Social Netwoking Site for Online Tutoring Prepares to Launch Beta Release
TutorUniverse.net is a social learning platform that connects teachers and students from all around the world. Composed of three major components: free market for student and tutor matchmaking, social networking platform for leveraging group collaboration, and an integrated marketplace for buying and selling educational products and services.
Initially inspired by founders, Thomas Hornbeck, Hung Tran, John Garber, and Jim Cremer while working as teaching assistants in the Computer Science department at The University of Iowa, they discovered there were few tools currently available to help students in more advanced subjects of their field; and little specialized help available outside of class.
They realized many schools across the country are finding themselves on tighter budgets with increasing student enrollments than there are faculty or office hours to meet all their students’ needs. The solution was simple: to develop an integrated learning platform that could potentially offer both students and tutors a flexible place for them to learn and teach more efficiently and at greater convenience.
As a Beta Tester, I have found Tutor Universe to be an incredible tool to advance my education and help out with my heavy course work. The user interface of the website and virtual classroom make it easy to set-up a session time and communicate in an easy learning environment from the comfort of your choosing. The potential to help students from any location in the world at anytime is going to be a truly valuable tool in the educational community. Look out for them being a leading provider in the future of educational services.