On-Demand Tutoring – From Teacher to Feature

On-demand tutoring, the possibility to connect with a live tutor anytime - anywhere, is quickly becoming a must-have feature for edtech startups. Instead of booking a session with a tutor at a fixed date and time, students can now go online and pick from a list of tutors who are available at this moment.

This instant gratification or instant service mindset is partially driven by services like Apple’s Siri or Google’s Google Now. Sure, those are not humans giving the answer to questions, still users around the globe quickly got used to this new world where an answer is just an “OK Computer” away.

It’s easy to imagine a not so distant future where Siri, Google Now, and other services will be able to answer more complex questions and help with homework or exam preparation. In the meantime humans have to fill the gap and, telling by the number of edtech startups who implement on-demand tutoring, there are enough people who are willing to work as on-demand tutors.

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