Teacheo Description/1 (Service, target users and main actors)
French on-line platform for tutoring, based on web conference lectures .
It provides help for students from primary school to university
It has been founded by a former Science tutor, it now includes tutors for all possible student’s needs
Description/2 (didactic objectives and business model)
The idea is to create an “E-bay of knowledge”, where tutors can be reached even remotely.
The service is on a pay-per-use base, each teacher has his/her own price per minute and you can choose the one that fits you the best
Teachers that want to sign up have to pay a certain fee , depending on how many functionalities they need and whether they want to use it for students they already know or not
Various tutor’s fees Teacheo
Browsing the website Homepage Teacheo
On the top of the homepage the service is introduced to the web surfer, with sections concerning:
Below this, in the middle of the page , there is a welcome video and a section for registering
Teacheo Browsing the website Homepage
Students can watch some previous lectures already uploaded in the website
A tutor giving a lecture Teacheo Browsing the website Educational content
After contacting a tutor, students can get their lectures with the help of an interactive whiteboard , videoconferences and chats for simultaneous communication
Teacheo Interactive whiteboards include equation editor, graphs, 3D drawing, screen sharing and calculators Tutors and students communicate through chats and videos Browsing the website Lectures
At the end of the lecture, the student is supposed to pay the fee and rate the tutor
The payment transaction can be performed on-line by drawing the money from a “ Teacheuro ” account Teacheo Browsing the website Payment
Strengths/1 A wide range of subjects is offered Teacheo
Wide range of subjects , it covers all the needs for students starting from primary schools to university. This means that an user will find anything he/she needs and will less likely look for competitors
Good use of feedback, teachers are rated by the students they help. A new member can always find information regarding teacher and have a clear idea of who to choose.
Rates are shown in tutor’s database Teacheo
A key feature of the service is flexibility . There is no time box for lectures, students can use scheduling tools to arrange appointments with tutors and previous session are recorded in order to be watched again in the future.
Teacheo A student can choose whether to take a lesson now or in the future
The service is not assured 24/7 (as some competitors do), it all depends on tutor’s availability.
Moreover the availability of a tutor in a certain time depends on the amount of requests and available resources, therefore it is fundamental to choose the appropriate service capacity
Teacheo On the right column of the menu we can see tutor’s availability
Conclusions & take-aways Teacheo
The service creates a good opportunity for distance learning , because of its flexibility and use of feedback.
The tools are very sophisticated and offer a wide range of functionalities
There is possibility of scaling it down to a smaller community in order to substitute private lessons and maybe using it for a larger group of students at a time.