I am Sudha Rani Ganti. I was introduced to Chegg by one of the Expert Answerers in May 2014. He is a neighbor of my parents. When I told that I was searching for teaching jobs, he introduced me to this fascinating role of an Expert Answerer (EA) at Chegg. I soon applied for the job and got selected. Initially, I worked on Textbook Solutions and later I started to answer questions on the Chegg Question & Answer (Q&A) Board. Answering live questions on the Chegg Q&A board calls for guts, because they are challenging.
I hold a Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry. I taught chemistry for FIITJEE and IIT- JEE aspirants at many coaching centers. I gained a wealth of knowledge from basic level to higher level Chemistry while working on my Ph.D. There is nothing worse than wasting away such a wealth of knowledge. Chegg has laid a platform that allows me to impart my knowledge to students, who are desperate to learn the subject. I get to answer questions related to my expertise like the questions on NMR spectroscopy, IR Spectroscopy, CNMR, and I am extremely thankful to Chegg.
Working in a coaching center is very tiresome. One should teach for 10 to 12 hours a day. I am over 50 now, and I want to keep myself away from physical strain. With Chegg, I can work from home with less strain and get decently paid.
Students across the globe follow unique styles of representing chemical structures/patterns. If I go by my traditional style, students may get confused. Initially, it took time for me to understand the difference. However, I quickly got adapted to their styles.
Yes, working from home is an excellent opportunity for people like me, who have other obligations. If I have some priority task to attend, I pause answering for a while. As soon as I finish my work, I resume. Thus, I balance my personal life and professional life. Moreover, I can work at my own pace and set my own goals. As there is no one to boss over me, it is a peaceful job (smiles). The more I work, the more I earn. I find a lot of time to spend with family members and relatives.
I have a good collection of chemistry books at home and I use them for reference during answering on the Chegg Q&A Board. I also have a lot of soft copies of textbooks for my assistance.
Spectroscopy questions are quite challenging. Every time I receive a question related to spectroscopy, it is a feast for my brain. Once I solved a tough question, and gave a lot of detail to explain the methodology to the student. I received a very good feedback from the student for the answer. I was excited and shared my happiness with my husband.