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LearnMor - On a mission to make it easy for you to find home tutors!

Are you interested to learn something that you are unable to learn in school? Are you looking for someone who could teach you as per your timing and budget constraints and in your place? Find your answers here...
LearnMor is an on-demand service for home tutoring. The company is on a mission to make it really easy for students and parents to find home tutors. The founders of the company, Tarun Mor and Ekta Bansal Mor have a vision to bring freedom to the process of learning so that you can learn and teach on your own terms.

In May 2014, LearnMor started as an idea during Tarun’s conversation with a tutor in Melbourne, Australia. This particular tutor Amanda had a lot of problem finding students whom she could teach to. On the other hand, Tarun had always wanted to learn how to play a guitar but, he could never find tutors who could teach him at his location and in his budget. That was the moment of epiphany for Tarun! He realized that there is an opportunity to build a platform that focuses on ‘connecting’ students and tutors so that it is easy for students to find tutors and vice-a-versa.
Tarun could not resist sharing the idea with his wife Ekta. On that day, they discussed the idea until 4am and decided to further explore the opportunity. Upon initial research they found that India is the biggest market for private tutoring which is worth $23 billion. Globally, this market is expected to grow to over $100 billion by 2018. In order to test the waters, Tarun and Ekta validated some of their initial assumptions by speaking to parents and tutors in India. They quickly found a really good developer from Chandigarh, who built a website as a minimum viable product for them.

Within two months of getting the idea Tarun and Ekta flew from Melbourne back to their home town Hyderabad to work full time on LearnMor.

What they found with the current players was that there were a lot of tutor listing services in the Indian market but, none of them were really successful in building student to tutor connections. In some cases, parents had to call about 50 tutors before anyone could be available to teach in their location and in their budget.

LearnMor, on the other hand, has a unique matching algorithm which allows parents and students to see only 5 to 7 filtered tutor applications, with their background and experience. Parents and students can view tutors’ previous ratings and reviews; they can ask tutor further screening questions and request for demo classes before hiring them. LearnMor, on its platform, provides all the smarts to ensure the tutor hiring process is seamless.
The first version of was launched in January, 2015. In less than 6 months they have over 1300 tutors on-boarded, with some successful student to tutor connections, with little or no marketing efforts.

Tarun says that this is only a start! He believes that great teachers make great human beings. He claims, “In future whenever you think of a teacher, you will think LearnMor.” The company wants to grow 10 times bigger in the next 6 months, and in 2 years become the biggest platform in the home tutoring space.

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