1. Digital teaching solutions: Now, get your private tutor online

Digital teaching solutions: Now, get your private tutor online

For hundreds of years, India practised the Gurukul system of education where we had a tutor teaching the pupils in Gurukul.

By: | Updated: June 8, 2015 1:52 PM
Enter SPOCs, or the Small Private Online Courses. SPOCs are basically a smaller form of MOOCs accessed online.

Schools are increasingly adopting digital teaching solutions to engage with a generation of students with the help of PlayStations and iPads

For hundreds of years, India practised the Gurukul system of education where we had a tutor teaching the pupils in Gurukul. Slowly we moved on to the traditional method of “chalk-and-talk” and now comes the digital method of learning. Schools are increasingly adopting digital teaching solutions to engage with a generation of students with the help of PlayStations and iPads.

Indian education market is estimated to be worth R5.9 trillion. The current size of private coaching in India is about $23.7 billion and is likely to touch $40 billion by 2015, says Assocham. With nearly half the population of India below the age of 25 years and increasing penetration of Internet and mobile devices in this demographic, the growth of online education in India is undeniable.

Sensing a market opportunity, Eduwizards, a firm that specialises in online education, providing online testing and online tutoring solutions worldwide since 2006, is trying to make inroads into the Indian education market. “More and more parents are willing to pay different prices and better prices for an excellent tutor and the tutors also want to charge more if they are better,” said Ashish Sirohi, founder of Eduwizards.

The idea of having a tutor all by yourself shall make a student feel confident. In India, the formal education system is not enough to provide all required academic support to every child. Lately, private tutoring has evolved as a driving force which has overcome school inadequacies to a great extent. In other words we can say that tutoring especially private works as a shadow of the formal educational system. It goes hand in hand with school level education, and holds great value in its own way.

In education, tutoring is more important because it is a skill more important than driving. “In fact, this is a market place model we are running where you search by your subject, you see all the tutors, their profiles and education qualifications and the ratings.

Reviews can only be given to the system by a student’s parent who has taken a session with the tutor,” Sirohi said.

At Eduwizards, students can find affordable tutors available round the clock for instant/immediate help for popular subjects. Eduwizards also gives students the option to view their favourite tutor’s working hours and always work with the same tutor. The simple reasoning is that in the brick-and-mortar world, this is the model that works—have the same tutor who fully knows the student’s level, strength, and weaknesses. To help a student find the tutor that suits him/her best, the company offers free trial sessions with different tutors.

Eduwizards has started its operations in Delhi from April for both home and online. “We are giving parents and students in India the opportunity to choose the tutor online along with the payment details and after that they can choose if they want home or online tutoring. This is the market based model we are doing and we keep a 15-20% commission from the tutor. It is 20% in the beginning and as the tutor does more hours we get it down to 15% and the advantage of going through us, he informed.

Eduwizards started with only 3-4 employees in US in 2007 and only for online. In India, the company has a bigger staff and has started doing both home and online tutoring. Over the years, the company has 12,000 tutors who have signed up from India.

Education marketplaces of various types have sprung up all over the world. However, on the Internet there are no country barriers and the world is the marketplace. In an era where private tuition is almost becoming compulsory, Eduwizards believes its online tutoring can really help in delivering productive results in terms of student’s grades and performance in exams.

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    Arjun Reddy
    Jul 12, 2017 at 2:30 pm
    Students can learn their subjects at anytime, anywhere with the help of online tutoring.I came across so many online tutoring companies and in that Brainnr an online tutoring company is the one which I can advise to the students to avail their services which are effective and engaging. Visit their by clicking on the link: s: brainnr / They also had a Brainnr app which includes quizzes related to CBSE, IGCSE AND ICSE boards of 9th and 10th class, it really helps students to revise their subjects easily. Brainnr App link: s: play.google /store/apps/details?id com.brainnr.knockout hl en
    1. J
      Apr 21, 2016 at 12:58 am
      Online tutoring is such a lifesaver, especially when I'm cramming for an exam. I’ve found that () is a great resource for instant online tutoring. I’ve been using them for most of the semester and it’s really been helpful.
      1. T
        Apr 4, 2016 at 8:00 am
        Online Tutoring is set to grow with rapid evolution of Digital Learning technologies. Personalized and adaptive learning through online learning definitely makes the learning experience more engaging. Khan academy has been making a lot of push into the Indian market, there are other players like Digitalkl who claim to have provide real time, online tuition which as good as face to face learning experience. Steep fall in broadband prices would further facilitate adoption of online tuition.
        1. T
          Apr 3, 2016 at 8:24 pm
          Evolution of digital technologies is facilitating the transition from physical tuition to online tuition, and this would be the future of learning. Emergent of new players like Digitalkl and the intensified focus of Global Foundations such as Khan Academy would help increase awareness and accelerate the adoption curve.
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            Naveen Gupta
            Jun 12, 2015 at 11:51 am
            Digital teaching is the future in Education Sector very much similar to Solar Energy being the future in Energy Sector.
            1. V
              Jul 18, 2017 at 6:03 pm
              Well said, It helps the children to learn at their convenience and also parents will monitor them in a way what the children are learning.Now a days several quiz apps also available for children to revise the things what they learnt, I came across an App called Brainnr - Revision app which provides several quizzes based on the students curriculum. Brainnr App link : s: play.google /store/apps/details?id com.brainnr.knockout hl en
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