The tution industry in India, is a highly unorganized market which has been in full bloom since years and it is not going to loose its userbase any time soon. Step out and you can find tutions in every other street from class Kindergarten till competitive exams like UPSC and GATE. Having said that, inspite of the numerous tutors available out there, it is a difficult task to decide on which tutor to select.
But where there is a problem, there is a startup! An MBA from IMT Ghaziabad, Vidhu Goyal came up with WONK– first ever student-tutor aggregator platform in India. Vidhu has been engaged for close to a decade in the Strategy domain prior to her entrepreneurial venture with MyEdge.in. She has worked on nation-wide projects and carries a deep understanding of ground level customer behaviour and preferences. Her engagements included alliances with leading FMCG and consumer durable brands like Nestle and VLCC; developing and running PGPIM, an insurance specialized course with leading institutions like IGNOU, NMIMS, IMT, SIBM. She has also co-authored the book – ‘Growth Leadership’ during her stint at Max Life Insurance.
Vidhu believes that WONK will create a seamless process of finding the right mentors by using categorical filters provided in the app. She tells Knowstartup.com:
“WONK, means a person who is an expert in his field of study (Wonker), was launched to formalize and streamline the process of connecting parents and students to tutors. This dedicated mobile application empowers students and parents to sort, filter and book verified tutors based on their requirements.”
In the time to come, Vidhu intends to continue adding new features to WONK, to facilitate and create value co-creation in the educational environment and launch of India’s first Tutor Concierge Service through the app. This is not the only venture that Vidhu established, she is also the Co-Founder and Partner of ProAce Edu Ventures LLP, a first ever student-tutor aggregator platform in India. As an educational entrepreneur, she also launched one of the largest social learning platforms- MyEdge.in with a Virtual Library and a Virtual Classroom facility.
Based out of New Delhi in 2016, this mobile-first platform allows users to sort, filter and book verified tutors for physical coaching based on their requirements. The app allows parents to book classes not only for academic needs but also for pursuing extra-curricular activities and hobbies and interests. Tutors too can sign up for free to offer tuition classes through this unique platform.
WONK’s mission is to break all the unnecessary barriers in the physical coaching industry and help students and parents to search for tutors in their locality, as per their requirement and within their budget. The app is easy to use with a 3-step process to book a tutor. Payments can be made seamlessly through PayTm wallet with easy EMI facility available for the first time in this industry. It also provides varied options of home and personal tuition, group tuition and mock test series as well. WONK is a reliable app with verified tutor profiles replete with photographs, location, reviews and ratings submitted by genuine students and parents.
“The key USPs of WONK include access to booking verified tutors whose academic details and professional experience are visible to all members, complete transparency on fees being charged, Money Back Guarantee on all tuition bookings and Tutor Swap facility.”
Since its inception in February 2016, WONK is moving fast with over 8,000+ downloads with a rating of 4+ on PlayStore. The platform has registered over 25,000+ members and 15,000+ tutors from across the country. WONK has received over 2,200+ class bookings from Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Ludhiana, Agra, Lucknow, and Chandigarh to name a few. Moving forward WONK intends to expand its services to Jaipur, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Baroda, Kota and Cochin.