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All parents have gone through this juncture. We all would agree that 10th to 11thfor Science students is a substantial change in syllabus, style, study requirements and speed of flow. Each of these factors brings along a set of changes required from students side. The students need to restructure their study schedule, practice more, and change the way they revise / take notes.

As compared junior classes where there were 10 - 15 chapters of 15 pages each, the education transforms into a more comprehensive coverage of the subjects. This means hundreds of laws and principles; thousands question and situation specific approaches; and thousands of different kind of questions. Precisely for these reasons, for any serious student, "last day or few days study won't work". The students need to study daily and keep covering the topics in regular synchronized process as per their schools.

Other aspect of the complication is that everyone recommends a different book. Therefore, the students are confused which book to study and which one to avoid. We all understand that just reading for hours from various books is not sufficient. It is sub-optimal. A better approach could be to focus on one set of books for concepts; and spend more time in applying the concepts in numericals. (No need to read multiple books)

This is the most important aspect of this 10th to 11th transition. Understanding concepts was sufficient to crack most of the questions upto class 10th. But now, there are 10 - 20 types of question structures and variations based on each concept. Therefore, understanding concepts is just the first hurdle to be crossed in the hurdle race. Applying those concepts in as many variations as possible is the key to success. This is called PRACTICE.

Even the students who are used to score 80%+ start feeling the pressure. Some of them struggle to even score 60% in 11th. This impacts their motivation and self-confidence; and this further adversely impacts their academic performance. The students start feeling the pressure to perform and the fear of losing out in the race. Many softer aspects of continuous efforts and "not giving up "attitude is important to achieve full potential. These two years of studies are career defining studies in one sense because this decides broadly what the student's graduation is going to be stream / department / college etc. This is a crucial stepping stone for professional studies

It becomes a moral responsibility of the parents to provide the best what they can afford for their child. If it means paying huge amount to enrol with a big brand coaching, then they do it too. Even though it helps a lot to go through a structured program, but doing 6 - 8 hours per day self-study and getting enough personalised attention are far bigger factors for success. Therefore, shift your focus on Self-study, Practice and Personalized attention.

VivekVarshney, CEO - SpeedLabs

What do you think are key ingredients to success in studies?

In my opinion, the most important aspects are:
(i) A good teacher who can explain the concepts well
(ii) Proper planning and Time management and
(iii) Self-study and rigorous Practice. In addition to above elements, the most impactful game changer is Personal Attention that a student can get to take care of his/her gaps. There are studies that have proven that even a topper student needs personal attention to excel. All the big established coaching classes focus a lot on their toppers so that they secure good ranks.Even a great player like P.V. Sindhu needed the guidance of a great coach Gopi. That makes a difference.

Most teachers daily confront the reality that students' attention wanders in class. Let's face it, every classroom has many such students who need a lot of "extra attention".It is a real need, which the parents should realize and not ignore.Personalization means differentiating instruction and providing regular corrective feedback based on the needs of each individual student. This included personalizing both path and pace, and also identifying and addressing missing gaps, and spending more time where necessary to ensure students achieved mastery of concepts before moving on.Our learning behaviour is a well-researched topic (if you google Learning Pyramid and Bloom's Two Sigma). It tells that Practice under Personal Guidance can significantly enhance your learning and improve performance in exams.
Big Brand Coaching - not the answer. Instead personal attention is the game-changer. At SpeedLabs, we have more than 50 students. Many of them have improved significantly in just 3-4 months personalised efforts. Many SpeedLabs students who used to score 70%, and are now scoring 85%+. Our whole approach is Student centric, and not teacher centric.

SpeedLabs is a New Age methodology to make 21st century students learn efficiently. Using best practices from around the globe, we have developed a pedagogy that combines best-in-class content, personalized focus for each student and a result oriented approach.
In my opinion, the most important aspects are:
(i) Identify and address gaps
(ii) Actively engage our students in the learning process (increase participation, ownership)
(iii) Attempt to find something positive in students' responses (positive reinforcement)
(iv) Use regular checks for understanding through methodically designed SpeedLabs platform
(v) Provide additional clarification and illustration as needed (corrective feedback).

