WONK: Helping Students, One Tutor At A Time


Since ages, the process of finding the right tutor for a student has been unscientific and adhoc. Given the massive size of student population in the country, lack of personal attention in schools and cut-throat competition the demand for private tutoring services in India has been growing at over 35% annually and a crying need for technological disruption in this field has been felt for long. According to a 2013 study by ASSOCHAM, about 87 per cent of primary school children and up to 95 per cent of high school students received private tutoring in metro cities.


WONK (Mirror of the word ‘KNOW’) means a person who is an expert in his field of study (Wonker), the first of its kind initiative in India and a mobile-first platform allows students and parents to sort, filter and book verified tutors for physical coaching based on their requirements. The app allows parents to book classes not only for academic needs but also for pursuing extra-curricular activities and hobbies and interests. Tutors too can sign up for free to offer tuition classes through this unique platform. The key USPs of WONK include access to booking verified tutors whose academic details and professional experience are visible to all members, complete transparency on fees being charged, Money Back Guarantee on all tuition bookings and Tutor Swap facility.


Since its inception in February 2016, WONK is moving fast with over 8,000+ downloads with a rating of 4+ on PlayStore. The platform has registered over 25,000+ members and 15,000+ tutors from across the country. WONK has received over 2,200+ class bookings from Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Ludhiana, Agra, Lucknow, and  Chandigarh to name a few.


WONK’s mission is to break all the unnecessary barriers in the physical coaching industry and help students and parents to search for tutors in their locality, as per their requirement and within their budget. The app is easy to use with a 3-step process to book a tutor. Payments can be made seamlessly through PayTm wallet with easy EMI facility available for the first time in this industry. It also provides varied options of home and personal tuition, group tuition and mock test series as well. WONK is a reliable app with verified tutor profiles replete with photographs, location, reviews and ratings submitted by genuine students and parents.

“New technology is common, new thinking is rare” said Sir Peter Blake. Following the same thought, WONK’s mission is to reinvent the physical coaching industry by making it more convenient for parents and students to search for tutors.

WONK is available to download for free from Google Play store. To know more, visit www.myedge.in or download the app WONK here – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wonk&hl=en

 Vidhu Goyal

About the founder:

Vidhu Goyal is the Founder and Partner of ProAce Edu Ventures LLP, a first ever student-tutor aggregator platform in India. An entrepreneur by choice and a firm believer in Educational Technology, she launched one of the largest social learning platform with Virtual Library and a Virtual Classroom facility called MyEdge.in. An MBA from IMT Ghaziabad, Vidhu has an experience of over nine years in the Strategy domain prior to her entrepreneurial venture with MyEdge.in.

About Shakthi

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