An on-demand maths tutoring app, backed by Cambridge University, has been created to connect students with Oxbridge students in minutes.
The app, EasyA, enables students to snap a photo of their question and connect with a super tutor who can help, in minutes. Students and super tutors interact through the company’s innovative virtual classroom technology, which includes virtual whiteboards, messaging and much more.
EasyA was founded by two former Oxbridge and Ivy League graduates who both tutored throughout university and became weary of the outdated tutoring system. Previously, parents spent too much time finding the best tutors, scheduling sessions and ultimately arranging their weeks around these sessions, meaning that students got help far too late after the initial problem arose. As a result of this hasslesome system, parents also paid too much for a suboptimal learning experience. EasyA solves this problem by providing students on-demand, 1:1 access to their super tutors as soon as their questions arise, from just 50p per minute. Students can spend as long as they need with a tutor, whether that’s 10 minutes of 60 minutes and are only charged for the minutes they spend learning.
“Getting students the help they need, when they need it is incredibly important to educational development” said Philip Kwok, co-founder of EasyA. “Through our own experience tutoring, we found that students learn best when they get help sooner and can learn on their own schedule”.
EasyA’s teaching methodology is designed by Dr. Parastoo Ghalamchi, a former researcher and examiner at Cambridge University. Based on the theory of Bakhtin Dialogism, all super tutors (current or former Oxbridge STEM students) guide the student towards the solution by asking questions that constantly gauge the student’s understanding. This allows for very personalised help, allowing students to learn at their own pace. All questions are anonymous, meaning students do not have to be self-conscious about asking for help.
EasyA is available to download on both the Apple and Android app stores and supports students for 11+ through to A-level (or equivalent).