QUEEN'S ROAD: This is the story of a teacher who is guiding thousands of students through tough times after quitting her solid career at an IT company. Today she creates online videos that help young learners through academic confusion. Roshni Mukherjee did her MSc in Physics and had no interest in teaching because she did not like conventional methods of rote learning prevalent in schools.
She says, “Initially, it was my passion to help which made me want to create these videos especially when I came to know that there are a lot of students who are on the look out for teachers but can’t afford personal tuitions. Although there were premium tutorials available. none of them were for free. The cost of tutorials was out of reach for middle-class students. Science subjects are hard to tackle without a serious amount of guidance from a good teacher.That is when I decided to turn the passion into a service of sorts.”
Since technology helps in reaching out to a lot of people, Roshni began by uploading videos on YouTube. “I got encouraged by the response to the videos. That is when the idea of turning this into something bigger struck me,” says Roshni.
Roshni’s ideas of taking the videos to the next level came from requests made by the students who wanted certain questions answered and certain topics addressed. “My students are my source of encouragement. It is through them, that the idea of combating exam fear proactively was born,” says Roshni.
Today, she creates educational videos for students of class 9, 10, 11, 12 on Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology. They are available for free. Says Roshni, “Our YouTube channel ( http://www.youtube.com/ExamFearVideos) has almost 70,000 subscribers. We have already uploaded more than 3,500 videos on Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology. Many students and parents also visit our site (www.examfear.com).”
ExamFear today is more than an educational platform. It is a place meant for innovative learning at a pace that the students feel comfortable with.