eTutorWorld was founded in 2008 in Glen Arbor, Michigan, and Bangalore, India, with a mission to provide the highest quality online private tutoring in Math, Science, and English, to elementary, middle and high school students worldwide. We realized that by leveraging highly qualified yet cost effective tutors sourced from India, tutoring could be made much more affordable and convenient, without compromising on the quality of education provided to students. Our goal is to support parents and offer what each child needs to be successful as an individual, in a welcoming and supportive community.
A state-of-the-art technology platform was developed for online tutoring using web conferencing and voice over IP (VOIP) technologies; and an excellent math, science and english curriculum was designed in line with state and federal curriculum guidelines. After extensive field testing across the US, eTutorWorld launched its new online tutoring services in the US in 2009.
Over the past 12 years, eTutorWorld has helped thousands of K-12 students across the US in building strong concepts in Math, Science and English, and in achieving better grades in school and in various standardized tests like SAT, ACT, AP, SCAT, SSAT, and CogAT.
The Founders and Management Team
Our team has a collective experience of more than 100 years in education and technology. eTutorWorld was co-founded by Mukul Agrawal, Alka Agrawal and Ashima Sarkar.
Mukul Agrawal is the President and CEO of the company. Before starting eTutorWorld, Mukul was Managing Director and India Country Manager for Unisys, running a successful, fast growing, and profitable India operation with $50 million in revenues and 2400 staff, providing outsourced business services to Unisys global customers. Prior to this, Mukul held senior corporate positions in the global IT and banking industries, spending 27 years with IT companies such as Tata Consulting and Fiserv, and banks such as Citibank and Deutsche Bank. Mukul completed his Bachelor of Engineering degree from MS University of Baroda in 1979 and his MBA from IIM Calcutta in 1981. Mukul lives in Bangalore, India, along with his family.
Ashima Sarkar is the Academic Operations Director of the company. She has extensive classroom teaching experience, most recently with Delhi Public School, and she did several years of online tutoring for US school students, before starting eTutorWorld. Ashima has a MS degree in Statistics from Mumbai University and BS in Education from Gujarat University. Ashima lives in Ahmedabad, India, along with her family.
Alka Agrawal is the Human Resources Director. Alka has a BS degree in Economics from Gujarat University, she loves talking to people, making sure we hire the best staff and that they are well looked after. Alka lives in Bangalore, India, along with her family.
Marise Kumar, Customer Strategy Advisor. She has held senior global leadership positions in Marketing and Customer Strategy at Lowes, Best Buy, Whirlpool, and Colgate Palmolive. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, and now runs a boutique consulting firm, C2B Strategies.
Susan Martin, Partnership & Business Strategy Advisor. Former student-centered education advocate and 3 term NC State legislator with education policy, community engagement, and PTO leadership experience. Twelve years with IBM, MBA & BS from the University of Richmond. She lives in Nashville, TN, along with her family.
Calvin Killen, Business & Technology Advisor, former Unisys & IBM executive, Glen Arbor, Michigan
Kathleen Currence, Academic Advisor, former US public school principal, Dayton, Ohio.
Learning By Design
Learning by Design methodology is proprietary to eTutorWorld. The teaching plan is customized for each student based on the student’s needs and learning abilities. Learning by Design ensures that a student understands the fundamentals of a subject and achieves educational success.
How it Works
This innovative tutoring service uses voice and video communication, online chat, web content sharing and unique interactive whiteboard technology for live interaction between the tutor and student. Students work from the comfort and safety of their home. Students can pre-schedule the sessions up to six weeks in advance, with the same tutor for continuity, or a session can be scheduled the same day, for quick help.
All sessions are recorded and available for review by parent or student for 30 days
Comprehensive Kindergarten to Grade 12 coverage, including Prep Help for Standardized Tests like SAT, ACT, AP, SCAT, SSAT, CoGAT and various State Tests.
Math, Science, English, Coding and Space Science
24 x 7
By the hour, varies from $19 to $26 per hour, based on number of hours purchased.
All sessions are scheduled for one hour with 50-55 minutes of actual teaching. Parents purchase the required learning package based on individual student’s tutoring needs.
eTutorWorld teaching staff are qualified college graduates with teaching experience in their respective subjects, but more than teachers, they are mentors. They are carefully selected for their kind and caring approach with students.
The tutors are based in India and US, they are subject-matter experts with excellent English communication skills. They are extensively trained in US curriculum and teaching methodology, and in online tutoring.
All tutoring sessions are performed using standard home computer technology. Any personal computer (PC or Mac) may be used at home or another location of choice. In addition, a broadband internet connection and a headset with microphone are required.
Our website is hosted in the US on Liquid Web servers. It uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) 32 bit encryption technology to ensure secure communication. Industry standard web conferencing tool is used for tutoring sessions. PayPal credit card payment gateway is used for accepting secure payments.
Quality and Security
Student safety and privacy are of utmost importance. eTutorWorld abides by the Child Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). All sessions are recorded and can be reviewed by the parent or the student over the next 30 days. Every tutor’s session recordings are reviewed periodically by eTutorWorld Quality Assurance staff, for quality, training, and appropriate behavior.