Dig­i­tal­i­sa­tion and New- Age Moms

How she hires good tu­tors to­day?

Woman's Era - - Short Story -

Tech­nol­ogy, es­pe­cially dig­i­tal, has a sig­nif­i­cant role to play in our lives to­day. It is present in every­thing we do. In fact it has made the world a small place. The good thing is that in to­day’s in­ter­net-of-things era, there is al­ways an app, a gad­get or a por­tal avail­able to help one browse, scru­ti­nise, se­lect and make in­formed choices about prod­ucts or ser­vices. Dig­i­tal tech­nol­ogy has rev­o­lu­tionised ev­ery in­dus­try at large. With the in­te­gra­tion of new tech­nolo­gies in tra­di­tional teach­ing, even the ed­u­ca­tion in­dus­try is mak­ing a par­a­digm shift. From real to vir­tual class­rooms, books to on­line mod­ules, coach­ing classes to on­line tu­itions; new tech­nolo­gies has made the tran­si­tion pos­si­ble to the next level.

With stu­dents al­ready ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the ben­e­fits of the dig­i­tal world at schools and col­leges, it is get­ting in­creas­ingly im­por­tant for par­ents to pro­vide the same back home too. Hence, rid­ing the dig­i­tal wave to­day is the only op­tion one has. Most moth­ers to­day have al­ready turned to the dig­i­tal world. From shop­ping, bank­ing, re­serv­ing movie tick­ets to even book­ing a do­mes­tic help, they do every­thing on­line. And now mak­ing in­formed choices about their chil­dren’s ed­u­ca­tion too!

When it comes to choos­ing a tu­tor, moms to­day seem to know ex­actly what they are look­ing for. But get­ting the right one al­ways seems like a big chal­lenge. They are left with no choice but to hire some­one in the neigh­bor­hood or rely on word of mouth. Re­cent sur­veys in­di­cate that moth­ers to­day not only re­quire tu­tors to ed­u­cate their chil­dren and get bet­ter grades but also re­quire con­stant as­sur­ance about their se­cu­rity as well.

This is where the power of tech­nol­ogy comes into play. We see a lot of mil­len­nial moth­ers turn­ing to in­ter­net plat­forms like Gu­ruq, to hire suit­able tu­tors for their chil­dren. Gu­ruq is the only Edtech plat­form in In­dia that con­nects par­ents with the right tu­tors, af­ter manda­tory back­ground ver­i­fi­ca­tion. It pri­mar­ily fo­cuses on as­pects like qual­ity and safety among other things.

In fact, the 5-step ver­i­fi­ca­tion process which Gu­ruq uses for on­board­ing tu­tors in­volves a thor­ough back­ground check of ba­sic and ad­vanced de­tails of the tu­tor, fol­lowed by a pro­fi­ciency test as well an in­ter­view. They can even sug­gest their ex­ist­ing tu­tors regis­ter with Gu­ruq for fur­ther as­sur­ance. Ad­di­tion­ally, the feed­back and rat­ing mech­a­nism helps to mon­i­tor the progress of stu­dents and their tu­tors. The goal, how­ever, is to cre­ate a co­he­sive re­la­tion­ship be­tween the stu­dent and tu­tor. Moth­ers will have the free­dom to choose with­out the has­sle of vet­ting them on their own.

Ac­cord­ing to Mi­nal Anand, Founder-ceo of Gu­ruq and an en­ter­pris­ing fi­nance ma­jor from Bos­ton Univer­sity, “Gu­ruq as a dig­i­tal plat­form is an en­deavor to fill the need gap that ex­ists in the tu­tor­ing in­dus­try. Ev­ery mother to­day knows that per­son­alised at­ten­tion at home tu­itions (ex­tra school­ing) is the need of the hour but don’t know who to turn to for help when look­ing for the right tu­tor. Gu­ruq is that com­mon plat­form that helps them to con­nect with In­dia’s largest tu­tor com­mu­nity and choose from only the best across classes, sub­jects, boards, bud­gets, pop­u­lar­ity, etc.”

The above model as­sures the ‘right’ hire ev­ery time. Par­ents and stu­dents will have ac­cess to Gu­ruq cer­ti­fied tu­tors for var­i­ous lev­els of learning. The plat­form thus en­ables tu­tor trial, se­lec­tion, and re­view. On­line recorded ses­sions are avail­able for eval­u­a­tion and the user-based rat­ing sys­tem pro­vides a bench­mark to make an in­formed de­ci­sion. Ad­di­tion­ally, Gu­ruq has al­ready em­pan­elled aca­demi­cians from re­puted in­sti­tutes as its Ad­vi­sory Board mem­bers who will also help men­tor tu­tors. The se­cu­rity as­pect of hir­ing the tu­tor is now as easy as do­ing your gro­cery on­line. Every­thing is avail­able at Gu­ruq at a click of a but­ton. We

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