2020 has started on a very rough note. The COVID-19 pandemic has turned everything upside down. People cannot go out of their houses, share markets are crashing, industrial productivity is going down and health workers are facing acute shortages of protective equipment; in short, mayhem has been unleashed. In India more than 20 crore jobs are at risk, if the situation doesn’t improve in the next few months.
BluWebMedia has come up with a unique solution, in this period of gloom and anxiety. The Kolkata based IT firm has ventured into the Edtech space and has launched MyFavTutor, a portal that is going to connect millions of students with tutors. Yes, at a time when people are scared of losing their livelihoods, here is one website which is looking to ameliorate this situation.
What is BluWebMedia all about?
BluWebMedia is a technology firm, providing services in web development as well as mobile app and digital marketing solutions for clients across the world. Its digital marketing experts, market research and strategic management teams, along with web developers, make a formidable force in the new age digital space. Apart from these solutions, BWM India has recently launched a new online teaching platform, which marks its foray into the learning space. The platform, MyFavTutor, is making online learning simpler to achieve in India.
The idea of MyFavTutor
The concept of online tuition is not new. It has been explored time and again by learning portals since the advent of video tutorial software. So what is it that makes this portal unique in its approach? Its idea of inclusiveness and accessibility. Sounds philosophical? Let us deep dive to understand why this organization is different in its approach. Well, to begin with, the website assists students in finding their ideal tutors anywhere in India. In India, where education is still a privilege for many, MyFavTutor is looking to bridge that divide and make learning more accessible and affordable.
“Affordable” is an important word here. Why do we say so? Let’s look at some data then. In a survey by NSO (National Statistical Organization) for the year 2017-18, it showed that 67% of Indian workers earn less than INR 1,20,000 per year. They cannot afford to send their kids to any non governmental school because their income will be equivalent to the monthly fees of most reputed schools. Only 5-10% of students in India go on to become graduates. This shows the disparity that exists.
This is precisely why MyFavTutor has made registration absolutely free for students. They can register without paying a penny. The portal covers various subjects, professional and vocational courses, and other training modules. Providing this vast number of courses means that no one is left out. Why restrict to academic disciplines? The point is, if you are a Yoga teacher, you have the same chance of connecting to a student as a physics or math tutor would have.
MyFavTutor: Its relevance during the COVID-19 pandemic
The expansion of the Indian education system has made private tuition an inevitable part of the learning process. Students and parents worry constantly about how to find a tutor online. Collectively they do not want to lose out to the competition. This story is going to end, once and for all with MyFavTutor’s tutor directory, which covers every single subject, board and state in India. This means that a student sitting at any corner in India, will be notified of tutor availability once he/she registers himself/herself in the website. The same goes for tutors.
Tutors need to pay a nominal fee at the beginning of the year when registering themselves. Then they can focus on building a robust network. They are free to choose their area, subject and mode of teaching. After signing and completing your documentation you keep receiving references throughout the year. The advantage of this portal is that it is not charging any commission on tutor’s fees. Rather, it’s looking to reward you with an incentive whenever you bring your friends to the site. Well, what are we talking about?
This is also another reason why this website is unique in terms of offerings. Well, the reseller program is an opportunity for you to invite your teacher friends to the portal. If they register by completing all our formalities, then you will get a commission. This is an additional income source that you can avail of if you have good connections. So, as a learning portal, the organization is serious about bringing the maximum number of trainers under its ambit, who can then refer friends and earn money.
Is the change long term?
The brainchild of BluWebMedia is here to challenge the status quo and prove industry pundits wrong. The old concept that online tuition is only for a limited few is going to change permanently. People losing their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic can get back to life once again, through teaching. You are free to choose your days, timing, subjects, fees, mode of teaching and all without anybody breathing down your neck. That’s quite a welcome change for corporate professionals. Isn’t it?
As the demand for online tutor’s is skyrocketing, our website will help satisfy these needs. As the usage of Smartphones continues to increase, even students below the economic threshold can get their lessons without burning a hole in their pockets. Online learning will eliminate the segregation that physical classrooms have always created. As the Coronavirus scare, rips apart even developed countries, India needs to fight back and find a way to survive. We are providing part of that need.
“Hope is the only thing stronger than fear”- MyFavTutor believes in that too. We encourage ordinary people to dream big and bring hope to their otherwise stressful lives. This is not just another tutor portal seeking money for registrations, but a platform where dreams convert to reality. So during this period of lockdown in India, enroll yourself in our portal and connect with students quickly.
Use Skype or Whatsapp or any other app that you are comfortable with, and teach those who need you. Online teaching is here to stay and is more reliable than ever. MyFavTutor’s a place where problems are solved, every single day and that’s our goal. Making a difference in the lives of people feels great.
Stay strong in these difficult times.