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GuruQ – Connecting Students and Tutors Digitally

GuruQ is a unique digital integrated platform that connects students and tutors to address the huge need-gap of quality tutoring in India. Founded by a Boston University Finance-Major, Minal Anand, GuruQ’s goal is addressing the requirement for a single, cohesive and simplified ed-tech platform providing online and offline tutoring based on global quality parameters. Designed based on insights drawn from comprehensive surveys from consumers addressing the need-gap for quality tutors, the platform has been set up with a dual functionality. It empowers the tutoring community as well as meets the objectives of students and parents. A Journalist Reveals spoke to Minal Anand and this is what she had to say of her journey with GuruQ.
What inspired you to start GuruQ?
During my college in the USA, I saw a dramatic difference in the education system there, vis-à-vis that in India — its quality, the predominant use of the digital platform and groundbreaking teaching methodologies. Although schools in India are making considerable efforts to provide quality education, yet the teacher-to-student ratio in schools today does not allow teachers to devote quality time to every student. This extra coaching (tuitions) is what makes Indian students not just the most hardworking but also the brightest in the world. My quest for doing something innovative made me delve deeper, understand the challenges and create an entity that would revolutionize home tuitions, both offline and online. GuruQ aims to do just that.
GuruQ assembles at one place the best tutors available and makes them undergo a multi-level vetting process before inducting them into its fold. Also, it became even more important to equip tutors with the latest teaching methodologies and keep them updated with international approaches in contributing to better learning. Tutors can connect with and teach students, gain recognition, manage time efficiently and increase earnings and are helped by our esteemed Academic Board, who mentors them.
How does this platform work?
GuruQ is India’s best digital platform that connects students and parents with the right tutors. We measure these five keys of excellence Learner-centric, Tech-powered, Tutor-oriented, Convenience-focused and Quality-driven which helps to expand horizons and make learning easy, efficient and effective. The core objective of the platform is to bring together the best among the tutoring community — highly qualified, richly experienced and professionally vetted & verified — on one single platform!
In three easy steps students and parents can find the right tutor. The first approach is do-it-yourself (DIY) whereby GuruQ 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’s 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.
On the other hand, tutors get different benefits like a better reach, earn more, timely payments and expanding their business. GuruQ’s certification helps them leverage their work and they can teach pan-India through online classes. From scheduling classes to managing timetable all can be done by the tutor under one roof. GuruQ’s platform offers them to participate in the blog and newsletter to gain the recognition. Moreover, the students-parents’ reviews and GuruQ Gyaan seminars are aimed to enhance their skills and help make them popular.
What is your support system?
We are proud to be guided by some of the most renowned members from the Indian Education Sector. Our collaboration has helped us not just broaden the horizons of students, provide them access to quality education and the best tutors but also guide tutors in every possible way.
Our academic board comprises senior faculty from some of the most prominent schools in Delhi.
What are your future plans regarding GuruQ?
GuruQ aims to provide the right tuitions through the right tutor, at the right time, in the right environment and to actively improve the social and economic development of our community. We look forward to collaborating with exceptional educators and endeavor to take GuruQ to new heights, together. John Dewey, the American philosopher, psychologist and education reformer, had said “Education is not a preparation for life; education is life itself” and I strongly believe that quality education is the only way to create quality lives for posterity.

Ms. Minal Anand, Founder & CEO, GURUQ
Ms. Minal Anand, Founder and CEO, GuruQ

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