Only Education Can Save a Society From Possible Collapse - Sagar Vijayvargiya

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1.Tell us more about your experience as an educator.

Let me start by saying that I believe “Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber and future of an individual”. This is a statement quoted by a great teacher, whom I have idolized for years, (Lt.) Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. In my judgement, only education can save a society and individuals from possible collapse, be it instant or gradual.

Coming to my experience, I am into teaching for more than 4 years now. I have always been passionate about Maths, it fascinates me, it excites me, and it gives me plenty of reasons to believe that every problem in our life has a solution to it.

It all started with helping people around me and sharing my knowledge with them. Eventually, while I was preparing for CAT, I built an online learning platform. The motive behind it was to help as many people as possible not only offline but also online. People used to post doubts there, and I used to solve them all and help them understand the concept behind it.

Teaching has always been a bidirectional process for me. Not only I teach students, but also I get to learn a lot from them. I am not afraid to tell my students that at some occasions, there might be concepts or questions that even I don’t know. And isn’t that what keeps all of us interested in any subject, the curiosity to learn more and more every day. Every single day..!!

The best part about being a teacher is, to see the twinkle in the eyes of my students when they have understood a concept I taught them. This gives me a “kick” to work hard consistently, to keep my knowledge up to date so as to deliver the best content to my beloved students.

2. How did you come up with this idea and go about executing it?

Initially, I was continually helping students offline and through my social media groups. But everything was random by then, I didn’t offer any course. Later on, some of my friends and students in the social media group suggested me to create an organized course for various competitive exams.

That instantly boosted my confidence and eventually led to the birth of “Exam Lexicon”.

I started creating the best online content for students throughout India. And now, we at Exam Lexicon provide the best Quantitative Aptitude course for all competitive exams happening across India at surprisingly low prices.

3. What has been your biggest challenge that you faced and how did you overcome that?

There have been many challenges that I have faced. I just had the subject knowledge; but didn’t have the platform to deliver it. Moreover, I didn’t have anyone coming from a teaching background in my family or friends who could help me with it. So, I had to start learning everything right from the scratch, that too along with a hectic job.

The biggest challenge was to acquire the technical knowledge required to make best quality teaching videos for YouTube and online courses. By “best quality” I mean not only quality of teaching, but also the quality of video/audio.

I overcame the challenge by exploring hundreds of websites, blogs, and articles, YouTube videos related to it and testing several software over the months. By putting on those extra efforts, I finally found the best combination of software and hardware, which now gives our videos an extra edge over any of my competitors, even the oldest of the players in the industry.

4. Do you think teaching as a profession is viewed at par with corporate jobs?

We just can’t compare an apple with an orange. Both professions have some similarities and some differences. Both have their own challenges. It totally depends from person to person what they are willing to make out of their life.

But since I have worked in a corporate job (at Accenture) as well as a teacher, I would just say teaching is more about helping others grow in their lives. Helping others not only with the subject one teaches, but also helping them give a totally different perspective to look at.

And for me, teaching has been far more satisfactory service as it allows me to create a positive impact in lives of many.
I won’t go into monetary comparison, which totally depends upon the qualities of an individual.

5. What does your typical day look like?

First of all, I would say I make sure that I have enough yoga, exercise, healthy food and sleep every day as I believe a healthy mind breeds a healthy body and vice versa. I have a habit of writing my target for the next day before sleeping, which really helps me track my daily activities and progress further in the right direction.

I also tend to update my knowledge regularly through various sources, so that I can continually improve as a teacher.

6. How can we adopt technology to make teaching more effective?

Technology has introduced digital learning tools like computers/laptops/phones that offer learning material 24*7 which build skills, increase student participation and motivation and accelerates learning. Many other software useful for conducting quizzes, test, activities, etc can be used to make classes more interactive.

The world is online; thus, a teacher cannot lag behind. The Internet helps us to share our knowledge throughout the world while sitting in our room.

                                         Sagar Vijayvargiya
                                             Exam Lexicon

Only Education Can Save a Society From Possible Collapse - Sagar Vijayvargiya Only Education Can Save a Society From Possible Collapse - Sagar Vijayvargiya Reviewed by EMN on April 10, 2020 Rating: 5

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