About GuruQ

Overview

GuruQ – a one of its kind digital platform that connects tutors and students, was founded with the core objective of creating an enabling environment for quality education. Today, parents and students are usually faced with challenges of finding the right tutors, who can provide quality education, are reliable, have a good teaching background, and suit their budget. Tutors too, have their set of challenges like finding students at their preferred locations, managing erratic schedules, timely assured payments, and many more. As a result a huge gap exists.

As a unique digital platform - GuruQ connects tutors to students and parents as well as addresses the need gaps.

The core objective of GuruQ is to bring convenience and ease in the process of tutor selection for students and their parents; and in turn simplify the work life for thousands of tutors across the capital in the initial stages followed by a pan India expansion of the business model at a later date. To build a 21st century model of education and to attain this level of individualisation, we have used advanced new age methodologies and latest technologies.

CEO’s Message

Curiosity, I believe, is the key to innovation. It drives you to probe more, discover more, learn more, and subsequently create something like never before. This philosophy has always played a vital role in my life.

During my college education in USA, I saw a dramatic difference in the education system there, vis-à-vis that in India - its quality, the predominant use of digital platform and ground breaking teaching methodologies. Even back home, I witnessed a huge disparity between students who had studied abroad and those who had not. A big reason for this difference is that the educators in India are not well-equipped or well-versed in innovative teaching methods.

It all starts from school education. Although schools in India are making considerable efforts in providing quality education, the teacher to student ratio in schools today does not allow teachers to devote quality time to every student. This demand for personalized attention that today’s curriculums require is met by home tuitions. Today, almost every child has some form of tuition. Hence, it becomes even more important to equip tutors with the latest teaching methodologies and keep them updated with international approaches in contributing to better learning. I knew what I wanted to do. My quest for doing something innovative made me delve deeper, understand the challenges and create a platform that would revolutionise home schooling.

GuruQ aims to do just that. We’re one-of-a-kind digital platform where tutors can connect with and teach students, gain recognition, manage time efficiently and increase earnings. Students and parents can choose tutors on the basis of past reviews and ratings, manage timetables, and assess progress and more. Our esteemed Academic Board will help mentor tutors and provide programs for their continuous evolution. We also plan to work with various NGOs to educate underprivileged children by holding classes in remote rural areas.

We look forward to collaborating with exceptional educators, and endeavour to take GuruQ to new heights, together. John Dewey, the American philosopher, psychologist and education reformer, had said “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”, and I strongly believe that quality education is the only way to create quality lives ahead.

Minal Anand

Founder & CEO, GuruQ

Minal is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at GuruQ, a unique and integrated digital platform that promises to bring high quality standards and new age methodologies to the way education is imparted in India. A graduate in Business Administration from the School of Management at Boston University, Minal had worked at companies like Franklin Templeton, Citigroup to gain relevant experience on business planning, fund raising, enterprise design and structuring, and talent management. She returned to India to join Delhi-based HPL Additives as Manager - Corporate Development. However, the urge to do something in the field of education drove Minal to explore the ed-tech sector – one of India’s most prolific segments. She had previously taught several under privileged school students and it is this very experience that motivated her to pursue her idea.
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GuruQ Mantra

To provide a unique digital platform that aims to impart high quality education, by combining the best international business standards & practices with new age technologies and methodologies, to bring together proficient tutors and enthusiastic students.

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Academic Board

The GuruQ team is privileged to be guided by illustrious members of the Indian Education sector who have impeccable credentials and a long list of notable achievements. We rely on them to hone our vision and provide us with the valuable direction towards achieving our objectives. With their support we are confident to make pioneering advances and set an example for others to follow.

GuruQ team is also proud to collaborate with the esteemed Academic Board members to provide a quality tuition experience and create a significant impact in the learning and performance of the learners. We expect to gain a lot from their collective expertise and take significant strides in taking our students beyond education towards excellence.

Last but not the least, the GuruQ Tutor family stands to gain the most from the mentorship of the Academic Board. With frequent interactions across diverse communication media and modes, we aim to ensure that our tutors acquire and assimilate the core attributes and skills that they would require to assist their students in achieving their goals.

Our Academic Board currently comprises:

Ms. Poonam Mathur

Her career spans across four decades, teaching Economics at Modern School (Vasant Vihar, New Delhi). One of the key highlights of her career was an annual inter-school event - Economite - which was a key activiy of the Economics Club. It provided a platform for young minds to debate on various key Economic issues. She has authored a book for Oxford University Press and has been associated as a resource person with NCERT and CBSE. She is an alumnus of Delhi Univesity (BA (Hons) Economics) from Lady Shri Ram College and a Masters in Business Economics from the south campus.
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Ms. Sheetal Bahl

In a career spanning 22 years, she was an English Language Teacher at Modern School (Vasant Vihar, New Delhi) for the first 15 years. She was a Magazine Incharge for English section too. Thereafter she took on a new assignment at Shradha India as a Consultant Trainer for Grammar, Voice & Accent, Email and Technical Writing skills. She designed the course content and its supplementary material, and then taught and trained over 1500 students who comprised Call Centre Executives, Outbound Nurses and Software Engineers. Thereafter she took on a new assignment as Director at Shradha HRD where she Trained candidates for Grammar, Voice & Accent, Email and Technical Writing skills. Currently, she is engaged in a Whole School English Development Program for Vidya (NGO in Gurgaon), aiming at capacity building and enhancing listening & speaking skills and is a freelance trainer in spoken English.
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Ms. Kiran Bhatt

In her teaching career spanning across four decades, Mrs. Bhatt taught English at the Post Graduate level. Her last position was as the Head of English Department at Modern School, Vasant Vihar (1976-2012). She has been a Consultant and an Author for various reputed organizations like British Council, Macmillan Publisher, EQFI Educom and CBSE. She has also been a Master Trainer (CCE and ALS) and conducted workshops all over India, launching the communicative approach in CBSE schools. She has multiple publications that accredit her with the content creation and syllabus design, and has also been instrumental in creating the text books for classes 9 to 12. She has been the recipient of the Charles Wallace Scholarship and is also an international British Council awardee of Diploma in TESOL Edinburgh 2000.Currently, she is engaged in a Whole School English Development Program for Vidya (NGO in Gurgaon), aiming at capacity building and enhancing listening & speaking skills.
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