Tutors is an iPhone application that connects students with nearby tutors to book sessions on the fly, or for later. It saves students and parents time and money by matching students with a qualified tutor on their first session, for 50-80% less than with a typical company like Sylvan.
Students signup and can immediately browse qualified tutors in their area on the Tutors iPhone app. Search results are based on course requirements and personal preferences, and most tutors are students themselves right on-campus. Tutors set their own rates, students can request in-person sessions or online ones via Skype, and sessions can be on-demand or scheduled in advance.
Tutors first launched in Los Angeles at USC and is expanding to UCLA and other campuses across SoCal. The Tutors App can be found in the Apple App Store under the title “Tutors.”
Tutors was founded by two high-school students who were disgusted at how much their parents paid for tutoring sessions. For them, the quality of a tutoring session was directly dependent on how comfortable they felt with the tutor, and how well they could relate to him or her. With the Tutors iPhone app, Dillon and Tyler aim to make getting a tutor fast, easy, and most importantly, friendly.