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Tutors hike fees during exams in Hyderabad

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | L VENKAT RAM REDDY
Published Feb 9, 2016, 12:34 am IST
Updated Feb 9, 2016, 4:26 pm IST
Parents are not deterred as they think tuitions are helpful
Normally tutors charge Rs 10,000 per month for board or competitive exams, but during the exams season the fees doubles to Rs 20,000. (Representational image)
 Normally tutors charge Rs 10,000 per month for board or competitive exams, but during the exams season the fees doubles to Rs 20,000. (Representational image)

Hyderabad: The fast-approaching exams season has led to spurt in demand for tuitions and tutors. After the Class X and XII board exams in March, students will have to sit for competitive exams from April to June such as JEE (Main), JEE (Advanced), Eamcet, JIPMER etc.

The period from February to June is considered to be the “peak season” for tuitions and tutors who mint money as anxious parents pay whatever fees are demanded by them to ensure higher marks for their children. Many tutors thus double their fees during the exams season.

 

Read: Tuition costs overtake college fees in Telangana

Normally, tutors charge Rs 10,000 per month to train students for board and competitive exams, but during the exams season it goes up to Rs 20,000. However, the higher fees are not a deterrent for parents who can’t afford it because they believe that tuitions, where the child gets individual attention, are better than classroom teaching.

“In schools every class has a strength of 30 to 40 students. It is not possible for teachers to pay individual attention. But if we opt for home tuitions, the tutors themselves come to our home and teach for two to three hours daily. The last three months in an academic year are crucial because of exams, and tuitions will be beneficial for scoring those few extra marks for the ranks,” said B. Avanthika, a parent who spends Rs 10,000 per month for tuitions for her daughter who studies in Class X.

 

The tuition fee varies from student to student as it depends on how much time the tutors spend on each student and how many subjects they teach. Usually, the demand for tuitions is more for Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Zoology, Commerce, Accounts and Economics at Class XII level and for Maths, General Science, and English at the Class X level. For group tuitions, the fees are lower because tutors accommodate 10 to 20 students in each batch and charge Rs 5,000 to Rs 10,000 per month depending on the subjects.

Meanwhile, the tutors too come under a lot of pressure from parents who want their children to perform well as they are spending so much. “During the exams season, we need to adopt target-oriented and result-specific teaching methods. We need to conduct daily tests to assess their performance. If the students fare badly, we will invite the wrath of parents,” said  D. Madhukar, who teaches students at his house in Ramanthapur.

 

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Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad




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