FAQ | EdisonX Academy


What is TeachEdison?

We're an “Education Technology” company working on a mission to solve quality education crisis. We work with various stakeholders in the knowledge ecosystem to make online learning – Equitable, credible and impactful.

What is the reason behind the name “TeachEdison” and how are you different?

We all know Thomas Alva Edison for his famous invention - Light Bulb. But, what many of us might not know is his short school life. He was tagged as "addled" and dropped out of school. But, his mother who believed in his potential taught him at home. Much of his Education came from self-learning and the rest is history!

We believe that every student is unique, their potential can be unleashed (like Edison) by understanding their learning needs and then connecting him/her with right mentors. The current educational system is not useful in solving this problem as there is no one-size-fits-all approach to learning. We understand that learning is tough but it can certainly be made interesting, and that is why we are here to support you at every step of the learning process by connecting you with right mentors and moderators who understand you. We have an incredible network of students, mentors. Join us!

Are courses offered only in English?

Most of TeachEdison's courses are held in English. However, for few courses vernacular subtitles will be made available for video lectures. For 1-on-1 Mentoring, you can choose your preferred communication language from the languages listed for a particular mentor.

How can my company, training institute, or university use TeachEdison?

TeachEdison provides a holistic solution to offer professional development opportunities for your clients. Send us an email at enquiries@teachedison.com.

Courses & Workshops

What is a EdisonX Academy course like?

A EdisonX Academy course is an online program with the support of a mentor/ moderator and student community. SMEs from reputed universities design your Curriculum, and it is a blend of video lectures, readings, references, assignments and assessments.

You can leverage the discussion forums to ask questions, share knowledge and can also contribute to questions library.

During the course, we also provide you with sync up sessions with the mentor. You can use this session to get your doubts answered.

If you need personalised instructor assistance over and beyond the course, you can always leverage our 1-on-1 mentoring to pick a brain and get expert assistance on demand.

How do I enrol in a course?

Enrolling is simple. First, Register with EdisonX Academy and then pick the course of your interest from the list. You can register interest for a course if it is yet to begin or enrol in a course once it is opened for enrolment.

How much does a course cost?

Most of the courses are free unless stated otherwise.

What are the prerequisites to enrol in a course?

Prerequisites will be mentioned in the course description page.

What kind of support do I receive in a course?

You’ll have a biweekly sync up sessions with mentor/ course moderator which you can use to clarify your doubts. You can also collaborate with your peers by participating in the discussion forums associated with that course.

How do I get answers to questions I have related to the curriculum?

Fantastic question! There are few places to get your questions answered,
1.) Your biweekly mentor sync up session.
2.) You can also leverage the online community through forum discussions.

How do you develop the curriculum?

Our philosophy is activity-based learning. The best way to learn is to get your hands dirty and practice! We worked tirelessly with experts, who work in the field every day, to develop your curriculum and pull the best resources out there. You will have a number of assessments throughout the course which will help you to test your skills. Assignments are designed to be tough, so don’t worry if you got struck. Leverage sync up sessions with mentor and discussion forums to find your way to excellence. The certificate you earn is an excellent portfolio piece to show off to your friends, colleagues and your potential employers.

When I complete a course, do I get a certificate?

Of course! You'll receive a Certificate of Completion once you have completed the course. You will also get a detailed performance report on request.

Do you offer job placements?

We don’t have formal job placements yet. However, you can leverage our 1-on-1 mentoring to get guidance from a personal expert mentor, who is a professional in the field. You can network with these experts and ask them about career advice and opportunities. You can learn about the industry, what different roles are like, and more.

Overall, our goal is to help you develop the skills you need and build your portfolio for relevant opportunities. Usually, we recommend that you take the free courses to get your basics right and leverage expert assistance through 1-on-1 mentoring and workshops to hone your skills.

I would like to talk to someone about the workshop. Who can I talk to?

Awesome! We are always willing to answer any questions you may have before enrolling in our workshop. Just shoot us an email at workshops@teachedison.com, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.


Who are EdisonX Academy’s mentors?

