Meet Durgapada Rana, a biology tutor from Kolkata

With more than ten years of teaching experience, Durgapada Rana is a qualified tutor who has taught more than 400 students. His teaching comprises both modern and old school methodologies. Durgapada was passionate about Biology ever since his childhood. He believes that it is essential for both the teacher and the student to have immense interest in the subject, in which the latter aims to come out with flying colours.

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Here is an excerpt from the interview with Durgapada Rana.

Q1. When and how did you start as a biology tutor?

In the year 2009, I was a graduate student and one of my neighbours,’ was in search of a class XII biology tutor for his son. When he approached me, I agreed to give tuitions to that student. I guided the student by teaching him few tricks to memorise lessons and made him practice some MCQs. When his results were out, I came to know that he secured 98% in the CBSE class 12 examinations. He also did qualify for AIPMT that year. That is was a moment of n immense motivation for me to start as a biology tutor.

Q2. What skills are required to become a Biology tutor?

Having a keen interest in the living world is imperative. A tutor has to be interactive with students and has to maintain good relationships with them. It is also crucial to help students understand the anatomies, structures and concepts with practicals, diagrams and real-life examples. One has to be willing to share his/her knowledge.

Q3. What do you think makes you stand out from other Biology tutors on UrbanPro.com?

Since I have been extremely passionate about biology from my childhood, I try to create and help retain the interest in the students regarding the subject. And this not only helps them secure good marks in board exams but also in qualifying for national level medicine entrance tests such as- AIPMT/NEET, AIIMS and JIPMER. I teach fusion methods, i.e., with the help of powerpoint presentations and also with classroom diagrams to make students understand the topic easily and interestingly. Being a  straightforward person, I try to be my students’ friend, philosopher and guide.

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Q4. How did you come across UrbanPro.com?

I came across Urbanpro.com through the internet.

Q5. What was the turning point in your career?

It once happened that under my guidance, one of my students secured 97% in board exams and also qualified for the medical entrance exam. The following year, another student scored 94 marks in biology and got admission in Forensic Biotech course. It was then that I decided to spread my knowledge and help students accomplish their dreams.

Q6. How did UrbanPro.com help you expand your teaching classes?

UrbanPro has eased the task of reaching out to students for me. Having received a huge number of genuine enquiries from this UrbanPro platform, it has helped me expand my classes, at large. Also, the positive reviews of students, with whom I connected through UrbanPro.com, have become part of my teaching career and profile.

Q7. What percentage of your work comes from UrbanPro.com?

About 70-75% of my work comes from Urbanpro.com.

About the trainer: Durgapada Rana is a biology tutor from Kolkata. He guides his students to get through the medical entrance examinations such as AIPMT/NEET, AIIMS and JIPMER. Durgapada has nearly ten years of experience in teaching, and he tries not only to be a tutor but also, a friend, philosopher and guide to his students.

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