Friday, February 26, 2016

My Favorite Teachers!

I was born in Madurai. I studied under some great teachers whom I will list them one by one! Till then, teachers are one who reads the book and repeats the same at the students. My opinions changed after seen below personalities..

Chitra  Mam - Physics - St.Joseph School, Koodal Nagar, Madurai.
    She was first teacher who taught us different way of writing the exam.  She told us, how is the preparation to an exam matter even when you have failed to study on the day before exam. She probably had experience in correcting the board exam papers. She gave us more tips of how should you present the answer in exam. e.g Keywords matter, highlighting it, Definition and theorems must be as such. She made us really get good marks in physics. She was one among the teacher who would directly walk into the class and start teaching without any preparation(notes/books) yet she will never get struck anywhere. 

Geography - St.Joseph School, Koodal Nagar, Madurai.
    She was Good teacher as she was taught us the subject very good. She gave all the nack & tricks for scoring the marking. She told get bunch of India outline maps and asked us to practice these maps regularly. She used to ask us to draw map using it for 10 mark question. She is a teacher who can inspire the students to learn.

Kirubavathi Mam - Physics - SBOA School, Madurai.
    She teaches so well. She makes you understand everything she teaches. She make the equation and comes up with her own derivation and explanation. It is so well organised you need not remember just sit in the class you will get everything. She is so dedicated and teaches everything and completes the portion and Practicals also she used to explain everything in detail. She is a very friendly teacher. However I have seen her beating student and breaking wooden rulers.

Anitha Mam - Botany - SBOA School, Madurai.
    She is so strict. She will never look at the student while teaching in class. She just see and talks to last bencher's ;-) . She get very angry at student who sleeps in class. Maeshak always gets caught. However when it comes to teaching, she is the best Botany teacher. She correlates everything she teach. So that it is very understandably good to remember the concepts she teach and reason out. If you pay attention then one could learn, correlate and understand everything she says.

R. Rajaram  TCE
He is the perfect teacher according to me. He comes to the class on time. No even a single day he had excuse. He strictly follows his agenda in the class. He asks question such that it test the person understanding capability than memorizing capability. He gives us problem set after his lectures so that we will get a fair understanding of how the questions will be in exams and how is our understanding on the subject. However, he scolds people. But he used names like dogs, donkey, etc.(it will be fun for others while he scolds someone).  

Devarajan Maths HOD from Madura college
He was teaching us maths for us in Aspire. He teaches the subject very nicely that you will understand each math concept relating to some real world phenomenon. He says lot abour usa/nasa/discovery mission and their effects. He inspires students. I still remember oneday he even said we have equation for the path taken by bees to sit on the flower(to take nectar). He explained us the boolean formulas very nicely. He gave the idea of dimensions in science. :-)


  1. It is good to read your blog on My Favorite Teachers! I do have many of them throughout my education and without them, I will not reach the present position. But I always not had a good opinion regarding the state education system, particularly the students are required to do things like highlighting keywords, using different color ink and making the answer sheet presentable, instead they should concentrate on the exam. I even couldn't able to understand what the meaning of presentable is? The purpose of any education is to acquire knowledge in that subject and ability to relate and apply to the problems. Instead, our education system encourages to memorization without understanding. And of course, I couldn't blame entirely for this to teachers. How many of the students in Tamil Nadu able to qualify in the entrance examination to the institutions such as IIT's and NIT's. If one should need to attend coaching classes to prepare for this examinations then what is the need of school education. Why the school education is not enough to prepare the student for entrance examinations. If a student couldn't able to do well in those exams then his/her education is not complete.

  2. There are two things I see you in your comment. 1. Presentation 2. School education not enough for entrance exams..

    It zeros down to technicality of paper correction. There are less teachers for correction. Meaning the students population keeps increasing year by year whereas teachers are not increased w.r.t ratio comparatively(whom to blame?).
    KEYs for the answers comes with keywords which makes the evaluator job easy (board thinks that way) Anyone who has written those keywords will get full marks or someone might write only those keywords with improper sentences might still get full marks and anyone who written in his own might not (even if it makes sense). Using colorful pens I don't agree. Underlining the keywords makes his/her job easy when they are asked to correct some 200 papers/hour.
    I'll address the next issue in new post soon..