Launched in February 2016, WONK (Mirror of the word ‘KNOW’) is a first of its kind mobile-first tutor discovery platform. According to a 2013 study by ASSOCHAM, about 87 percent of primary school children and up to 95 percent of high school students received private tutoring in metro cities. Understanding the need gap between parents, students and tutors, WONK was developed as a modern day technology to break all the unnecessary barriers in the physical tutoring space and to facilitate the search for students and parents to book a tutor.
WONK empowers parents to book classes not only for academic needs but also for pursuing extra-curricular activities, hobbies and interests as well. Tutors too can sign up for free to engage in paid tuition classes through this unique platform. Some of the main USPs of WONK includes booking verified tutors whose academic details and professional experience are visible to all members, complete transparency on fees charged, Money Back Guarantee across all tuition bookings and a unique Tutor Swap facility.
On understanding the need to develop a service that solves a real life problem through technology rather than creating a product first and then trying to fit it into an artificial problem, Vidhu Goyal, Co-Founder, WONK highlighted “Being a parent, I completely understand the challenges any other parent would face in finding a credible tutor for their child. Since we want the best for our children, especially in academics and extracurricular activities, this is our way to empower and convene the entire process for every parent and student with a tool, to get access to the best possible tutor in the vicinity at a time and budget suiting them.”
Since its inception, WONK is moving fast with over 8,000+ downloads with a rating of 4+ on Play-Store. The platform has registered over 25,000+ members and 15,000+ tutors from across the country. It has received over 2,200+ class bookings from Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Ludhiana, Agra, Lucknow and Chandigarh to name a few.
Moving forward WONK intends to expand its services to Jaipur, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Baroda, Kota and Cochin. WONK is available to download for free from Google Play store.