In the latest development, London-based online tutoring platform Scoodle that connects students and teachers has secured $760,000 (approx €685k) in pre-seed funding. The funding round was led by Biz Stone (Twitter’s co-founder) along with Tiny VC and a host of angels from Google, Miniclip, the University of Oxford, and others.
First to join University of Oxford’s accelerator!
It’s worth mentioning that Scoodle is the first edtech company to join the University of Oxford’s accelerator, Oxford Foundry. Founded in 2017, this platform helps tutors to showcase their expertise and connect with students.
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In other words, Scoodle lets students post questions to which tutors are then invited to answer (similar to Quora) as a way of boosting their influence and reputation. However, before proceeding with answers, tutors need to create a profile. To learn even more, students can book lessons directly with expert tutors.
Operates on Freemium model’
It’s worth mentioning that the platform will allow tutors to share all types of content, including videos and learning resources. The UK startup hosts thousands of tutors from top tier educational institutions – the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, and much more.
The company operates on ‘Freemium model’ with free basic services for tutors and students. However, for advanced features like boosted listings or direct messaging, one has to pay a premium of £10 per month.
Co-founder and CEO Ismail Jeilani said:
“Everybody has something they want to learn and something they can teach. We’re bringing them together. Educators are superstars, and they bring so much value to the lives of students. But the best tutors are not always known. We’re building a world where an Arabic expert living in Egypt can create classes or share answers with students from around the world. The content that our tutors create on Scoodle lives on. This continues to benefit other students, long after the classes have ended.
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