Tuition Vs Tutorials – Boon or Bane?
Tuition Vs Tutorials – As a famous Kannada quote goes, “home is the first school, the mother is the first teacher, those who learn from the mother are blessed”, our education begins from the moment we are born and continues till death and beyond.
As the discussion continues at the global level about the impact of education on a person’s life and personal development, in turn, the impact on society, country and finally on a global level, it is essential to carefully analyse our education system.
Tuition Vs Tutorials: Tuition system in India
The education system, particularly in India, has become a mess with the misuse of the concept of tuition and tutorials. My personal take on this particular issue is that tutorials, which are supposed to be supplementary to the classroom education system, have substituted the classroom education system, creating a chaos and playing a major role in increasing the stress level of students in the current scenario.
Tutorials, in essence, include coaching for competitive exams, coaching for curricular exams and basically it is just a repetition of what is taught in the classroom. The sanctity attached to tutorials as a concept has become diluted these days as commercialization is taking over education.
Tuition Vs Tutorials: Tuition’s Impact on children
I personally criticise the impact of tutorials in the social aspect, economic aspect, educational aspect and term it as a bane to the education system. Tutorials are having a huge impact on the society, as it is just a repetition of lectures, mugging up from the books and vomiting it onto an exam paper while learning nothing about the values or morals or ethics, which are pretty much fundamental to us as human beings. Education is the ability to handle anything without losing temper or confidence, but the entire purpose is suppressed by the concept of tutorials these days. When we don’t learn what is essential for us on a very personal level to develop as a person, there is no point in having tutorials as such, wasting time on something which has already been taught. Learning is never a bad thing, but being judged based on marks and the scenario which assume that there is no life without marks has a huge social impact and tutorials are an integral part of it. As commercialization is taking over, tutorials have become more of money making than actually concentrating on education, thereby reducing the quality of teaching and yet tries to substitute regular teaching which in itself has a negative impact on learning. Affordability is yet another criterion about tutorials which create unwanted conflicts in the society.
As an alternative to tutorials or tuition, schools and colleges can conduct extra classes and collect a nominal fee, thereby actually helping those students who are really in need of extra support to learn.
Paying huge amounts, spending 10 hours in a tutorial or a tuition class is not an answer to the development of education system.
Source - manorama