The COVID 19 pandemic has forced states to close schools that affected millions of students, creating a huge demand for online learning. Lido Learning, a fast-growing ed tech startup in the country, has hired more than 500 online tutors to ensure uninterrupted study for students. Lido Learning is one of the few start-ups to hire a team at the times of crisis. It raised $3 million (Series B), doubled its existing investors and adding Picus Capital and Paytm president Madhur Deora.
Founder and CEO Sahil Sheth of the new ed tech startup, Lido, said: “One thing was clear to us – we need to respond to students in India whose studies have been interrupted by COVID-19. It is time for us to ensure time- and framework-based lockdown, and we are growing and expanding as we expect our team to continue to grow in the coming months to keep pace with the tremendous demand for online learning. Lido is currently at full throttle, hiring tutors to meet the needs of our growing new customer base, and hiring senior engineers to drive innovation on the platform.
Lido’s selection, training and evaluation programs are entirely virtual. Teachers are trained in online pedagogy, familiarized with technology and trained to adapt to online learning strategies and build a community of teachers, “Sahil says. We believe that online tutoring is the future and Lido is the perfect platform for it.
Teachers leave training excited and full of energy to teach online and go with a community of teachers to support them on the journey.
Lido strives to become a global leader in the development of strong products and technologies, with an emphasis on education as a core part of its business model.
To support the new students, Lido has hired more than 100 online tutors in recent weeks and plans to add another 500 in April.
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