Grade Level Content

Avanti has devised a teaching approach that we believe is best designed to maximize academic gains. Our classes focus on ‘Peer ­Learning’ as an educational technique. This has been extensively researched by our advisor Professor Dr. Eric Mazur, Dean of Applied Physics at Harvard University. In addition to this, we run the flipped classroom model, which requires students to do most of the work they would typically do in class at home and vice-­versa.

Approach

  • Concept Videos: Students watch videos recorded by experts. Avanti is able to provide standardized high-quality education to a wider audience.
  • Group Discussions: Students are encouraged to discuss their rationale with peers, making them independent thinkers and team workers.
  • Counseling: Students are given constant feedback and individualized attention, which build up their confidence and helps them learn better.

Methodology

  • Pre-reading: Students are required to read over concepts at home from the best selection of resources available handpicked by IIT and Harvard alumni.
  • Spot tests: Students have a quick 5 min test where what they studied as preparation for class is recapped so that the facilitator is able to ascertain how much the student has understood from the pre class work.
  • Concept videos: Students are shown videos that explain key concepts from every topic; these videos are recorded by subject experts.
  • ConcepTests: ConcepTests comprise of questions that test how well students have understood the concepts explained in the videos.
  • Homework: Students are required to do some amount of self-work at home.
  • Doubt Solving Classes: For approximately 3-4 hours a week subject experts conduct one-on-one sessions with the students where they resolve doubts that students have on topics covered in the week.

Apart from all of this, Avanti has also started bridge curriculum, which aims to level the gap in literacy and numeracy for their Chennai program. These consist of a set of exhaustive, comprehensive workbook modules in Tamil that reduces the literacy gap in a child, step-by-step. These workbook modules have two sections, namely Mathematics and Language. The former is further divided into four sections – Geometry, Numbers and Operations, Algebraic and Operational Thinking and Measurement and Data.

In the long term, students who are at grade level are exposed to grade level science and math videos to further improve their conceptual understanding.