Firstly, we focus on self-study & practice based learning under the guidance of our expert faculty. Secondly, at SpeedLabs, each and every student gets the same personal attention as with a home tutor, with the additional flexibility of time and affordability.
The SpeedLabs methodology has three pillars:
(i) Assisted Practice,
(ii) Expert Personal Guidance,
(iii) Insights from our technology enabled platform.

TESTIMONIALS:

“We are extremely satisfied with SpeedLabs and faculty team who passionately teach students. The testimony of the fact that the methodology is working is evident as my daughter has now developed a keen interest in Maths. Her class participation in school and grades have also improved. Thanks and highly recommended”

Arun Mehta
Resident of Lake Homes

“Within first 3 - 4 months, there is a significant improvement in my son's marks, understanding and motivation towards studies. Faculty at Speedlabs provides top class education and best personal attention. I would recommend it. Keep up the good work.”

VikasVerma
Resident of RahejaVihar

“My son joined Speedlabs in May, and we are very satisfied with their methodology. Concepts are explained nicely with lot of focus on practice sessions. He gets full personal attention for anything that is not clear. Superb work by dedicated professionals!.”

Jasmita Rajesh Ahuja
Resident of NaharAmrit Shakti

“My son enjoys his time at Speedlabs as he gets to clarify all his doubts on a day to day basis. There is a marked improvement in his ability to grasp concepts. Vivek and his team are very patient and helpful, and entire environment is conducive to learning.”

VinyMalliah
Resident of Lake Homes

JEE Aspirants: How to perform to the best potential

VivekVarshney, CEO - SpeedLabs

What do you think are key aspects of JEE preparation?

The analysis of 2016 JEE (advanced) shows that 52.4% out of the students who got admission to IITs had studied on their own. This is in sharp contrast to the perception that students need to join coaching centres to crack the IIT. Contrary to popular perception, candidates opting for self-study may have a higher chance of cracking the IIT JEE exam. In addition to good teachers, in my opinion, from the student's point of view, the most important aspects are
(i) Proper Time management and
(ii) Self-study and rigorous Practice.
Most successful students who make it to IITs / NITs admit that they gave 5 - 7 hours of self-study daily during their JEE prep.So basically, "Practice, Practice and more Practice" is the mantra. No matter how many coaching classes you join or how many more books you buy ,you have to spend time for self-study to cover these materials and lecture notes.

Why do you stress upon Personal Attention as a key game changer for students?

Cracking JEE calls for a lot of judicious planning and smart strategies in order to succeed. Self-study is a valuable way to learn, and is quickly growing in popularity among parents and students. By complementing formal education with home study, students can see a drastic improvement to grades, conceptual understandingand confidence. Self-study, in addition to being more affordable and convenient, is surpassing classroom learning as far as effectiveness. When used together, they help students learn and retain information better; however, the world is becoming more accustomed to the benefits of solely self-learning. Self-study and traditional classroom learning complement one another. But time allocation for Self-study should be more than classroom learning.Remember to utilize the resources around you! Technology has put knowledge at our fingertips, so the students take advantage of it in improving the self-study effectiveness further. Fix daily/weekly targets and try to achieve as much as possible.

What is the core value proposition of SpeedLabs?

SpeedLabs is a New Age methodology to make 21st century students learn efficiently. Using best practices from around the globe, we have developed a pedagogy that combines best-in-class content, personalized focus for each student and a result oriented approach.
SpeedLabs at a glance:
(i) Learn through Practice (because we learn much lesser from traditional Lecture)
(ii) Personal Attention to Each student (small batches)
(iii) Face-to-face and one-to-one interaction between student and teacher (not Online)
(iv)Top quality faculty (IITians)
(v) Every student learns at his/her pace; and fixes conceptual gaps
(vi) We tell each student about their exact areas of improvement
(vii)Best-in class learning solution system for Practice
The SpeedLabs methodology has three pillars:
(i) Assisted Practice,
(ii) Expert Personal Guidance,
(iii)Insights from our technology enabled platform.
Firstly, we focus on self-study & practice based learning under the guidance of our expert faculty. Secondly, at SpeedLabs, each and every student gets the same personal attention as with a home tutor, with the additional flexibility of time and affordability. Face-to-face interactions and personal mentorship make a critical difference.

Is it really possible to provide "Score Boost" to every student in a class?

