MyTutorsOnline is a Delhi based startup founded by Sapna Jha.
Education without technology is like food without salt. One should mix the correct recipe to obtain perfect learning. Education must be accessible to every learner, be it from a village or from a posh city or even any location globally. This influenced me to develop and provide the world’s largest global online tutoring platform for a learner to study instantly live online anywhere, anytime irrespective of the native language, time zone and physical location globally, says Sapna.
We got an opportunity to talk with Sapna, and see what she has to say. I am sure her interview with us will inspire you.
Give a brief info about your startup?
MyTutorsOnline the world’s largest global instant online tutoring platform for a learner to study instantly live online anywhere, anytime irrespective of the native language, time zone and physical location globally.
What made you start your startup and what problem does it solve?
There are many concerns when it comes to education such as safety, economic conditions, getting best mentor at affordable fees, time, energy and much more which devalue the education system making it more corrupt. I felt that education system needs drastic revamping and this could be achieved only through providing quality education with ease of access 24/7 throughout the year.
Well, my daughter has been the catalyst for my startup. She used to ask me various inquisitive queries all the day long. I just thought one day if she could get an instant online tutor who could solve her queries 24/7.
Education without technology is like food without salt. One should mix the correct recipe to obtain perfect learning. Education must be accessible to every learner, be it from a village or from a posh city or even any location globally. This influenced me to develop and provide the world’s largest global online tutoring platform for a learner to study instantly live online anywhere, anytime irrespective of the native language, time zone and physical location globally. Instead of searching hard for the quality education nearby or far off physically, one must avail the best education instantly at one’s own home.
Tell us about yourself, your previous jobs/ventures? What were you doing before this startup?
Ans: Myself Sapna Jha, an edupreneur, passionate about education & technology, innovating each day to spread quality education. I am a post-graduate in Instrumentation & Commercial Methods of Industrial Analysis, B.Ed. I started my innovative career journey as Research Associate in the Jubilant Organosys Ltd., Noida in its Formulation Analytical Research Lab 13 years ago. I worked on Analysis of Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms Using Advanced Instrumental Methods. I was very much inclined towards education and technology and so I came across online education platforms. I worked for various reputed online education companies and gained experience into this field. Skilled in Industrial Analysis, Lecturing, Editing, Educational Technology, and Instructional Design, I have always loved to work in the area of the interface between education and digital technology.
Where is your startup based out of? Why do you think that is the best place for you?
Our startup is based at Delhi. Delhi has been the best place since Delhi is the capital of India. Exponential growth can be seen for the education segment in this area.
As a startup founder, what are you paranoid about? What keeps you awake at night?
It has been quite struggling financially as well as physically since setup. Understanding your market space, Customers’ needs and profiling, Finance and developing a user-friendly interface platform are some of the most important challenges making me paranoid about. Convincing parents about changing old traditional methods of study and making them accept the new technological way of learning is the biggest challenge that keeps me awake at night.
Who are your competitions and how are you better than them?
Our competitors are Vedantu.com, Byju’s, Brainfuse.com, Tutor.com.
We are better since at MyTutorsOnline we believe that each learner is unique and instant video live two-way interactive help is the call of the hour. That’s why we have come up with the customised Digital Learning technology. Whether you need help understanding a complex topic, difficult assignments, preparing standardized tests or is stuck up in any unsolved question, we have the expert online tutor ready to help and mentor you instantly to reach your academic goals. Our vision is to provide the world’s largest global instant online tutoring platform for a learner to study instantly live online anywhere, anytime irrespective of the native language, time zone and physical location globally.
People should opt for us for the unique features:
Instant Video Live Online Tuition
Replay Live Sessions
Highest Score Accelerator
Tutor Satisfaction Guarantee
Study in Native language
How hard is it to have a work life balance as a startup founder and how do you manage it?
Being a startup entrepreneur and a toddler’s mother is again a big personal challenge where you need to balance your time between family and your business. When it comes to overcoming these challenges, apart from all the technical knowledge and understanding what you need is a solid family backup. And I am fortunate to get that. I utilized my personal investments for keeping everything in place for the startup. I used to work late nights with my small baby in my lap to complete each work I planned. It was struggling and adventurous too to bring an organization alone to a level where things could work properly.
Have you raised funding? If yes, then we would like to know the details. If no then please tell us if you are looking to raise.
Till now it has been bootstrapped on my own. There have been no plans yet for the investor’s funding.
What’s the biggest misconception people have about you? Why do they have that? What’s the reality?
The biggest misconception people have about me is that being a single founder, I would get a failure and I would exit entrepreneurship. There feeling is based on multiple founder’s biasedness. The reality is “If you are passionately determined, nothing can stop you. Go ahead, reach for the stars.”
What gets you excited about this company?
Customer retention has been an exciting part. We started with just 1 student. Now in 2 years span of time, we have around 100 sign ups per month. Our traffic is growing day by day.
We are planning to make it available in various international languages to support learners across the globe.
Tell us how a day in your life looks like? Your schedule for a day right from the time you get up till you hit the bed at night.
Each day has been a new day with new challenges. I feel more optimistic with every new challenge since I do only that which insists me to be more alive. Well! my day starts at 6 am in the morning with making the kids ready for their school and helping husband getting ready for the office. And then I start my work for my business baby: my organization. In the afternoon, when kids come from their schools, I spend time with them for lunch. Then again, I get busy with my official work till the evening. In the evening, I use to spend time with kids in the park. At 9:30 pm, we all have our dinner together. By 10 pm in the night, when the kids fall asleep, I restart the remaining official work. Finally, by 12 am in the night, I take a sound sleep.
Tell us about your team and how did you meet each other?
My team consists of expert tutors around the world. We met through social networking media and friendly acquaintances.
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