A platform to connect teachers with students who need tutoring in their area

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Formats: Website, App available on iOS and Google playstore

Website: www.tutorpursuit.com

App store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tutor-pursuit/id1179730590?ls=1&mt=8

Education is the foundation of success and too often students are left frustrated and without a place to turn. Tutor Pursuit was created to connect students with qualified tutors in their area. The Tutor Pursuit team is on a mission to ensure that all students get the proper academic support to reach their goals.

Students are balancing many things; preparing for tests, getting homework done, maintaining a social life and much more. In order to receive extra help they are often restricted to a schools extra help schedule. TutorPursuit changes that. TutorPursuits' goal is to find a reputable tutor in a student’s local area who will fit within their schedule and at an affordable price.  

For a teacher TutorPursuit helps to bring in additional income, while doing what they love in their local area. Over summer breaks many teachers must find jobs unrelated to education; TutorPursuits' goal is to help them maintain a healthy income.

What does it help with?  

Tutor Pursuit is an app that allows students to search for tutors in their area according to grade level, price and subject.

What grade and age range?  

Early childhood to college level

Is this core/supplemental/special needs/extracurricular/professional development or what?

Extracurricular: to allow students to get additional support and for teachers to supplement their income.

What subject, topic, what standards is it mapped to?

Students can search any subject area he/she needs help in, ranging from early childhood to calculus.

What is the pricing model?

The app will always be free for students/teachers to create a profile and make appointments. The first six months are free for tutors then there is a six-month subscription for $84 or a twelve-month subscription for $144.

What makes Tutor Pursuit unique?

The app is a user-friendly platform for teachers and students to connect, according to level, subject and price range. We do not take any percentage of the tutors income and appointments can be made right on the app.

What about security?

Tutor Pursuit has an internal messaging feature and tutors undergo background checks and are reviewed on the app to ensure safety.

A description of the characteristics--how is it designed for user interface, user experience? What instructional design principles are at work here?

Tutor Pursuits’ technology is built with a simplistic and modern approach giving the user an intuitive flow from point of registration to booking and communicating.

Teacher reviews:

Gianna Barone, previous high school Italian teacher, Syosset High School New York:

After having babies and taking a break from teaching I found it hard to find students to tutor in my town. Tutor Pursuit solves this issue and allows me to make money according to my unique schedule.

Dina Moakley, 3rd grade teacher Lady of Fatima School, Jackson Heights New York:

As a young teacher it is essential to supplement my income and I work far from home, Tutor Pursuit allows me to find students to tutor in my neighborhood. The app is user friendly and I like that parents/students can find tutors that fit their budget and can write reviews for me.

Danielle Burke, Teacher Assistant Special Education, Baldwin Schools New York:

After working in Special Education, I see how many students need additional help outside of the classroom. Tutor Pursuit allows Special Education students to find tutors in the subjects they need assistance in and it is easy to navigate. It was a stress-free sign up and its great that there is a messaging feature right on the app.