A company called Castle Rock Research launched motuto, a mobile platform/service that connects students to live, trained tutors. Students are no longer limited to studying at home and doing their homework in front of the computer – motuto is accessible from wherever you have 3G connection or Wi-Fi access.
The application uses chat window accompanied by an interactive white board where students may draw, type or upload a picture of their questions. Here’s how it works:
- Students pick the subject and topic they need help with
- The motuto app then matches an expert tutor with the student based on the subject
- Students explain the problem to their tutor and if they are on a device with a camera, they can take a picture and send it to their tutor
- The tutor provides help via text chat, shared whiteboard and lessons from the Castle Rock Research database that the tutor may prescribe
- When the tutoring session ends, motuto will email the student a summary of their session including screens and chats so that they can review them later
- The session history will also be stored both on the device and in the cloud for students to access in the future
The motuto app is available as a free download and comes with a free 20-minute session for all users who download it before June 15th. After that, the first 20-minute session costs $4.99 and $1.99 for each additional 20 minutes. Live tutors can provide help in the subjects of math and science for grades 7-12.
And after the iPhone, Castle Rock Research will be releasing the Android application…
motuto (FREE) [iTunes link]