Interview: Minal Anand, Founder & CEO of GuruQ

Minal Anand

Interview with Minal Anand, Woman Entrepreneur, Founder & CEO of GuruQ

Minal Anand is an accomplished entrepreneur and the Founder & CEO of GuruQ, an innovative online platform that connects students with tutors.

With a strong passion for education and a desire to make learning accessible and convenient for students, Minal Anand has made significant contributions to the field of education technology.

Under Minal Anand’s leadership, GuruQ has rapidly grown and gained recognition in the education sector.

The platform has successfully transformed the way students access academic support, providing them with a flexible and personalized learning experience.

GuruQ’s innovative approach has made education more inclusive by catering to diverse learning needs and enabling students to learn at their own pace.

As the Founder & CEO of GuruQ, Minal Anand continues to drive the company’s growth and expansion, constantly exploring new avenues to enhance the learning experience for students.

Through her visionary leadership and unwavering passion, she is reshaping the education sector and empowering students to reach their full potential.

What motivated the founding of GuruQ, and how does it aim to address the concerns of parents and students regarding education?

Minal Anand: The digital age has transformed nearly every aspect of human life, and education is no exception. The traditional brick-and-mortar classrooms are no more the only place for acquiring knowledge.

Instead, the emergence of online education platforms have opened up new possibilities, making education accessible to people from all walks of life.

“Getting the perfect tutor has become challenging for parents and students in today’s world. In the absence of one, parents and students have to settle for a tutor available in the neighbourhood or travel across the city and have to compromise on quality and budget.

Thus arose the need for GuruQ, India’s best tutoring platform. My vision for organising the tuition industry fuelled me to create an entity that would revolutionise tuitions, both offline and online.

Through this platform, I intend to give students the power to make decisions when it comes to tutors”, says Ms. Minal Anand, the CEO of GuruQ.

Could you explain the features and functionality of the GuruQ digital platform and tutor dashboard? How does it simplify the tutors’ lives and enhance their teaching experience?

Minal Anand: Here are some features and the benefits that our platform provides to address the concerns of parents and students regarding education:

  1. Largest Community of Online and Home Tutors: Our focus is to make learning convenient and hence, we bring together India’s best tutors on a single platform that provides a combination of online tutors and home tutors. Students can select the mode of education as per their comfort and preference.
  2. Dedicated Tutors: On GuruQ, students can study at their own pace, place and time and score good grades. Our tutors provide one-on-one classes so that the focus is completely on the student. Students can learn whatever they want and customize their classes with their tutors.
  3. Tutors in Your Budget: 100% customised classes are provided on this platform which means that students and parents can select tutors as per their budget, learning need and schedule.
  4. Personal Q-board: Students and parents can manage the tutors, tuition classes from here and rebook classes easily. Also, parents can keep a regular check of their child’s learning progress on this personalised dashboard provided to them.
  5. Certified Tutors: Parents and students can select from 35,000+ GuruQ-certified tutors who undergo a five-step verification process before being on boarded. Our tutors are highly experienced and are subject matter experts in their respective fields.

Our platform offers a host of benefits for tutors as well by creating opportunities to reach more audience, enhance teaching techniques and achieve a better work-life balance.

Here are some of the advantages that GuruQ offers to tutors and how we help in transforming the tutoring experience.

  1. Flexibility of Teaching Hours: Tutors do not have to restrict themselves with a specific schedule. They can simply add their available time slots and dates to help students and parents book the classes as per availability.
  2. Access to 3,00,000+ Students: GuruQ tutors have access to more than 3,00,000 students which helps them to expand their business. This increases the tutor’s potential income but also exposes them to diverse cultures and perspectives, enriching their teaching experience.
  3. Assured and Timely Payments: Tutors do not have to worry about their payments anymore. With GuruQ, they get assured and timely payments. Moreover, they do not have to struggle with continuous payment follow-ups and rather focus more on teaching.
  4. Set Your Own Price Per Hour: Select your own price per hour and get queries accordingly. Tutors on our platform get enquiries from students and parents as per their set budget.
  5. Access to Innovative Teaching Tools: Tutors can utilise interactive whiteboards, video conferencing and screen sharing to deliver engaging and dynamic lessons. Additionally, we provide access to educational materials, practice quizzes and multimedia content, enhancing the overall learning experience for both tutors and students.

What is GuruQ’s vision and future goals as an aggregator of tutors and tuition services in India? How does it aim to maintain the highest quality, standards, reliability, and safety for learners?

Minal Anand: The vision and goal of Ms. Anand is to create an inclusive and technology-driven learning environment in India through this platform.

By harnessing the power of digital connectivity, GuruQ aims to ensure quality education and best tutoring services accessible to students of all backgrounds across the nation.

With an emphasis on personalised learning, the platform seeks to nurture individual talents, foster critical thinking and equip learners with the skills necessary to excel in a rapidly evolving world.

With the popularity of these platforms growing, maintaining the highest quality, standards, reliability and safety for learners is of paramount importance.

In order to maintain these standards, GuruQ follows various steps that include data privacy, background check of tutors and on boarding of educational institutes, personalised Q-board for tutors and students to manage their information and transparency in our policies.

Explain your new institute model.

Minal Anand: The institute model is an approach to on board various institutes and coaching centres on a single platform.

Students can have the option to select from different institutes available in their specific areas and vice-versa.

The institutes will be able to connect with more than 3,00,000 students from our platform. Here are some benefits that institutes can avail once on boarded on our platform:

  • Increase your institute’s income by 10X
  • Reach a larger pool of students
  • Fill the batches faster
  • Hire top GuruQ tutors for your institutes
  • No unnecessary payment follow-ups with students
  • Save time and money on the admission process
  • Immediate lead generation and brand recognition of the institute
  • Online and offline marketing collaterals available
  • Get listed alongside top institutes and coaching centres of India
  • Personalised Q-board to manage batches, faculty and students

GuruQ has provided the accessibility, flexibility and diverse learning formats to unlock new opportunities for personal growth, professional development and lifelong learning.

As technology continues to advance, we expect our platform to play an increasingly integral role in shaping the future of education and fostering the student community with more knowledge.

Moreover, we would conclude by saying that our platform offers unprecedented access to diverse educational resources, enabling learners of all ages and backgrounds to acquire new skills, enhance their knowledge, and shape their intellectual journey. Visit the GuruQ platform and learn about other advantages and benefits that our platform offers.

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