Dis­as­ter loom­ing for ex­ams?

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AT A TIME when qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion is be­com­ing un­af­ford­able, pri­vate tu­tor­ing is emerg­ing as a flex­i­ble and af­ford­able ed­u­ca­tion re­source. The flex­i­ble na­ture of tu­tor­ing al­lows parents to book tu­tor­ing ses­sions that fit their pock­ets.

A group of young en­trepreneurs has launched an app that could be the sav­ing grace for many parents and stu­dents. This comes just weeks be­fore the fi­nal ex­ams, a time of sleep­less nights, anx­i­ety and gen­er­ally poor health.

Now coined the Uber of pri­vate tu­tor­ing, Cog­ni­tion.On­line is an app-based plat­form on iOS and An­droid that per­forms matches be­tween stu­dent de­mand and tu­tor sup­ply on a price the mar­ket de­fines. The app is packed with ground-break­ing fea­tures to con­nect stu­dents and tu­tors in a unique way.

Cog­ni­tion.On­line di­rec­tor Kyle Dodds says Cog­ni­tion.On­line will al­low stu­dents and tu­tors to con­nect in mean­ing­ful ways from any­where and more ef­fi­ciently than in the past. “You re­quest a les­son, we get it in front of the right tu­tors, they bid, you choose, pay and get bet­ter marks.”

In­di­vid­u­alised learn­ing to com­ple­ment tra­di­tional in-class learn­ing is grow­ing in pop­u­lar­ity among parents, ed­u­ca­tors and schools. One-on-one men­tor­ship is also fast be­com­ing an al­ter­na­tive to pro­duc­ing high lev­els of aca­demic achieve­ment.

“Pre­par­ing through­out the year is the most ef­fec­tive way to do well on your fi­nal ex­ams, there is just no short cut for know­ing the ma­te­rial. How­ever, even if it’s the night be­fore your fi­nal exam and you’re feel­ing un­pre­pared, don’t panic, we have the so­lu­tion,” he ex­plains.

Dodds says find­ing the right tu­tor on­line could help you pass your ex­ams. “Us­ing our in­tu­itive sys­tem, it merely takes a mo­ment to re­quest a les­son based on all the nec­es­sary in­for­ma­tion.”

Tu­tors that meet the re­quire­ments are then able to ac­tively ap­ply for these re­quested lessons. Based on pre­vi­ous rat­ings from other stu­dents and the tu­tor’s pro­file, a stu­dent is able to select from the list of tu­tors.

“With Cog­ni­tion.On­line, tu­tors and stu­dents are able to con­nect based on their lo­ca­tion. In­no­va­tive pair­ing en­sures avail­able tu­tors fit your cri­te­ria and will then be able to ap­ply for the job. It’s just up to you to choose who you would like,” he says.

To en­sure a high level of com­pe­tence, all tu­tors are screened and ap­proved.

The app al­lows avail­able tu­tors to ap­ply for lessons In­stead of stu­dents sift­ing through lists of un­avail­able tu­tors.

Cog­ni­tion.On­line has kept the process of book­ing a tu­tor as sim­ple as pos­si­ble, in a few sim­ple steps one is able to have a tu­tor,” he con­cludes.

At the launch of their “sav­ing grace” pri­vate tu­tor­ing app are from left, Wi­han Horn, Kyle Dodds, Waldo Boshoff and Corneil Clasen.

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