“Parents say that the Achiever Learning Company in Adyar, for instance, charges an average of Rs.20,000 per subject per month for one-on-one, two-hour sessions thrice a week. However, Professor Shubham who heads the centre told TOI that he charges between Rs.5,000 and Rs.10,000 a year for group tuition classes. “Our teachers are well-qualified. Some of them have contributed to the text books that the students are studying, so we know that we are giving quality,” he says. If students cannot keep up with the group classes, one-on-one sessions are recommended, he adds.
Tuition centre heads admit to wanting only “serious students” in their classes. “Our aim is to create toppers. We want them to become chartered accountants and doctors,” says Professor Shubham, who runs Achiever Learning Company in Adyar. “We want them to get the first mark in class. If they are already getting 98%, we want to make that 100,” he says , adding that the centre gives students its own round of home-work. “If students do not show any improvement, then what can we say, except that the teacher will lose interest and so will the student and the parents,” he says. “We tell parents that if the child is not willing to work hard it is better that they do not come.”
“Parents are ready to spend any amount of money as doing well academically has become important,” says Shubham Vats, director of Achiever Learning Company, a coaching institution in Adyar. “Also, parents don’t have time to coach their children,” he says. At his 16 year old institute, students pay up to Rs.10,000 a month for getting a personal tutor to come home to teach a subject. The institute also organises group classes in schools where students pay Rs.6,000 per subject a year to study in classes with 50 other students.
Achiever Learning Company Private Limited (Home-Tuitions), formerly Shanti Institute, aims to provide training for academic excellence even while making learning fun and motivating students to aim higher.
The training methodology aims at encouraging innovation, discipline and excellence. The teachers are specialised and well-trained, and the syllabus has a wide coverage.
Achiever, started by Professor Shubham Vats, ME, MBA, was started in 1997 to provide Home-Tuitions for all subjects and all levels. Achiever provides coaching for ISC, ICSE, CBSE, State Boards, NIOS, A-Level, O-Level, IB, IGCSE and AP Boards. It also provides coaching for all competitive exams including IIT-JEE, AIEEE, AIIMS, AIPMT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, IELTS, CPT and CAT. They also teach Vedic Maths for all ages through E-learning throughout the globe. Achiever develops computer software and publishes educational books
“ACHIEVER LEARNING COMPANY (P) Ltd.,” in Chennai is one of the better organized and more sought after tuition center. Apart from the intensive group coaching scheduled for the IIT-JEE and similar entrance examinations, it offers highly organized school tuition system pitched at three different levels and costs to meet the requirements of different boards ICSE, CBSE, State Board etc. Classes are closely monitored; biweekly tests scheduled, logs of marks and curriculum coverage meticulously maintained. The student’s progress is closely tracked. One can even ask for a creative and challenging teacher who can bring the subject alive!!”