Private tuition marketplace Tutora has announced the launch of Online Classroom.
Supporting a network of over 20,000 tutors nationwide, Online Classroom ranks tutors based on factors such as quality and trust, saving parents time and hassle when it comes to finding the best tutor for their child, as the school year gets underway.
A recent study by the Sutton Trust has revealed that one in three children in the UK receive some form of tutoring. The sprawling tuition industry has remained relatively unchanged for many years, with an over-reliance on word-of mouth referrals, local agencies and directory-style listing sites. This latest move from the Sheffield based startup accelerates their progress in seeking to ‘uberise’ the market and, therefore, allowing parents a more informed choice in seeking help for their children.
Scott Woodley, co-founder and a former primary school teacher, said: “It’s so important that parents who are seeking to invest in supporting their children are able to find the very best tutors. Our new Online Classroom means that we can now help those in more rural areas, students with additional needs, or higher level learners find the most appropriate tutors for them, irrespective of where they live.”
The Online Classroom will provide tutors with everything they need to deliver high-quality lessons, including an interactive whiteboard for drawing and annotations, alongside content sharing features to provide collaborative learning resources and notes. Tutors can resultantly teach students across the UK and beyond, all from the comfort of their own homes.