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TutorVista January 4, 2007

Posted by Vijay in Business, Innovation, Internet, Trends.

Call Centers are passe. Everyone wants to “Move up the Value Chain”. So while others are still talking about it, companies like TutorVista have already done it. They are leveraging the knowledge base available in India and combining it with process efficiencies to address a very important problem. The lack of teachers.

Tutorvista offers remote coaching and is currently focussed on the US market. Its only a matter of time before the trend catches up in the rest of the world. Founded by K.Ganesh who founded Customer Asset (acquired by ICICI Onesource), they are all set to rewrite the rules of the tutoring business. If you are interested in teaching, maybe you should talk to them.



1. Veena Shivanna - January 4, 2007

Intersting. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I didn’t inside the link.. ! The name TutorVista talks more. Let me check it later.
Teaching is an Art. Good that people are recognising, Ravi belegere told today morning in the radio show that he dislikes BPO because its grabbing everybody towards it. No teachers are avaliable to schools/colleges .
Medical tutors/professors are getting paid more than a IT profession now in Govt colleges, they never dreamt they would do this.
Scarcity can bump up every expertise anyday, we need to patiently wait. anniutte nange 🙂

2. Vijay - January 4, 2007

Sadly true.. but the harsh reality is that schools and colleges have not kept pace with the cost of living… teachers are forced to take up other moonlighting activities such as private tuitions etc in order to augment their income.
Private schools charge hefty fees, but then still pay their teachers government stipulated salaries… not fair

3. Veena Shivanna - January 4, 2007

May be Tutor Vista CEO have explored this loophole(is this very harsh word?)
Still check with teachers, they are more satisfied with what they are paid .. Atleast I know plenty of them like that.
Younger generations(includes me) are slipping on the edge. ashTe. sad ella beDa biDi.

4. praneshachar - January 5, 2007

teacher if they are getting govt scales they are lucky most of them are not even paid that. scales of UGC for college staff are really good and if that institution is aided/govt they will get pension also. even I have seen govt teacher getting a good pension. yes they are making money in tutions that is huge and mostly tax free as these people can not delcare at all. Of course institution like BASE or one mr. Sashtry”s in mahalaskhmi layout they are registered and are paying all taxes they are few most of othere I am sure are/cannot delcare as for govt. teachers taking tutions is banned.
no doubt teaching is an art everyone can not teach. but today teaching profession is chosen for livilihood so with reservations etc., all types of people enter the profession. you feel very bad if you look at the level of teaching their knowledge of some of them.
god only should save future children of India this if with refernce to common man and not the eilite or from cities who will have plenty of options in admissions only you must have sufficient Vitamin M

5. Vijay - January 5, 2007

Praneshachar: I agree with you on the quality of teaching…it has a lot to be desired..

6. Veena Shivanna - January 5, 2007

you seem to agree to one guy atleast.. I am so impressed with praneshachar…! 🙂

7. praneshachar - January 6, 2007

first thanks for your words
there is one more thing i.e. sometimes we can differ but with due respect each other we can agree to disagree so that debate continues on other issues if you get parted with people the the link is missed. even now I am not able to see mohan in sanjay’s blog what a great loss to that blog
according to me we must have our own views and in general it should not be thrusted on anyone except in cases where it is essential.
vijay your posts are too good I love reading and may be I am getting addicted to this.

8. Vijay - January 6, 2007

Veena: As Praneshachar says.. you can agree to disagree.. and still be friends… I love it when people have different views than mine…

Praneshachar: Thanks for your encouragement..

9. Gururaj.P. - January 21, 2007

Learning is a continuous process we need to learn culture as well as Education System of other countries and the new methods of teaching so we can implement in our education system i hope this is the right place to learn and explore even our own culture. Indian Teachers are hard working, intelligent & more respected in the world since past. What i have seen as a educator now a days both in Private & Govt. Schools for a fresher salary starts from less than 5K. Global company like this are paying well……..
I hope we need to think over it????? Teachers are Social Engineers…even they should be paid & respected well…

I agree to the point that in near future there will be a scarcity for teachers in both urban and rural places..

