It is not just schools that have begun online classes, tuitions too have moved to the digital platform. Tuition teachers said that going online is not only helping them fill in the gaps for students where schools have not yet begun conducting live teaching sessions, but has also enabled them to overcome geographical limitations and reach out to students beyond their neighbourhood.
“The major advantage has been that I am not just limited to Ponda now. I have students enrolled from Margao, Vasco and other internal areas where there are no online tuition classes on offer. I have reduced the tuition fees as classes are online. But it has worked well with more students registering,” said Ponda-based Shreeya Ghanekar, who runs Study Mate Academy.
“Most schools are sending students pre-recorded videos and then homework is exchanged over WhatsApp. Not all students are able to clear their difficulties by this method and so they prefer live teaching, which we are providing,” said Shankari Pai Fondekar of Aarvi Tutorials, Borda, Margao.
However, Fondekar said that as she offers tuitions in mathematics for Class IX and X it is a challenge to monitor students online while they are solving a problem. “We hope the situation will go back to normal after which we will hold classes in person,” Fondekar said.