Homework Wizards: Berlin native develops tutoring app
According to Angie’s List, a private tutor for a student can cost anywhere from $15 to $85. However, one Berlin native is trying to cut that cost through her new app called The Homework Wizards.
Latoya Holmes, the CEO of the company, says with only a 0.99 cent fee, students can get the app. It allows them to make an appointment for a tutor and decide whether they want help via video chat, teleconference, or web chat.
The tutors, better known as the “homework wizards,” are all over the world. They like to think of themselves as the Uber of tutoring. Every student can get day of service.
Certain additional fees do apply depending on the difficulty of the assignments. Help is available from the elementary to college level. Holmes says the goal is to keep things affordable.
She continues, “I know that if we start early, and act now, we reach to those children that need the help early on. They can be the future leaders of tomorrow too. It shouldn’t just be for one set of students that can afford a $20 per hour tutor. It should be open to everyone.”
The Homework Wizards app is available in through the Google Play Store, Windows App Store, Amazon App Store and Blackberry World Store. It will be available for Apple users next week.