Egyptian Online Platform and Startup Tutorama Makes Waves In the Private Tutoring World

CAIRO—A new Egyptian startup is trying to put an end to low-quality private tutoring in the country. The platform, called Tutorama, connects students with professional teachers near where they live, at reasonable prices. Tutorama allows parents to schedule and pay for sessions through the platform’s website, as well as monitor the progress of their children online.

After closing its first round of investment from leading technology investor A15, the platform was launched in October 2016 as a limited, invitation-only pilot, by Khashaba and the start-up’s co-founder Mohamed Khodeir. Starting with just 100 students, they were able to optimize the user experience first before building up the numbers. Through the platform, users can pick from a list of tutors and schedule sessions with them according to the subject they want. The service also allows students to create a tutor pool, forming a group to share the cost, and covers all subjects taught at Egyptian schools, including mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, languages, history and geography.

This platform is also in lieu with EdTech platforms emerging globally.

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