Pune, October, 2016: In India, there are around 250 million K12 students out of which 70 million take private coaching. Statistics show that there exists a gap of 2 million teachers. HelloClass, an Ed-Tech start-up founded by Prakash Rengarajan and Bhaskar Raju Konduru, aims to solve the problem of accessibility to quality teachers especially in the semi-urban and rural areas of the country. With HelloClass Online Tutoring over the mobile app, students from any corner of India can get help instantly from expert tutors round the clock.
Maharashtra-based students Kanthakand Shriyashare two such students who have benefited using HelloClass Online Tutoring. Home tutoring and even tutoring, in general, can get very expensive. Students in the interior regions of India face additional difficulties when it comes to gaining access to quality teachers.
Backed by a strong tutor team that undergoes a stringent screening process, HelloClass which goes by the mantra ‘Let’s teach. Let’s learn. Let’s help everybody bring out their true potential!’ has proven to be beneficial for many such students.
Prakash Rengarajan and Bhaskar Raju Konduru, Co-Founders HelloClass said, “We believe that education should be accessible to each and every child. They should be able to get connected to teachers at any time of the day and be able to ask any questions without hesitation and receive answers to their queries. Hence we came up with the concept of HelloClass, a service that provides online tutoring through a mobile app that connects students to expert tutors at the click of a button. HelloClass is also beneficial for teachers for it gives them the freedom to follow their passion for teaching anytime and anywhere basis their convenience.”
The HelloClass founders feel that this was an ideal time for them to enter into the online education industry with the number of smartphone users in India estimated to reach 204.1 million in 2016 and the presence of 2G Connectivity pan India. The fact that 55% of Internet consumption is expected to take place in rural and semi-urban India by 2020 strengthens their vision all the more.
Sharing his experience of the HelloClass app, Shriyash, an 11th grader student from Hutching’s School Pune, Maharashtra said, “My Father is the Director of a Management Institute and my mother is a yoga teacher. When I told them about the HelloClass app they were pleasantly surprised to learn that a service like this was available for students. I personally find the HelloClass app to be very useful as it can be accessed from any where at anytime of the day. By simply logging on, I can get all my queries answered by experts from across the country from the comfort of my home. I have been using this app to clear my doubts in subjects like mathematics and physics. The app also offers free study material and a Q&A bank for future reference. The tutors are generous enough to respond to the questions within a minute. I will continue using this app for all my academic doubts.”
Another student Kanthak, a 10th grade student, from Godavari school in Jalgaon, Maharashtra said, “I got to know about HelloClass App from Facebook and thought of giving it a try. When I downloaded it, I had no idea of how it worked and how useful it was. To my surprise, I found it extremely handy and easy to use. Now even my sister uses it. What I like the most about the app is that it allows me to go back and view my previous sessions. You can just take a picture of the particular question/problem and upload it on the app and the queries are answered by experts almost instantly.”
Through HelloClass, students can connect with an online tutor in a matter of seconds. Their pool of subject experts is vast and growing. With about 400 online tutors tested for all boards in their database, students can be assured of getting their queries answered in the best manner. Students also have access to a curated library of solutions for questions asked by other students in the past.
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