Your mentor is a professional in the field, and we only work with the best! Our mentors come from diverse backgrounds with a rich knowledge in the course topic. What do we look for in our mentors?

  • A minimum experience of 3 years
  • Subject matter expertise and a passion for teaching
  • Excellent communication skills

Want to become a Mentor? Apply here.

How do we match you with a mentor?

We put a lot of thought into matching you with the best mentor. How do we do it?

  • We pick your ideal mentor based on the skills you want to develop most.
  • We make sure that you and mentor have overlapping availability. The more flexibility, the better.

How will the bi-weekly sync up calls with my mentor like?

During the course, you'll have a bi-weekly video call with your expert mentor. You can clarify your doubts related to the course.

You can also get expert guidance beyond courses by using our 1-on-1 mentoring program.

Can I contact my mentor outside of our weekly call?

Outside of your weekly calls with your mentor, you can contact him via discussion forums.

What type of career support can I receive from my mentor?

In the past, mentors have provided career support in the form of career guidance, interview prep/mock interviews, resume preparation, and skill fine-tuning.

Office hours

What are office hours?

Our Office Hours are a live sync up calls held online, led by a EdisonX Academy mentor. In these bi-weekly sessions, you'll collaborate with other students to learn, discuss, and ask questions pertaining to the course.

Online Community

What is the purpose of discussion forums?

Discussion forum is an exclusive online community to get your questions answered and network with our mentors, students. What happens in the online community? This is the place to:

  • Get your questions answered
  • Build your professional network

How do I get access to the online community?

You will get automatic access to the discussion forums once you enrol in the course

What should I post in the online community?

The online community is a great place to post questions or ideas about: The Curriculum, Course assignmens (Don’t share the answers!), Helpful resources for other students.


I want to enrol in the course. How do payments work?

Most of the courses are free. However, the paid courses will be clearly stated in the course description page. You will be redirected to the payment gateway upon enrolment.

What is your cancellation and refund policy?

Please refer to the terms and conditions at the time of making a payment.

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept all major credit/debit cards, net banking and payment wallets.

How do I know if I’ve successfully enrolled?

You will be able to access the course content upon enrolment.

Is financial aid available?

Most of the courses are free. You are only required to pay for 1-on-1 mentoring sessions and workshop sessions with a subject matter expert.

Pricing Refunds

If I cancel my enrolment, will I get the refund?

You need to refer to the terms and conditions at the point of purchasing a course, booking a 1-on-1 mentoring session, workshops.

For any assistance in refund, write an email to support@teachedison.com.

1-on-1 Mentoring

How does EdisonX Academy's One-One Mentoring work?

EdisonX Academy's One-One mentoring is a moderated marketplace of experts across domains.

Choose from the list of Mentors in a particular domain for learning need of yours. Book a session from the available mentor's timeslots.

What can I request Mentor to teach?

It’s of your choice. You can make your custom requirement as long as it is not different from mentor's skill set.

How can I make the best use of 1-on-1 mentoring sessions and workshops?

You can leverage 1-on-1 mentoring sessions and workshops to,

  • Gain depth in your domain – Fine tune your expertise.
  • Hands-on approach to solving complex problems.
  • Get help with your job hunt strategy.
  • Attend Mock interviews.
  • Get mentorship to understand complex concepts.
  • Leverage mentor’s experience in choosing the right technology / tools for solving a given problem.
  • Get help in overcoming bottle necks in live projects.
  • Networking.

How much does this time cost to me?

Varies from mentor to mentor, depending on factors like skill level and experience.

What topics are covered?

We have mentors covering areas of Technology and DataScience. Most of the mentors are working professionals in Industry.

Can I get listed as a mentor?

If you have subject matter expertise and passion to teach , we have a platform to make it happen. Click here, to register and become a mentor.

How does the Moneyback Guarantee work?

Your Satisfaction is utmost important to us. In case, mentor failed to deliver what is expected from the session, we ensure your money is returned to you after evaluation from the review committee.

How do I set up my session environment?

You need to downloaded Zoom Client, which is the software you need to use for communicating with mentors. You can download it from here.

Can I cancel the session?

Yes, you can cancel appointment 30 mins before the scheduled time. However, cancellation charges apply.

