Before I launch into my latest research into UK based online tutoring businesses, I should declare that I am a co-founder of the UK based start-up Tutorhub.
I blogged eight months ago, back in December 2010 about UK based online tutoring websites and the embryonic nature of the online tutoring marketplace. Since then we have seen three new businesses enter the market:
- MyTutor, which is interesting as it is owned by AQA exam board
- Itutormaths, owned by the educational publisher Nelson Thornes
- Tutorme, of which I must admit to knowing very little
For those of you that don’t know, Tutorhub is a new online tutoring service that makes it quicker and easier to find and access UK based, CRB / DBS checked tutors, whatever the subject. Tutoring takes place online, only as and when it’s needed and is backed by best practice child safety features. Designed for the Facebook generation, Tutorhub includes an open Q&A feature and archive of previously asked questions.