What Kind Of House And Infrastructure Do I Need To Run A Cuemath Centre?

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Running a Cuemath class does not require any special setup or infrastructure. Teachers almost never have to make any significant changes to their homes. For conducting classes you will need:

1. A comfortable and disturbance-free area. This could be your  living room with sofas/chairs, or the dining room with a dining table and chairs, or a dedicated spare room in the house. You’ll need seating for 6 students at a time since this is the maximum batch size to ensure personalized attention.
2. You’ll need an Android tab (minimum 8 inch screen) which is charged and ready for use.
3. Apart from this you’ll need a small table for keeping the Cuemath Math Box, and a box of puzzle cards which you get at the time on on-boarding.
4. A shelf or cabinet to store student workbooks. These workbooks stay with you till students complete them after which students take them home.
5. Students will need access to drinking water and when required, the washroom.

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A QUIET ENVIRONMENT IS NEEDED TO ACHIEVE THE LEARNING OUTCOMES


Creating a quiet and undisturbed area is critical to derive full effort from all students, which in turn is necessary to achieve learning outcomes. So, you  shouldn’t have a TV or music running during a Cuemath batch unless it’s inaudible to the students and hence doesn’t create a distraction. At the same time, it is important that you fully dedicate your time to the students and don’t get involved in any household chores during class times. While students work on their workbooks, you should be constantly monitoring their progress and helping them figure out solutions to tricky or challenging problems.

CAN I CONDUCT CUEMATH CLASSES IN PLACES OTHER THAN MY HOUSE?


There are some teachers who conduct Cuemath classes from the community hall of their society/apartment complex. If you have all the necessary permissions to conduct classes from such common areas, it’s okay. However all the points mentioned earlier of having a quiet and disturbance free area are just as important. Make sure that you have exclusive access and that no one else uses the common area during class times.

In some instances, teachers use the premises of a neighboring preschool to conduct Cuemath classes. This however will require you to sign an official agreement with the preschool. Cuemath can help you setup this collaboration.

DO YOU NEED THE SOCIETY’S PERMISSION TO START A CUEMATH CENTRE?


In India, it is legally permissible to run educational programs from home. You do not need a licence from the city authorities. Thus, there can be no objection to running a Cuemath centre from your home. Some societies restrict permission for outside students to come in the society on a regular basis. Restricted entry is an unfair practice and not legally permissible. Students do not present any safety or security risk to the society residents. 

If you find such practice in your society, you can have a conversation with the association and get them to repeal this rule.

WHAT IF I LIVE IN A RENTED HOUSE OR APARTMENT?


Once again, it is perfectly fine and legal to run an educational program from one’s place of residence. Thus, you need not take any special permission for this. However it is a good practice to keep the house owner informed so that you avoid unnecessary disruptions down the line.

In summary,

1. Running a Cuemath centre does not require any special setup or infrastructure.
2. You can conduct classes from you living room or dining room.
3. Make sure that place is disturbance free (e.g. no TV playing in the background) to ensure learning outcomes.
4. You do not need a licence from the city authorities. The society also cannot legally object to you running classes from home.
5. If running Cuemath from a community hall, make sure you have all permissions and exclusive access so that area is disturbance-free.
6. It’s possible to use the premises of a nearby preschool to conduct classes.

  
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