When we launched Prep-Hub toward the end of last year, our mission was clear, “To make a positive contribution to education around the world.” We built Prep-Hub because we realized a service that allows students to collaborate and discuss academic concepts globally, was missing. There are still features we will be adding to Prep-Hub to make it a complete service and of course, improving student awareness of the platform also remains a key priority. In an extensive campaign at the University of Cape Town we have been able to get the attention of a substantial subset of students and we will be expanding-out to other universities as well.
In the past few weeks we have been doing a bit of thinking on how to grow Prep-Hub to its next phase. What we realized from this thought process was that there are multiple components to a student’s learning package that could be addressed. There are the daily lectures delivered by university lecturers, the assignments to complete and books they have to read, space for collaborative online learning such as Prep-Hub and for some students, there is a space for extra one on one tutoring they can receive from someone who understands the material well. So Prep-Hub is valuable but of course it cannot exist on its own – it complements the other components in the student’s learning package well.
Which brings me to the announcement; We have decided to launch a service that fills one of the other components of a student’s learning package – Impact Tutors! Impact Tutors is a one on one tutoring service, that offers a qualified tutor for students who need extra help in understanding any of their academic courses. Impact Tutors again cannot exist on its on, but will do well to complement Prep-Hub and the rest of the components in a student’s learning package. So Impact Tutors is a separate service to Prep-Hub, however they are in partnership, you can safely look at them as ‘sister services’. The way we see it, we are still in line with our mission “To make a positive contribution to education around the world.” as one of our main goals with Impact Tutors is to ensure we provide a quality service for the students who are being tutored. We will track how each student progresses from the time they start getting tutored by our tutors till they leave. We are also very particular about the tutors we will select to join our team. These individuals have to be highly qualified, responsible and able to explain academic concepts very well. In addition to the remuneration package, being an Impact Tutor is an experience which should be beneficial to the individual’s career path and add value to their professional resume for future employment – Our tutors should be able to add Impact Tutors to their CVs with pride.
We are aware that there are existing tutoring services already, however we believe there is room for more. Especially services that are driven to provide a quality learning experience for the students.
I’m really excited about Impact Tutors and keen to see it grow and make a difference in the next few months, and years to come.
We have some great pre-selected tutors already on our team but we are currently hiring more tutors at the University of Cape Town. So if you are a great candidate or you know anyone who would be a great candidate click on the poster below and take a look at the details to apply.