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What does Coaching exactly mean?
Coaching means a form of development in which a person called teacher or coach supports a learner or client in achieving a specific personal or professional goal by providing training and guidance
How is that helpful?
Some social policy researchers have claimed that enhanced student coaching and support can play an important role in helping students successfully navigate the college enrollment process, complete training and transition to employment. Coaching plays a very vital role in forming a students' career. As the competition in the world is increasing day by day everyone requires guidance to move forward. And here Coaching institutes come as a helping hand. No doubt at the end of the day it's the student's personal interest and Hard work which plays the most important role in gaining success. But it is always a safe-side to move ahead with someone's guidance and then self-perseverance helps at the end. However, what matters the most is the self-preparation level of a student. A Coaching cannot fully be responsible for the success of a student's career.
Comparison in between the past and present conditions:
Earlier the competition was not that tough and also the syllabus which used to come in the entrances was not that vast and it was possible for a student to prepare on his own. People on their own were capable enough to prepare and get well-groomed for facing the entrance exams. But now day-by-day the competition has been rising so much that a student himself cannot go through the whole process of preparation all by himself starting from collecting the information to going through the previous year question papers and completing the syllabus. Coaching is an effective way to improve student performance and increase completion rates.
Types and their Effective Ways:
Exam/Entrance Coaching: The most effective impact which coaching institutes give is that conducting exams or tests on a regular basis and letting the student know about his abilities, mistakes where he himself can know his/her strengths and weaknesses and improve them. Can rectify his/her flaws. Maybe this thing is not that effective if a student goes for only self-preparation. The chance of rectifying self-declines day by day.
Career Coaching: Career coaching help students prepare for the labour market by assisting them with cover letters and personalized resumes, making them learn how to prepare for a job and by connecting them to work-based learning (WBL) opportunities, such as paid and unpaid internships and apprenticeships with local employers
Job/Placement Guidance: This kind of coaching institute help students to learn how to look for jobs using online search tools and social networks as well as how to identify the jobs best suited to their needs. They also helped students engage employers and prepare for interviews.
As mentioned, at the end of the day it is only the Student’s hard work that plays the role of an ace in the preparation. And it is true that coaching institutes demand high rates which becomes difficult for middle-class families or poor families to afford and this also causes harm to many students who despite being capable lose the opportunity because of lack of guidance but if a student is that much competitive and works hard then he/she can crack the entrance without any coaching. In other Words, coaching coupled with self-study is always better than only self-study or studying only in coaching classes. Deciding on what's better, coaching or self-study depends a lot on the preparation level of a student.
Many research studies have mentioned about student’s experience about coaching centres and what they have found is Student satisfaction with career coaching services was strong among survey respondents with many students commenting that the additional assistance helped them persevere in their training programs and complete their coursework and helped them in acquiring success. So, we can conclude that, Yes, Coaching institutes really play an important role in building up a student’s career.