Technology Requirements

To participate in our Learning Ecosystem, please make sure your computer/Mobile device meets the following minimum requirements. Certain programs may have additional specifications. Please view the respective page for those circumstances.

Which browser should I use?

An up-to-date version of Chrome, Firefox or Safari is strongly recommended.
We also support Internet Explorer 9 and above including Microsoft edge.
At this time, all the features are not supported on mobile browsers, but you can still manage to access vital features.

What should my internet connection speed look like?

Download: 2+ Mbps recommended; minimum 1 Mbps.
Upload: 0.5 Mbps.

Is there any specific Operating System required?

PC: Windows XP or higher with latest updates installed (note: Internet Explorer 8 is not supported).
Mac: OS X 10.6 or higher with latest updates installed.
Linux: Any recent distribution that has the supported browsers installed.

Do you have a Mobile App?

Currently, we haven't released our mobile app, but you can expect it anytime sooner.

What video streaming sites do you use?

Ability to watch YouTube videos is required for now, but we are working with other vendors to cater alternate video streaming servers as well. If YouTube is blocked on your network, please contact your IT support or internet provider. If you do not use the HTML5 player or if you are using Internet Explorer, you will require Adobe Flash Player Version 11.0 or above.
You can find YouTube’s system requirements here.

Do I require webcam & microphone?

Highly recommended for participating in 1-on-1 tutoring and other webcasts programs. At least a decent microphone is essential.
Recommended Webcam Resolution: 640×480 or higher.
Headsets are not allowed for the proctored exams.

Do I need a Google Account?

Highly recommended. Required for certain webcasts and participating in exit surveys.
If you already have a Gmail or YouTube account, that same login can be used to access all of Google’s features.
You can Sign up for a new Google account here.


How do I cancel my account?

Write an email to support@teachedison.com. We will take care of the rest.

Can I interact with others who are a part of the course, workshops?

Yes, you can interact with others who are in your batch through discussion forums associated with a particular course, workshop.

Become a Mentor

Can I become a EdisonX Academy’s Mentor?

If you have an expertise to share and passion to teach you are eligible to be join us to teach.

Anybody irrespective of their background can teach, and we have particular positions for every passionate soul. We are envisioned to create incredible mentors and connect them with the every learner in the world. They undergo meticulous training to use compelling storytelling, visualisation, technology and, of course, use their expertise to demonstrate concepts efficiently and illustrate them. Their passion for teaching and knowledge in their corresponding topic makes them the best tutor.

How do I get started with EdisonX Academy's Mentor Network Program?

Once you fill the below form, a designated representative works with you to understand your interests and eligibility.

Some want to expand their horizons, and others want to expand their opportunities. Our purpose is to make quality education available for everyone.

How do I get paid for teaching with TeachEdison?

Compensation is based on the chosen engagement model: Courses, Workshops and 1-on-1 Mentoring.

We’ve created a flexible and transparent approach that helps different mentors to select a engagement model that best fits their needs.

How long does it take to create a course?

It depends on various factors, but we have established a framework to ensure that one can create quality courses in a short time.

Our pedagogy team will work with you to set reasonable timelines for your course, Our media team will co-ordinate with you to start producing the content in the desired form.

What assistance I get from EdisonX Academy to create industry-best course(s)?

You’ll work with different teams starting from pedagogy to structure your course, creative media to help you produce contents and the marketing team to promote your brand.

Our pedagogy team will work with you to set realistic timelines for your course, and our media team will co-ordinate with you to start producing the content in the desired form. Courses are obviously of varying lengths, and different mentors can commit different amounts of time each week, so we have a predefined set of process and tools to help you get started in no time.

What other ways can I teach other than courses?

We do offer workshops which are incredibly focused on industry application and 1 -on- 1 mentoring for learners who need personalised mentorship.

Workshops are live online boot camps that are focussed towards industry application. 1-1 mentoring doesn't require any upfront effort once you fill your profile. You need to review the learner requirement that comes to you and then accept/reject the request based on assessment of your ability to solve the learner's knowledge need.

Questions not answered here? Visit our contact us page.