It looks like the latest thing in online tutoring is finally here: mobile tutoring. There is finally a tutoring app, meaning you can get instant tutoring from your smartphone or tablet. Or at least there almost is such an app. Read on.
Wisechalk looks like it has not yet launched its commercial service, but has been recruiting tutors into its platform, and we recently found that it has released videos showcasing the product for educators (potential tutors) and students which are below. The Web site describes the service as follows:
WiseChalk is a real time learning platform that allows students and doubt-seekers instantly connect with experts across platforms such as smartphones, tablets and desktop! Our goal at WiseChalk is to make learning doubts-free and concepts-strong!It appears to be based in India and the USA, and a Google search showed via LinkedIn that at least some of the former people at TutorVista are now involved. It also appears to be aggressively recruiting tutors worldwide, with job ads in India, the United States, Malaysia and Singapore. It also looks like Chinese tutoring will be among the offerings in addition to the regular line up of math, science, and English tutoring as well as test prep.
A search shows that the app is not yet available in the Google Play store nor in the Apple App Store, but it does look like it will be available both for Android and iOS systems with a traditional browser-based tutoring platform as well. Will it work? Can you teach and learn from your iPhone or iPad? Only time will tell, but the move to free tutoring from the computer was sure to come, and from the looks of it, it is an exciting new day in the world of online tutoring.
Once the app is available, we welcome users to share their experiences with us here!