How to manage professional studies while coaching !

RG - A Helping Hand (Company Secretary) (13867 Points)

07 December 2011  

There are quite a few students who are taking coaching to achieve their professional dream or success. But really it is very tuff for students to manage study along with coaching classes considering the time required for coaching classes. But there is no other choice left for them. In recent times lots of students have asked me to share a time table to manage their studies along with coaching classes. 


Here we are not discussing whether coaching is must or not for professional success. However but one thing is sure that a balance is required between self study and coaching.


I will try my best to share some input to handle your study along with coaching classes.


First you have to figure out the time in your hand after coaching classes. As per my simple understanding and a rough estimate total time for study available in a day is around 12-14 hours depending upon person to person. Out of this time if you devote 30-40% time in couching still you have 7 to 9 hours in your hand for study. Now the question is how to use this time effectively? According to me by applying few basic methods or time management skills you can easily and effectively utilize time for your study.


I can think of few tips from my personal experience which are given below:




I would suggest you to use time found during coaching. Never indulge yourself in gossip and other time wasting activities. You may discuss useful study related things and doubts in the coaching breaks. You may plan your day study during coaching breaks.




For students who are taking afternoon or evening coaching classes should utilize their morning time for studies. I would advise you to get up early in the morning and utilize your morning time for study. I know some of the students prefer late night study which is always in your hand. But it is very important to use morning time for studies.


Just trust me even just waking up an hour earlier could make a difference to your studies. So make a mind set to wake up early in the morning. This could help to get you started. I'm sure that it would be difficult in the beginning, but after a few weeks, you'll settle into the new routine.



I would also advise you to make full use of day time for your studies. You may use your lunch time for studying or discussing general topics. Always have your materials readily available so that you can study at any given time.


One more important thing regarding above 2 headings is always use the morning time for preparation of important topics and chapters. You may finish general topics in day time by discussing them with your friends or colleagues doing the same course.




Yes as we all know managing studies with coaching is a very tuff task unless you have a well organized time table to manage both. So in this manner again time plays an important role. The importance of time can also be realized from the above two headings.




It is not easy for everyone to concentrate on study while travelling. However if possible I would advise you to utilize your time for giving quick reading to the topics and later on when you revise that topic it will take less time to be on your tips. I have seen lots of students to utilize their time while travelling in bus or Metro train. Select simple and interesting topics to study during your commute time.




I know for some student study with hectic schedule of coaching is a very difficult situation. However the increasing competitive environment compelled us to utilize out time in the most efficient manner to make best use of it. There are certain benefits which are attached with study along with your coaching. Some of them are:


  1. You will understand the value of time because without understanding the value of time you can’t manage your studies with coaching classes.
  2. You will learn how to effectively utilize your limited time to achieve higher goals.
  3. Your vision and view will be broaden because you develop the ability to achieve more in short period of time.
  4. You will develop the ability of multi tasking which is very imp in today’s time.





Let me sum up the discussion by mentioning some of the pre-conditions for successful study with coaching. These pre-conditions are:


  1. First pre-condition is belief in yourself and prepare yourself for a hectic schedule for better result.
  2. Effective utilization of time is must for this.
  3. Pre-planned schedule for the day; like what to study and when to study.
  4. You must plan your vacations and holidays well in advance from study point of view.
  5. Stick to the basics of study because you don’t get time for experiment with your study. To find out basics of study kindly refer the link given below:






In the end I would say just go ahead and learn to understand the importance of time along with multi tasking. It will also help you in your professional career.


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