After quitting Housing.com, Advitiya Sharma, who was one of the co-founder of the company, is now back into the game with his new venture – Genius Micro Schools.
Genius is an education startup which leverages technology to make it a ‘learning’ experience for students, and to create a new breed of teachers, which he terms as ‘entrepreneur teachers’.
The founding team of Genius includes Advitiya Sharma, along with four others who he said cannot be named right now as they are still in the process of quitting their companies.
The startup will offer neighbourhood tutors content and software that adapt to each child’s learning abilities. It plans to reach 800 teachers and 8,000 students in five metros in the coming six months.
While the company is targeting schoolchildren from kindergarten to Class VIII, it is launching with Classes III-V, and will offer lesson plans in Mathematics, Science and English.
Genius Micro Schools is an after-school project similar to a student enrolling for tuition classes or opting for private tuitions at home. The fee structure is currently being worked out and it will differ according to the locality.
Commenting about the startup, Advitiya Sharma said,
I am very passionate about what I take up. I realised that parents and students are largely unhappy with the kind of education they receive in schools and the option is to go for private tuitions, where they have to pay huge fees too. The middle path would be have tuition classes that are like a school with fewer students, and have the technology to help both student and teacher.