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What is Remedial Education?

Remedial education is education which is designed to bring students who are lagging behind up to the level of achievement realized by their peers. Remedial Teaching means that help is offered to pupils who need pedagogical or didactic assistance. These are often children who function at a lower than average level because of a certain learning- or behavioural problem/disorder. However, remedial teaching can also be offered to pupils who achieve at a higher than average level, they too can do with the extra attention and care.

There are a number of reasons why a student might need remedial education. Some students attend schools of poor quality, and don't receive adequate grounding in math and language to prepare them for college or life. Other students may have transferred in and out of schools or missed school a lot, creating gaps in their education which contribute to lack of knowledge in core subjects. Students may also have learning disorders and other issues which have impaired their ability to learn.

Remedial teaching is usually given during 6 weeks to 3 months, once or twice a week at school or in the remedial teacher's own practice. The aim being that the pupil can join his own group again after this period of time (or possibly after a continuation). .

In remedial education, people are usually given assessments to determine their level of competency. Based on test results, the students are placed in classes which are most likely to provide benefits. Classes are often small, with a focus on high teacher-student interaction, and they can take place at night or during the day to accommodate various needs. In the course of the class, the instructor will bring students up to speed so that they have skills comparable to those of their peers.

Some students may be embarrassed about needing to take remedial education classes, especially if they are attending college or university. Some institutions have gotten around this by offering remedial education in the summer so that students can start on the same level of their peers. Other programs have used slightly different names, since “remedial education” carries some negative connotations. Students should remember that if they need to take such classes, it probably reflects more on the education system than on them.

Our Staff

Mrs. Jayanthi Srinivasan, Coordinator, Remedial Center

Ms. Molly Sinha

Ms. Tamizh Selvi

Ms. Kejal Bakshi

Ms. Usha Kumari

Ms. Meena Devarajan

Ms. Swathi

Ms. Brindha

The V-Excel Remedial Centre

The V-Excel Remedial Center was started in September 2002. The main objectives of this center are:

  • To help students in regular schools cope with the prescribed school curriculum
  • To help students develop study skills
  • To train students in organizational skills
  • To provide training in test-taking skills
  • To give one-on-one intensive instruction in Language Skills and Mathematics
  • To improve the academic performance of students with learning difficulties
  • To widen the horizons of students who are gifted and talented, by conducting periodic workshops on creativity and analytical thinking

The Remedial Center will offer several services in a continuing effort to meet our objectives. Among these services are:

  • Formal and informal diagnostic assessment
  • Remedial tutoring
  • Intensive instruction on language and math skills for children who are victims of poor educational-readiness programs
  • Enrichment programs for gifted students
  • Specialized instruction for students with learning difficulties (LD, ADD/ADHD)

Our focus is on the optimization of every student's potential. We cater to students in the age group 5 - 21 years and our skill-based programs will be individualized and provided on a one-on-one basis.

We offer unique and effective teaching strategies which are based primarily on outcomes of diagnostic testing. Our instructors are professionals in the field who bring with them impressive qualifications and tremendous experience.

Fees for the remedial program are reasonable and timings flexible and convenient. Please contact us for further details.

Remedial Teaching

There is a clear distinction between remedial teaching and coaching. Coaching is a repetition of lessons already offered before (re-teaching). Remedial teaching involves:

  • individual counselling (also in small groups)
  • working systematically: observing, diagnosing, remedy, evaluation
  • working purposefully and intensively with a pupil or pupils
  • custom-made help following from a request for help
  • acquiring skills in order to deal with learning problems/-disorders
  • seeing to it that the pupil can remain at his/her school
  • making a plan that can be used in the group when the remedial teacher is absent
  • providing information to the child and the persons involved