GuruQ: Digital Platform that Connects Tutors & Students

Minal Anand,CEOGuruQ, a New Delhi based one-of-its-kind digital platform that connects tutors and students was founded with the core objective of creating a conducive for quality education. The inception dates back to a time when Minal Anand got an opportunity to compare the Indian education system with its American counterpart during her studies in the U.S. The impact of schooling and extra schooling(tuitions)was clearly evident from the excellent performance of Indian students there.

Minal realized that all Indian students need is the right guidance, and they can competently use it for their benefit. Evidently, the best way to create an impact in the education sector was that of helping students get this valuable guidance easily by putting them in touch with the right tutors. The impetus was provided by a KPMG study Minal commissioned, which clearly indicated the potential of the private tuition industry both offline and online. This marked the beginning of GuruQ.

GuruQ provides multiple ways to search and choose the tutors. The first approach is do-it-your self(DIY)where by the platform
allows students to use various filters to narrow down their search, compare tutors on key parameters and choose the right one. The second approach allows students to provide their requirement specifications and let the GuruQ Engine generate the best fit options to choose from. And lastly, the simplest approach allows a student to broadcast their detailed learning requirement to all the relevant tutors and let the interested ones to respond. "We use a highly effective online class interface called WizIQ which makes learning online interesting and impactful," informs Minal.

Within a short span of 5 months since its inception, GuruQ has got over 15000 tutor registrations and has certified over 1500 tutors on its platform

GuruQ offers 21 much needed and long-over due benefits to students who availed its tuition services. "Our target audience mainly comprises school students(K-12)across all boards, classes and subjects including those who intend to study abroad or appear for competitive exams," says Minal.

She adds,"Students today are pressed for time and we allow them to save this precious commodity by taking tuitions completely at their own convenience. They can do actual on-demand tutoring by booking classes at short notice and even booking them by the hour for special needs such as revision. In addition to
time, students can personalize their tuitions with respect to the mode (offline or online),type (individual or group)and budgets(hourly or monthly). Parents can keep track of their child’s progress and seek feedback when they want to."

Imparting High Quality Education
Today, GuruQ has positioned itself in the aggregator segment with the sole aim to assemble the best tutors and tuition centres who can meet the exact requirements of its learners. "This might sound simple but with every challenge addressed and constant incremental improvements we are striving to perfect this otherwise tedious process," she mentions.

GuruQ is forever on the lookout for enthusiastic and experienced tutors with the right aptitude and attitude. They ensure that best tutors are selected and are run through proper training on teaching and technology to guide students.

The Success Story of GuruQ
Within a short span of 5 months since its inception, GuruQ has got over 15000 tutor registrations and has certified over 1500 tutors on its platform. Their focus is on Delhi NCR for the first year but they intend to eventually cater to all major cities PAN India through a phase wise expansion.

Looking at the future,Guru Qenvisages innovating not just how learners access their tutors but also assimilating the learning. In fact, there focus is likely to be on assuring their leaners of the highest quality, standards and reliability.