Persuade your mother to go back to academics- don't listen to her protests, fill up her form yourself, stick her picture and send it. And then
You wonder if she needs to have her eyes checked-will she be able to see the board without glasses?
Tell her that she absolutely needs to know computers for the course, and try to teach her to click and double-click. And when she doesn't show enthusiasm, pretend to be annoyed at her excuses (which are hilarious).
Insist that she carries a note-book, pens and other assorted stationery.
Drop her off at class.
Tell her not to fall asleep.
Go pick her up from class.
Demand whether she took notes, and then demand to see them.
Ask her what they taught her in class today.
Tell her 'Enough goofing, now go and study'.
Watch her do homework! Tell her yes, she absolutely must read all the 150 pages she's been asked to.
Go to bed when she's doing the homework.
Explain to her what a standard normal distribution is, and while you're at it, spout complicated mathematical formulae, and freak her out. And when she sniffily tells you that yes, she has heard of standard deviation is, having studied Stats in college, you ask her how they passed her if she doesn't know what a standard normal curve is.
Say profound things like 'Welcome to the real world'.
Wait for the tests to begin.
Relax the entire week she has contact classes- it's your good fortune that they're in Bangalore.
Yes, that's what I'm doing right now.
And yes, I also know that I'm mean.