Voice of EA – Akshay Singhal

Akshay Singhal
July 10, 2023

How did your journey begin with Chegg? What propelled you to join Chegg?

I started my journey as an Expert Answerer in January 2020. I belong to the city of Roorkee in Uttarakhand. In my city, we have limited job opportunities. Moreover, I don’t have a financially stable background. So, while looking for teaching opportunities, I came across Chegg through some of my friends. 

I found the company trustworthy and credible, and the company has also given me an opportunity to help students across the globe. Teaching provides gratification, and Chegg has motivated me to work in that direction. Moreover, I have always received the payment on time without fail.

Tell us something about your education.

I did my Bachelor of Science from DAV PG College, Roorkee. Further, I did a master’s in sciences in Mathematics from NIT Jalandhar. Ever since then, I have been working for Chegg and solving questions on the Q&A board.

How has Chegg helped you in your overall growth?

Chegg has played a tremendous role in my growth, especially during the COVID days in 2020. When most people in India were losing jobs, I was lucky to have been associated with Chegg. I used the money that I earned through Chegg to support my parents financially. We have been able to renovate our house using that money. Chegg has also boosted my learning through the questions that I have answered on Chegg Study. It not only acts as a refresher but also helps in concept clearing.  

Tell us about your strategy while solving questions.

The only strategy that I adopt while solving questions is to focus on quality. My aim is to do questions accurately and find the correct answer rather than doing more questions with compromised quality. I believe that if I can deliver quality in my solutions, I would automatically be able to scale this up and increase the number of questions that I solve.

What else do you enjoy doing, apart from solving on the Chegg Q&A board?

Well talking about the things that I love. I love traveling to new places. Recently, I went on a trip to Dehradun and Rishikesh with my family. The things that I loved the most about these places are the scenic view and fresh air.  I also love to teach underprivileged children. Apart from all this, I also love playing games like cricket and football.

How much time do you spend answering questions on the Chegg Q&A board? Do you set targets for solving a particular number of questions in a day?

While solving questions quality is my top concern. For me, quality takes precedence over quantity. I tend to solve only those questions that I am completely confident and on which I have complete knowledge. I would prefer solving fewer questions with top-notch quality than solving more questions and compromising on the quality front. I normally spend 4 to 5 hours and majorly focus on delivering a solution that will help a student.

Have you ever introduced anyone to Chegg?

I have introduced Chegg to my college friends. Most of them, close to 15 friends, are also part of Chegg and enjoy solving questions on the Chegg Q&A board as Expert Answerers. This has helped my friends in expanding their knowledge along with earning some side income. 

If given a chance to become a full-time employee, would you like to join Chegg? If yes, in which profile?

Absolutely, I would love to join Chegg as a full-time employee if given an opportunity. I would want to join as a Subject matter expert and take on more challenges. I want to experience the great culture at Chegg. 

Seeing your love for Chegg, it’s time to share your best Chegg Moment!

As far as I can recall, it was in 2021 that I got a comment from one of the students about my handwriting. He praised my handwriting and the quality of my solution to the extent that he asked me whether I could solve more questions for him. He wanted to get all his questions answered by me. Now these practices were against Chegg guidelines, therefore, I advised him to upload questions only through the website. Nevertheless, it was a proud moment for me that gave me a lot of confidence.