On-Demand is a mobile platform that connects tutors to disadvantaged students across the country.
One-to-one tuition has been proven to have a transformative impact on a student’s attainment, yet it remains to be a luxury only reserved for those who can afford it. In 2010, 64% of students who received free school meals failed to meet the benchmark of 5 A*-C grades at GCSE (including English and Maths). However, only less than 1% of students attending independent schools failed to meet this benchmark.
On-Demand is a mobile platform that connects tutors to students from disadvantaged backgrounds across the country. On-Demand is part of the charity arm for Tutorfair: a marketplace for private tuition with a mission to make tutoring fair. Curvestone has worked together with Tutorfair to help build the On-Demand application which gives students who currently lack access, the ability to call on the support of high-quality maths tutors, free of charge, from anywhere in the UK.
How it works
The app is really easy to use. After logging in, all the student needs to do is to take a photo of the math problem with their phone, there is a function to take a photo on the app itself. The photo is then uploaded to the messaging system (very similar to WhatsApp) after which the student is automatically connected to a tutor that can help.
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