t push one towards his/her ultimate goal. And I have created a personalized approach which is constantly being updated about how to teach effectively. Moreover, conceptual grasp holds more importance than cheap parlor ‘tricks’ that are being spread in the name of mathematical studies.
With a collection of countless questions relevant to JEE and GATE Mathematics (including but not limited to JEE Main, JEE Advanced, BITSAT, WBJEE, KVPY, any engineering competitive examination, and obviously, Boards) which I have accumulated as well as created over the years, I have handpicked questions and am constantly in an endeavor to upgrade my personal material, which I use while teaching. I teach in small groups of 15-20 students over online medium, as well as offline. I provide classes of 3-3.5 hours per week. The number of students in a group is limited to 20 in order to maintain the sessions closely personalized. I teach students studying in classes IX,X, XI, XII, and repeaters, who are engineering aspirants, as well as KVPY, Olympiads, and GATE aspirants. The primary target examination is JEE Advanced, which automatically takes care of JEE Main, WBJEE and the others.
Sitting with books for 12+ hours a day is an effective study pattern ONLY IF THE STUDENT DOES SO OUT OF PERSONAL INTEREST. Different people have different capacity. It is necessary for everyone to realize this, and accordingly customize their study patterns for the most effective output. Solving 100 problems a day without understanding concepts, is useless. Understanding every theory under the sun, yet unable to quickly solve problems under pressure, is useless again. Striking the right balance requires an experienced mentor, and that is the role that I have taken up in my students’ lives.