Is a highly qualified teacher always the best teacher?

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Human will to learn can never be fully extinguished. And certainly many of us are fortunate enough to live free from worries, in conditions that provide an abundance of opportunities for learning and growth but how deeply do we appreciate and take advantage of the freedom we have to learn and grow continually?

Although a subject popular for humour these days, these are the facts — India produces more engineers than USA and China combined. We produce 1.5 million engineers every year from 4000 institutes. 80% of these engineers are termed as “Unemployable” due to the significant gap in their theoretical and applied-practical knowledge. Who to blame? Simple, Students aren’t working hard enough. Right? Wrong. Students are an end product of a vast multi-level system so for once let’s stop blaming them and bring to our focus this system, the Indian Education System. The highly acclaimed Bollywood movie ‘3 Idiots’ did a commendable job in revealing the flaws in this education mechanism referring to it as a “Machine”. There is a plethora of reasons for these flaws. But what most people don’t get, and a major point that even this movie missed was that although all these teachers in the schools and professors in the universities are most highly qualified individuals, most of them lack the ability to impart their worldly knowledge in a way that is easy to understand. To sum it up, they are teachers who fall short in effective and efficient teaching methods.

As a result, we are in dire need of educational reform.

This is where QuarkMe comes in. We are an opportunity for anyone out there who is tired of mugging up volumes and looking to really learn. School students who have trouble understanding any subject and want help, we get you through to our best teachers, trained through a quality training program, who will not fail to deliver. Our aim is to become an accessible and an indispensable resource for students and professors.

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

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