Technology: Now, you can hire a tutor from your smartphone
Also, carry all your notes and study material with Genextstudents.com
Thanks to the innovative education industry, students now have much help at hand as soon as they zero in on what they need to better their scores in exams. Over the last three years, Genextstudents.com, a paid education platform, is offering this service to students across India.
Started by two London School of Economics graduates, Ali Asgar Kagzi and Asad Daud, the platform has been at the centre of various promotional campaigns, offering study material on mobile phone, both in Hindi and English.
ECBSE: Access and download education material released by CBSE from Class 1 to 12, along with supplementary study materials, from the portal Ecbse.nic.in. A standalone app (we’re unsure, if official) is available on Android.
The platform recently added a new feature, Tutor Connect, to help parents and students locate the best tutors in the vicinity and connect with them. “We have a network of over 400 tutors offering coaching for SSC Board of Maharashtra, CBSE and ICSE Boards in Mumbai,” says Kagzi.
The service is available as a website as well as an app on Android devices. The idea came to the duo while studying at LSE. “There, we had access to a variety of online and offline tools — right from lecture notes to videos and more. We realised how they made learning easier. And that’s when we decided to try something similar at K-12 level in India,” he adds.
However, Genextstu-dents.com is more than an online tutorial for various subjects. The platform also relies on analytics to help students win over their weaknesses. Besides, it offers structured tools to improve their grasp on various topics across subjects.
But why add home tutors to the platform, we ask. “In the last three years, since our inception in February 2013, we realised that you need some sort of physical intervention to make studying possible — either to clear doubts or to keep an eye on the progress — and that’s why, we are offering home tutors that parents can hire for their children,” says Kagzi.
The platform currently offers educational tools and materials for CBSE, ICSE, UP State Board and Rajasthan State Board, and will be adding support for Maharashtra State Board by end of June.
Also try the following e-resources
EPathshala: The Android app by NCERT offers all NCERT textbooks from Class 1 to 12, e-resources and other supplementary books. The service is available for free as a website on Epathshala.nic.in and as an app on Android, Windows and iOS devices. You can download most of the content here for free.