We are all familiar with Uber taxis. The name has become a global synonym associated with taxis. With the success of this technology as far as the taxi business is concerned, the idea that this same technology could be used for other services was born and was named “Uber for X” whereby the X stood for the service in question. One of the popular Uber for X concepts is Uber for tutors. Although this app was slow to be recognized for obvious reasons, it has started taking pace in the education industry such that many developers have designed a number of on demand tutoring apps.
How the On Demand Apps for Tutors Works
These apps work by connecting students to tutors. Students can browse through the list of available tutors at a time that suits the student. Only those tutors that are available at the requested time will show up on the app.
Tutor profile and credentials, along for the review and ratings of each tutor will also be visible for the student to see and make an informed decision on which tutor is best suited to his needs.
Once a tutor accepts the request, he will be able to communicate directly with the student. The tutor will come to the student at the designated time, deliver the tutoring session and once the session is over, he will be paid automatically via the app.
These apps are made with the latest state of the art technology whereby you can track the tutor via GPS, and rate and review the tutor.
Successful On Demand Tutoring Apps
Let’s look at some of the tutoring apps that have been designed and launched successfully.
- Tutorill – Uber for Tutors
- Tutors app
- Scholarly – On demand tutor
- Whiz Tutor – Can book a tutor online or via the mobile app
- Kram Tutors – On demand tutors
- Tutor Hunt
- My private tutor
Invest in the App and Run an Online School
Many entrepreneurs are looking to this technology as the way to future tutoring. From a business point of view, as the app owner, you earn a percentage commission for every tutoring session booked through your app. Considering the number of children today who are looking for extra coaching, this figure adds up to quite a substantial amount. The concept of homeschooling is also becoming popular.
If the concept of any of the above tutoring apps appeals to you and you want an app like it, then it is time to hit the market and look for a developer who will give you the app that you require. Research well before you decide on which developer will get your business. You really do not want to be scammed by some developer who promises you a lot of good and smart features and eventually you get an app that is totally inefficient. Look for a developer who has a good track record, and has experience is designing on uber for tutors and other similar on-demand apps.