a tutoring platform for upper-level STEM classes
Tutology is a peer-to-peer marketplace platform that aims to assist college students taking difficult courses in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics by connecting them with fellow peer-tutors at their university. The platform will solve a critical issue occurring across universities: the lack of tutoring for upper-level classes at an affordable rate. The team behind Tutology discovered this upper-level tutoring-void through personal experiences—along with realizing our classmates are facing the same problem. To help alleviate this pain, Tutology will assist in connecting independent tutors with students.
Tutology will attempt to maximize the relationship among tutors and students. The main goal of the project is to help students who need a specific tutor for upper-level classes.
In STEM classes, there are limited seats open and few teaching assistants to reach out to. Thus, a limited amount of resources are available to students to reference and obtain help from. There are, however, an ample number of students who have already taken these courses. The team aims to recruit these students as tutors, to assist their peers.
Tutology will connect tutors and students through a web-based application where the platform will facilitate one-on-one or group study sessions for specific upper-level classes. Tutology will allow students to find verified tutors and have a secure means of payment and will also allow tutors to manage bookings and collect earnings. Tutology will itself take commission for its matching services between the two.
A senior project:
The team is currently developing tutology as a web-based application with a future goal of deploying across iOS and Android devices. The marketplace platform is slated to launch in May 2019.
University of Nevada, Reno.
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
CS 426: Senior Project in Computer Science, Spring 2019
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