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Getting free real-time tuition on the go

Published on Jul 5, 2014 6:32 AM
 
(From left) SMU graduates Chia Luck Yong, 27, Anders Tan, 29, and Shaun Tan, 26, plan to add more subjects as they get more tutors on board. -- PHOTOS: COURTESY OF EDUSNAP

Students who need help with homework can now get "virtual tuition", thanks to an app created by three Singapore Management University (SMU) graduates.

The free mobile platform called EduSnap, which allows students to seek help on the go, was started by Mr Chia Luck Yong, 27, Mr Shaun Tan, 26, and Mr Anders Tan, 29, who all graduated from the university last year.

Students can pose questions they have trouble answering, or snap a picture of their worksheets and upload it onto the app.

They will then get replies in real time from teachers at the start-up's partners - 13 tuition centres and four voluntary welfare organisations. They are offering help free of charge.

"We don't want to promote giving answers directly, so instead, the teachers give advice and suggestions, and explain concepts to guide students," said Mr Chia.

 
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