Education software company Gojimo has launched Gojimo Tutor, a new app that offers one-to-one support to GCSE and A-level students.
Gojimo Tutor allows students to connect with an anonymous tutor over instant messaging for support at any time for students in maths, biology, physics and chemistry.
Students can use the app to pose questions to tutors via instant messaging and send images of graphs and diagrams through its attachment feature.
Users are given 10 minutes of free tutoring before they must take out a subscription or pay-as-you-go payment plan.
George Burgess, the founder of Gojimo, said: “Today’s students are mobile-first in all communications, and they have made it clear that their preference is to learn through the medium they are most familiar with. Ofcom research shows that 94% of communication for millennials is text based, so our service offers tutoring and support to students on demand through instant messaging. Education is only beginning its mobile revolution, and Gojimo Tutor allows us to remain at the forefront of this.”
Zoe Stones, strategy and operations manager at Gojimo, said: “Millennials are more independently-minded than previous generations, and many are not satisfied with outdated methods of preparing for exams. Gojimo Tutor puts the power in the hands of the student and promotes self-directed learning on their own terms. Every student faces the same exams in school, but not everyone benefits from the existing education structures, and Gojimo Tutor addresses this.”