Our learning behaviour is a well-researched topic (if you google Learning Pyramid and Bloom’s Two Sigma). It tells that Practice under Personal Guidance can significantly increase your learning and performance in exams. SpeedLabs has adopted the best elements from all the formats to overcome the limitations of traditional lecture heavy pedagogy. This approach assures the benefits to each and every student. Big brand coaching - not an answer. Instead personal attention is the game-changer There are few things that need immediate attention. For instance, we know that learning from just lecture / theory is limited, yet this is where students spend most of their time. Instead, students need to redesign their study schedule, practice more, and change the way they revise / take notes

How is SpeedLabs compared with regular coaching / tutorials?

Rather than “teaching”, our aim at SpeedLabs is to encourage students to put in Practice what they have learnt, with specific focus on personalized conceptual learning. We have analyzed the exam patterns, and accordingly have created key concept steps that are tested in the exams. Our focus is on understanding rather than memorizing, which is the most important for any numerical based exam.
Key advantages over traditional teaching are:
(i) Personalized attention vs. Group teaching
(ii) Focus on Practice vs Lecture
(iii) Technology enabled platform to record the exact improvement areas
(iv) Keeping records of difficult concepts for each student
There are many bright students who can deliver significantly better results than their current performance, if they utilise the approach at SpeedLabs. We have been able to help many students in improving their understanding and increasing their scores.

How can your child study smartly, and perform to his/her the fullest potential?

Results are out, and many parents may be pondering"What could I have done to help my child reach his/her fullpotential ?"VivekVarshney, CEO SpeedLabs, Powai, shares a useful perspective on thistopic.

What are the right ingredients to academic success?

We all know that
(i) Command overconcepts, and
(ii) Systematic practice are the key elements to better exam scores.
Followinganapproach that incorporates these key elements,one can achieve significantly better results.Students who lack in these areas lose interest over time because their curiosity, queries and doubts remain unresolved. This gets reflected in their results.

Are you saying that a student with 70% could easily get 80% or more?

Yes, they can!.Our schools have many good teachers who explain the concepts very well. But there arestill gaps – some students need more help than others. The key to learning and retention is more time allocationto Self Study and Practice, aided by Discussion on weak concepts / gaps. This is how one can improve command over concepts and reduce silly mistakes. As parents,all we need to do is examine our children’s answer sheets to see what I mean.

Interesting. So what needs to change?

There are few things that need immediate attention. For instance, we know that learning from just lecture / theory is limited, yet this is where students spend most of their time. Instead, students need to redesign their study schedule,practice more, and change the way they revise / take notes.

Great, this sounds quite intuitive. Does this really work?

It does! I scored 99.98 percentile in Quant section of CAT (all India) exams, which puts me amongst the top 30 candidates (out of 1.5 lakh applicants). The concepts evaluated in this exam are from class 9 – 12 syllabus, but still people find it tricky to score well. The ONLY thing that worked for me was regular practice. I didn’t attend any extra class- only spent a lot of time on Self-study and practice.

What is the SpeedLabs methodology all about? How does it help students?

The SpeedLabs methodology has three pillars:
(i) Assisted Practice,
(ii) Expert Personal Guidance,
(iii) Insights from our technology enabled platform.
Firstly, we focus on self-study & practice based learning under the guidance of our expert faculty. Everyone in our team is anIITian. Secondly, at SpeedLabs, each and every student gets the same personal attention as with a home tutor, with the additional flexibility of time and affordability. We work to resolve their doubts, work on concepts that they are weak in, and finally get them to practice on the platform with increasing levels of difficulty.Our model also helps in improving a student’s motivation, confidence and interest in the subject.

Great, a complete package! How do we sign up?

The SpeedLabs offering, with a team of IITiansand anintuitive pedagogy, is designedto improve your child’s results.Our aim is to make an impact on each and every student. Call us or visit our centre in Lake homes, Powaifor discussion with team and a free trial class to see how we improve your child’s learning; and also guide, mentor, and personally attend toevery student.

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SpeedLabs is founded by IIT/IIM alumni; who have teaching experience. Its founders are expert educators of JEE aspirants. A unique approach has been adopted to help students get face-to-face personal help in a planned regular manner; which results in their improved score and chances to..
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