No more unemployment in the country… lots of opportunity to all….
So, give more importance to Indian Culture as well as English language along with the technology to all Teachers and Students.
Let us join our hands to make this nation as a developed country…

10. Vijay - January 22, 2007

Gururaj: Very interesting perspectives.. I remember looking at teachers in awe… with respect and admiration when we were in school… My father even today talks about his professors at Maharajas College in Mysore with a lot of admiration and respect… teachers were looked on as supermen… unfortunately that is not the case anymore… we need to get back to that.. the best way to do that is attract the right talent by paying them well..

11. praneshachar - January 22, 2007

It is very important right people come for right job. Teaching is an art everbody can not perform in the same way knowledge acquiring and knowldege distribution or dissemnation are totally different.
today the standard of teaching and relationship between teacher and taught are lot to be disired in many cases. teacher and taught
going to party’s and indulging in all sorts of activities has brought down the respect for teachers.
On the ohter day our director was giving a talk to merit award students ( our employees children) in the award distribution function.
he emphasised knowldege are two way one is intelluectal knowledge which you learn in your college/university other one in value based knlowledge which should cover your morals character etc.,
It was a very nice talk and I liked it much
we need teacher who can not only teach their curriculam but also teh importance of tradition culture values in life etc., that is the need of the hour. Hope these things will happen in the days ahead and future generations are benefitted and our traditions are kept high and culture respected. In a way various people like Sri Ravishankar
Sri Sukhabodannda and many more are doing this

12. Veena Shivanna - January 22, 2007

I am sorry if I was rude. I thought I was just differing…. There was a smiley at the end too.. enri vijay neevella seniors nammanna heega rag maadodu 🙂

Gururaj seem to have valid points. Lets do something on this one.
Me taking up teachers job after I retire, I already do that now on saturdays for 2 hours.
Guru, its an inspiring note.

13. Vijay - January 22, 2007

Veena: You seem to have made a start in the right direction by dedicating time on weekends…

14. Murali Partha - January 22, 2007

What do you mean by – “enri vijay neevella seniors nammanna heega rag maadodu”? Do you mean to say Vijay is very old? That’s very mean 😉

15. Veena Shivanna - January 22, 2007

Murali, I know the intention behind. Do you want a same comment from me ? Let me meet you first before making any such statement, seniors or super seniors gottilvalla 🙂
Hmm….! BTW, Vijay reminds me our sunny, the gavaskar .. nodlikke….. alva ?

16. Vijay - January 22, 2007

Veena: I am taller than Sunny (I think).. Veena Murali is much older than me.. close to 53.. but he looks like 33 😉

17. Gururaj.P. - January 22, 2007

Can i know you people are from which place and location….?

18. Vijay - January 22, 2007

Most of us are based in Bangalore…

19. Veena Shivanna - January 23, 2007

I had a super man’s imaginative picture for our Murali Partha, now I need to gray his hairs there 🙂
Guru seems to come from an educational career background. Probably If I start a school then I will appoint each one of you as my teachers(of course paying high salaries), Vijay for teaching Moral science. I know he is not good at any other subjects 🙂

20. Gururaj.P. - January 24, 2007

Veena iam eagerly waiting to work in your school by the way what name you are going to give veena, vijay and others please go through our college website http://www.act.edu.in.

21. Veena Shivanna - January 24, 2007

Yes, I went through the website already. You are working in a total corporate level college, very nice idea whoseever the brain child is 🙂
It has all the biggies around, first I thought you were the Gururaj K who is the chairman for the institution there & later realised you teach there after I looked through the academcian list.
School Name will be an evolutionary, let me think through.. its not anyway near than atleast 1.5 to 2 decades.
First let me be a teacher at home 🙂

Vijay & Murali are the seniors(super?) here, so we can check out for any advices for the startups!!

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