UrbanPro has launched a platform for educators across India to offer online demos, find students and run classes online using a platform called UrbanPro Live.
Online PR News – 10-April-2020 – Bengaluru, India – Across the world, COVID-19 has impacted educational systems causing schools and universities to close down. According to an estimate, over 421 million learners have been affected due to school closures, as on 03 April 2020. UNESCO has reported that over 180 countries have implemented nationwide lockdowns impacting about 97% of the world’s student population. It has also recommended the use of online learning platforms for bringing students and teachers together enabling uninterrupted learning.
In India, with the lock-down limitations currently in place, several tutors, trainers and coaching Institutes across the country have seen their business getting disrupted in a big way. Realizing the problems being faced by both learners and educators across India, UrbanPro, an ed-tech startup based out of Bangalore has launched a dedicated platform called UrbanPro Live. The UrbanPro Live Platform, which provides Live Interactive classes along with student, batch and content management, is now available for all educators in India. Educators in India can now earn a living while working from home.
To start teaching online, all an educator has to do is to register with UrbanPro.com as a Tutor or an Institute and create a Course on UrbanPro Live platform. The company is offering full support and guidance through webinars and 1-1 sessions to anybody who is completely new to the world of online teaching. The educators can bring their own students to the platform or respond to enquiries on UrbanPro and convert them as students for their Live courses.
The company has made the UrbanPro Live platform available to all its registered educators free of any charges. It has already seen the adoption of the platform scale up 300% in the last two weeks while it was running a beta-version available only to a limited number of users.
Madhavi Vatsavayi from Hyderabad, one of the Tutors who joined UrbanPro Live, says “During this lockdown Urbanpro Live has given me the tools like the whiteboard that I can use to explain concepts in detail”. Another tutor, Dipankar Choudhury from Bangalore has reported a 20x return on his investment with UrbanPro’s premium subscription plans.
The students who attended classes on UrbanPro Live and their parents have also expressed their happiness with the entire experience of being able to find highly experienced educators on UrbanPro Live. Ramya, who enrolled her daughter in an online Storytelling class, says “My daughter is 7 yrs of age and I was not sure if my child would be able to manage things online at this age but to be honest, she enjoyed the class. Anney, the storyteller, was very good at engaging every child in the class. She also gave good ideas to children to make up their own stories. She gave equal attention to all the students and the batch was not more than 5 students. Nicely engaged during the lockdown. Thanks”
Pavithra, another parent who enrolled her daughter for one of the classes on UrbanPro Live, says that her daughter “enjoyed the class and had fun with her batchmates across India. The platform made her more creative and enhanced her imaginative power. She's looking forward to doing more of these classes. During this COVID scenario, these classes helped us to engage her in some co-curricular activities.”
Rakesh Kalra, founder & CEO of UrbanPro.com, while talking about this launch said: “The demand for online learning has grown by almost 300% on UrbanPro.com in the last 2 weeks, ever since the lockdown began. However, we realized that a lot of educators were finding it difficult to adapt to the online mode of teaching. Our team, in a very short span of time, has put together a platform to help any educator based out of anywhere in India to set up a course on UrbanPro Live and take the classes from the safety and comfort of their homes. In order to help skilled educators continue to earn from home, we have decided to keep UrbanPro Live free for educators until 30th April.”
For more information, visit https://www.urbanpro.com.
UrbanPro.com is India's largest network of most trusted educators and coaching institutes. Over 45 lakh students, so far, have posted their learning requirements across 1,000+ categories such as IT Courses, Languages, Hobby Classes, Class 1 to 12 Tuitions, College Tuitions, Test Preparation for Exams such as IIT JEE, Medical, UPSC etc. Using UrbanPro.com, parents, and students can compare multiple Tutors and Institutes and choose the one that best suits their requirements. More than 6.5 lakh verified Tutors and Institutes are helping millions of students every day and growing their tutoring business on UrbanPro.com.