This is the next best way to explain your startup idea to investors and peers – you are an Uber for a specific industry. Well, it actually means that you are a an on demand marketplace where the customers and suppliers can meet and have a transaction over a specific set of services.
Becoming an Uber for tutors is a big opportunity to gain a fair share in the education industry for any startup or entrepreneur. The global education market is booming, with private universities like Harvard, Stanford and Wharton having endowment funds upwards of $20 billion. That said, these private universities and several other educational institutions can serve as brands but they cannot personalize education for their regular students. Additionally, there are many working professionals who can double up as tutors for extra money along with the professional tutors.
While there are several freelancing job marketplaces but the global market needs a more niche platform that can cater to the very specific needs of the tutoring market. For instance, verification of the tutors, relevant work experience, grade reports, net effect on the student’s academic scores etcetera – such features can only be available through a custom marketplace app platform development designed especially for this market.
There is hardly any published data available determining the exact scale of this market. Yet, many parallel indicators can be used to comprehend the depth of this market.
If your plan is to have your own marketplace platform like Uber for tutors, you will need a rock solid product at the centre of your entire business strategy. Now, there are several platforms available where parents and students can find tutors for themselves. Hence, the entire differentiation strategy of your Uber for tutors will depend on the following:
a. Availability of unique tutors, exclusively working with you.
b. Certified / Verified profiles on your platform.
c. Unique filters to find tutors like filtration based on experience, age, background and reviews.
With these in place you can have a highly categorized yet relevant product.
Usually, you charge a commission from the service provider for listing them on your platform and that serves as your primary source of revenue. Above and beyond that, you can also have the following as your sources of revenue:
Buyer Commissions: You can charge buyers for premium services such as booking urgently or booking with certain guarantees in place. By bundling add on services like tutoring for a bunch of subjects or topics or niche subjects, you can charge users.
Brand Affiliations: There are several giants from the education industry who would like to partner with you. For instance – publishers, certification providers, private schools and colleges. You can partner with them and help them generate leads from your platform.
Tutor Training: For those who want to become tutors to generate extra income, you can establish a unique set of online-courses. This way, you can ensure the quality of tutors on your platform and also add a source of revenue for your business.
Advertisements: This is a more generic source and will work only once you have a good enough traffic on your app. Yet, it can add significantly to your revenues. With the help of Ad Sense by Google, you can easily put ads on your app.
The best part about this market is that it is highly fragmented. There are many people who may wonder that Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are already posing a threat to the conventional educational industry; amidst this some may assume it is risky to step into the tutoring marketplace business. This may be far from reality because although MOOCs do provide decent content to consumers, they require all the work on the side of the students and hence have huge attrition rates. Plus, for those who require work on the very fundamentals of subjects and want to study for exams, tutoring is the best possible option available.
Now, the most important part of this business – your product. As stated earlier, there are several players operating in the space of connecting freelancers to the service demand. Yet, there are hardly any platforms which target the niche of education industry and provide good service. We can help you develop a product which does exactly that. With our varied experience in developing apps for business which start with ambitious targets along with our richly expert team of web and mobile application developers, UI/UX designers, business analysts and product managers, we can help you develop this app from ground up.
The development costs of an Uber for tutors will be somewhere in the ballpark of CAD 20000 to CAD 40000. Let’s see a detailed breakdown of costs along with features.
|App Users||App Users||Agency||Tutors||Admin|
|Basic Features||Splash Screen||Landing Screen||Splash Screen||Register / Sign Up screen|
|Mobile Number Verification||Register / Sign Up||Login / Sign Up||Registration > Territory description|
|Home Screen||Login/ Signin||Dashboard||Search Customer|
|Search Results- Agencies, Tutors||Manage Tutors||Manage assignments||Manage Tutor detention|
|Agency/ Tutor Details||Booking requests||Contact Admin||Manage Tutor Categories|
|Book Tutor||Accept assignment||Start/ Stop trip||Review bookings|
|My Profile/ My bookings||Manage Tariff||Contact Carrier||Manage Booking|
|Push Notifications||Tutor Detention||Settings||Manage Tutor Agent Tracking|
|Calendar Management||Push Notifications||Student Profile Check||Manage Blocking|
|Teacher Calendar||Push notifications|
|Manage Billing/ Invoice/ Reports|
|Cost of On demand marketplace like||CAD 20000 to CAD 40000 for both iOS + Android + Web Admin + Web Services|
|Add-On Features of marketplace like Uber for Tutors||Mobile wallet integration||Dashboard Analytics||3rd Party API integration for other on demand services||Manage Partnerships|
|Group Chat||Group Chat||Group Chat||Support Chat|
|Reviews and Ratings for Tutors||Customer Analytics||Review and Ratings for Students||Google Analytics|
In order to keep up with your consumer retention on the app, we can help you integrated a chatbot within the user interface of the app. Chatbots are helping apps leverage the generally asked queries in a unique way by providing prompt response to customer problems.
Once you start having tremendous traffic on your app, it might get difficult to identify micro-trends throughout the consumer behaviour on the app. With the help of our intuitive machine learning algorithms, you can put predictive analytics and data analysis to the best user of identifying the right consumer trends and leveraging them further.
Finally, by putting our rich and deep experience in blockchain, we help you add another layer of security to the payments system on your app.
We are a team of expert app developers, product managers, business analysts and UI/UX developers with much needed experience in developing on demand marketplace platforms over the years. The list of resources you will need for development of marketplace like Uber for
It is of paramount importance for any startup to get in touch with the best mobile app development company that has the expert consultants and Android/ iOS developers. Only the best will be able to help the purpose of entering the education market with the right strategy along with the best learning and teaching applications having flawless UI/ UX and standout features. Hire our IT solutions experts because:
We have in-house certified software developers, web/ mobile app developers, UI/UX designers, business analysts and product managers.
Collectively amongst us, we have an experience of 10 years in the mobile application development services.
We also help you developing and implementing an effective product strategy for tutoring marketplace.
We bring years of combined expertise in end-to-end app development, business analytics and product management.
Due to our expertise, we can guarantee app approval from both Android and iOS app stores.
We have highly efficient testing policies and use of the latest tools with manual testing
Affordable estimation costs.
Gauging the actual size of this global market might be preposterous, yet the scales can be imagined. With the right product in place you can fairly easily take on the generic freelancing apps.