P. Srinivas, despite being bedridden, has coached many IIT aspirants

His personal tragedy didn’t shake his determination for doing something for others. Staying at home, he has been running a tuition centre for the last 27 years. P. Srinivas, a resident of Seethammapeta, had a slight burning sensation in his feet while studying intermediate. Over a period of time, his joints stiffened, making him totally immobile.

However, he was able to complete the first two years of engineering. After going through a series of treatment, his problem was diagnosed as a rare disorder related to motor neurons.

Despite being bedridden, he trained around thousand students in mathematics and helped them prepare for competitive exams. His teaching aids include a system with cordless keyboard, net, books and loads of confidence. To help his students, he has organised chapter-wise lessons. Speaking about his students he said, “A book is enough for an above average student. While below average students require a good teacher.” According to him, a teacher should be able to provide multiple solutions for each problem depending on the IQ levels of the students.

Under his coaching, many IIT aspirants have come out with flying colours. A few are pursuing higher studies in the USA. Narrating about the learning experience, a Class X student Deepanshu Sheoran said, “My confidence level has gone up after attending the classes here. Initially, I used to get scared of maths and was an average student. Our sir gives multiple solutions for each problem and that makes you learn new methods find solutions.”

U.S.S.R. Murthy, an M.Tech student, who is preparing for competitive exams said, “Srinivas sir is very patient in dealing with us who possess different IQ levels. And I feel that’s what makes my trainer stand apart from others. He understands our psychology and modifies his method of teaching in simpler terms.”

With the support of his parents, friends and students, Mr. Srinivas is penning down a book that assists IIT aspirants. His other interests include surfing, and staying in touch with his friends. Being positive about life, he strives to be an inspiring teacher and offers free coaching for poor students.

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