Never miss a story

Get subscribed to our newsletter

With the onset of technology, education sector has witnessed a growth in online-tutoring portals. Pixabay
  • Technology is proving to be a disruptive influence on education today.
  • With technology as a key driver, Indian education industry has witnessed a rise in E-based learning portals.
  • Online-tutoring is transitioning the Indian academic diaspora.

– By Soha Kala

July 24, 2017: Technology is everywhere and online tutoring from your smartphones and laptops using a computer-generated application and internet connectivity is the new cool for teenagers.

At a time when the world is moving towards personalized services, the education sector is not far behind. If you ask your parents, or if you are a parent yourself, you might have apprehensions about studying on a computer device. However, for today’s children, who are exposed to technology from an early age, technology-assisted learning makes for a booming industry.

Recent times have witnessed a surge in various online tutoring startups that enable an enhanced way of learning and delivering private coaching right at your doorstep using technology as a key driver.


  • A chance to connect with educators in meaningful and efficient ways from anywhere in the world
  • Access to one-on-one learning in real time helps produce high levels of academic achievement
  • The amount of content and reference material on these portals is enormous

Online tutoring is both, interactive and fun. Pixabay

These computer-generated applications host lessons on mobile devices and also provide students with comprehensive reference resources and recorded lessons. This gives the student a chance to watch again, or meet with a tutor even when he is not in physical proximity; so long he has an internet connection.

If the current trend persists, this might be the end of in-home tutoring and the beginning of an academic revolution.

Wish to find a tutor within a few clicks? We give you a round-up of some successfully established tutoring apps,

  • UrbanPro

Formerly known to many as ThinkVidya, UrbanPro is one of India’s largest online destinations to connect with tutors, trainers, and coaching centers. With a strong consumer base of about 7 lakh in Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, and the National Capital Region, the app brings together more than 3 lakh professionals to connect and interact with.

Tutors can create detailed profiles on the application to interact and connect with students. The portal also helps parents find the best schools in their vicinity, receive admission alerts, and get in touch with ‘School experts’. Students can also get customized worksheets which make for a highly interactive experience.


With a guarantee of improved grades, is an online, on-demand coaching service that lets students connect with an educator for one-on-one assistance with subjects like science, social studies, math, and English. The students can also save and review their tutoring sessions, which gives this application an edge over all its competitors. Apart from this, it grants access to a wide variety of educational resources that can be availed as per one’s preferences or requirements.

More and more students are now opting to consult online tutors. Pixabay

  • TutorIndia

An application designed for the convenience of both, tutors and students alike, TutorIndia helps you connect with local teachers and/or seek online private tutoring. It hosts detailed profiles of tutors, who can then either apply directly to jobs posted by students or can be contacted by the students themselves.

Apart from this, the application provides a host of specialized services that include helping with assignments and offering expertise in both, primary subjects like English, Math, and Chemistry and advanced streams like Biotechnology, Programming, and Business to name a few.

The application does not charge any commission or fee for contacting teachers, which makes it a hit among consumers.

  • Genext Students

This application lives up to its name; it is developed for the students of the next generation.

India’s first hybrid tutoring model, the application provides students with a wide array of academic support material, videos, and online notes with NCERT solutions, tests and sample papers for ICSE, CBSE, and various State Boards. Students can access a few chapters of every subject for free, after which they are required to submit a nominal subscription fee. The application also offers a variety of tests for the student to undertake, to identify strong and weak areas in every subject, analyze performance, and track academic progress.

With an elaborate database of study material, Genext Students makes for an ideal learning app for after-school study and revision.

– by Soha Kala for NewsGram. Twitter @SohaKala

NewsGram is a Chicago-based non-profit media organization. We depend upon support from our readers to maintain our objective reporting. Show your support by Donating to NewsGram. Donations to NewsGram are tax-exempt.
Click here-


Photo by Wikimedia Commons

One of the bookshop at Daryaganj, Chandni Chowk, Delhi.

The history of Daryaganj goes back to the era of Mughal dynasty, and so its history is as old as the old city of Shahjahanabad, now Chandni Chowk. Interestingly, this market was known as Faiz Bazaar in the Mughal era and was considered as an important commercial place.

In fact, at that time this area was very posh, and had beautiful houses on both sides of a stream from a hauz (meaning, water storage tank) flowing down the centre. Not only this, trees were lined up for shade and it looked like a marvellous garden had been turned into a market.

Keep Reading Show less
Photo by Ehimetalor Akhere Unuabona on Unsplash

Numerous young people carry on involving themselves with social media without even bothering to consider its effect on them.

Social media is an umbrella term that encompasses all apps, websites, and blogs that allow people from all over the world to interact through the internet. Anyone who wishes to use any social media platform must first sign up and then sign in to view content and communicate with other members of that social media platform. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, LinkedIn, and Snapchat are commonly used social media platforms. Social media, like all technological advancements, has both advantages and disadvantages.

Social media has become an essential aspect of life for many youths in today's society. Numerous young people carry on involving themselves with social media without even bothering to consider its effect on them. The consequences may be both good and bad at times. When it comes to the negative impact of social media on teenagers, the majority of the time, they are unfavourable if the activity is not linked with a commercial or professional objective.

Keep Reading Show less
Photo by Elena Mozhvilo on Unsplash

The following five budget-friendly ways shared by Niraj Johri, founder & CEO at Casa Decor, help you decorate your home in a manner that makes it unforgettable.

During festivals like Diwali, one shouldn't only pay pay attention to dressing up, shopping and meeting family members; an integral part of festivities includes cleaning and decorating our homes, neighbourhood and spreading joy. But while anybody can clean their homes, designing new spaces can be a tad bit cumbersome. With a restricted budget and high-priced decor products in the market, everyone is always looking out for new ideas that are both cost-effective and can transform your home to welcome Maa Laxmi and the New Year. Don't worry though, the following five budget-friendly ways shared by Niraj Johri, founder & CEO at Casa Decor, help you decorate your home in a manner that makes it unforgettable.

Adding metal accents
Adding brass, silver, or copper accessories in the tiny little spaces inside your home can elevate its overall design aesthetics. Metals are the epitome of elegance and luxury -- they can be moulded to lend an eccentric and dynamic fusion of colours. Due to their unpredictable nature, artisans can find numerous ways in which they can help accentuate every corner in your home.

Folded into intricate forms with beautiful solid colours, metals are an undeniably fascinating material to use in home decor. In fact, they are known for their polished and refined looks that bring together edgy, contemporary, and Victorian styles to the forefront. Such designs can usually be found in handcrafted decor pieces such as metal trays that are perfect centrepieces on wooden tables.

brown leather pouch beside white and black floral textile Adding brass, silver, or copper accessories in the tiny little spaces inside your home can elevate its overall design aesthetics. | Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

Keep reading... Show less