“I am passionate about quality education and an equal platform for all students. We have tried to simplify the learning and preparation process and I firmly believe that self study is a forward thinking approach.” said Dhaval Mehta, Co-founder and Managing Director of TeacherNi (TNI.), an education test portal that combines online and offline modes of studying for grades 8 – 12 for students studying ICSE, ISC, IGSCE and IB.
TNI was started in 2013 when the founders wanted to do away with the loopholes in the education system.
They believe that in the process of going to school and tuitions after that, students were forgetting the process of self learning. They sought to change this and TNI was born as a result of this highly practical vision of educating digitally.
Mehta said in a highly competitive education system, where students are unable to cope with the pressure of dealing with a host of subjects and topics, TNI is designed to aid students not only with preparation tools but also with Webinars and video lectures.
Once registered, the student has easy access to around 2000 questions per subject which can be solved on the website or on the phone application.
Dhaval Mehta explained why multiple choice questions are the chosen method of testing students;
"They make the student faster and more accurate,” he said.
The tests designed for students are interactive and vary from easy to difficult depending on the student’s understanding of a particular topic. A marking scheme is provided for students to understand how they will be marked in the actual examination. They can also interact with highly experienced teachers via a comprehensive 4 hour session. Textbooks that might not be available in the market are available to students once they register.
Furthermore, the test papers set by TNI have had 90% of the questions coincide with board examination papers in the last two years, said Mehta.
ICSE joint topper Tezan Sahu from Mumbai was registered with TNI.
The company said since its inception in January 2014, TNI has successfully registered more than 15,000 students and has reached over 500 schools in 48 towns and cities.
Seventh Day Adventist, St Thomas Day School and Saifee Memorial among many other schools have tied up with TNI.
“We are building our relationship with 50 schools in West Bengal and have successfully registered 20% of the students in this city.” said Dhaval Mehta. He added that it benefits users and parents but mostly schools because they see a 10-15% improvement in their students’ performance.
(Reporting by Ashna Butani, Image by Avishek Mitra)