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Young tech geek finds her love for learning with BYJU’S – Shreya Vetrivel

Team StoryWeavers|April 9, 2019

Eleven-year-old Shreya Vetrivel from Thiruvallur aspires to be an IAS officer and serve her country. When BYJU’S traced her journey to success, this is what we found out about this talented sixth-grader.

A class topper, Shreya’s secret to success is a dedicated timetable made by her parents. Initially, Shreya’s parents helped her with studies but when their work schedules got in the way, it became difficult for them. That’s when Shreya’s dependency shifted to technology.

Shreya receiving the award for state level Spell-Bee competition

Shreya receiving the award for state level Spell-Bee competition

She would spend hours surfing YouTube channels seeking explanations for math and science topics. “Shreya’s interest in learning through technology led her to BYJU’S app two years ago. Detailed explanations through interesting animations and games on the app were useful for my daughter. In fact, she could correlate the video explanations with the information in her textbooks and learn better. Looking at her growing interest in studies, we bought the entire BYJU’S course for her,” says Professor Dhanalakshmi Vetrivel, Shreya’s mother.

She further adds, “Being a teacher, I understand the importance of mastering the fundamentals of each concept. BYJU’S app stresses on basics first and gradually guides students towards learning complex concepts. Also, there are several activities like games, customised tests, and quizzes. With all these amazing features, a student forms a lifelong learning bond with BYJU’S.”

Tips from the Topper

  • Divide a topic into subtopics. This helps in understanding and learning it better.
  • Make notes while studying a new topic. These little notes will help you remember what you’ve studied.
  • Don’t skip a topic because it’s difficult. Instead, take a mini break and then re-look at it. I learn a tough topic through videos and relate it to real-like examples.
  • While studying math, practice the problems by understanding the theorems. That’s the only key to gain confidence over the subject.
  • Don’t stress too much. Consider each exam as a stepping stone to your progress.

A special thanks to her mentor Pradeep Sir for encouraging Shreya to become a lifelong learner. She’s gearing up for her next International Math Olympiad (IMO) and we wish her the very best.

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About the Author


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Tanaya Goswami

Books are Tanaya Goswami’s first love and cheesecakes come a close second. Talking about movies, music, calligraphy, politics, and Elon Musk will get you listed under the friends’ section of her diary. Ever since moving on from her job as an English lecturer, she spends her time at BYJU’S crafting stories filled with emotion and sprinkled with sarcasm. Outside of work, she’s either learning something new (French, most recently!) or is curled up with a book and a cup of coffee. She firmly believes that discovering what you don’t know is the key to knowledge and is constantly working towards improving herself. Drop in a line at storyweavers@byjus.com if you liked her stories, have something nice to say, or if you have compelling ideas to share!

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