Tuteria

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Tuteria is a Nigerian platform for offline and online tutoring, co-founded in 2015 by Godwin Benson and Abiola Oyeniyi, systems engineers.[1]

Background[edit]

Goodwin Benson and Abiola Oyeniyi launched Tuteria -a tutoring platform- in June 9, 2015 after Godwin Benson left Deloitte.[2] The platform is intended to link tutors with Nigerian learners. Benson was inspired by his own experience as a tutor to launch this project and Abiola Oyeniyi who is one of the top Python developers in Nigeria is the CTO of Tuteria and writes the code.[3]

The selection of potential tutors is ensured by a verification process that includes an ID and qualifications check along with standard competency tests.[4]

Awards[edit]

In April 2015, Tuteria’s developers were among the winners of the Microsoft Mobile devices and services “Passion to Empire” campaign. The start-up was able to raise N3.5million during this campaign.[5][6][7]

In 2016, Tuteria won the Internet.org innovation challenge for education.[8]

In May 23, 2017, Tuteria won Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation[9] and received a US$32,000 prize by UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering.[3]

Services[edit]

The website caters for a wide range of learners and it has 450 approved subjects with 6 main fields: mathematics, science, business, music, languages and computer science.[10]

The tutoring platform also accommodates for other handcrafts and skills like bead-making, dance and photography.[11][12]

Funding and revenue[edit]

Tuteria received a $20 000 grant from Niara-Africa Inspire and Microsoft Lumia Nigeria.[13]

The tutoring platform generates revenue from commissions on lessons booked via the website or the mobile application. Tuteria charges 15 to 30% for each paid lesson.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shapshak, Toby. "Exclusive: Real Solutions To Real Problems Named In Innovation Prize For Africa 2016 Finalists". Forbes. Retrieved 2017-07-12.
  2. ^ "Godwin Benson: Every Situation Has a Solution | Valour Digest". Valour Digest. Retrieved 2017-07-12.
  3. ^ a b "Nigerian tutoring app Tuteria wins UK engineering award". BBC News. 2017-05-24. Retrieved 2017-07-12.
  4. ^ "Tuteria launched to ease neighborhood tutoring in Nigeria - TechMoran". techmoran.com. Retrieved 2017-07-12.
  5. ^ "INTERVIEW WITH GODWIN BENSON, FOUNDER OF TUTERIA". Under35CEO. Retrieved 2017-07-12.
  6. ^ "CPAfrica Interviews Godwin Benson, Founder of Tuteria.com". CPAfrica. 2015-06-23. Retrieved 2017-07-12.
  7. ^ "#BellaNaijaMCM: Turning Passion to Profit! Tuteria's Godwin Benson is Contributing to Educational Development in Nigeria - BellaNaija". www.bellanaija.com. Retrieved 2017-07-12.
  8. ^ "Nigerian startup wins Facebook-sponsored innovation challenge". The Cable. Retrieved 2018-03-14.
  9. ^ a b "raeng". 2017.
  10. ^ http://techcabal.com/2015/06/08/nigeria-based-neighbourhood-peer-education-platform-tuteria-launches-tomorrow/
  11. ^ "innovation-village". innovation-village.com. Retrieved 2017-07-12.
  12. ^ Ngcareers. "Private Tutor and Instructor at Tuteria June, 2015". Ngcareers. Retrieved 2017-07-12.
  13. ^ "Godwin Benson talks about his hyperlocal marketplace for Tutors | TechCabal". Retrieved 2017-07-12.