Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 

500 tutors for MyTuition

500 tutors for MyTuition

16 March 2018

Auckland education startup MyTuition has hit a new milestone: 500 tutors throughout New Zealand.


The company was founded in 2014 by then 23-year-olds Jimmy Li and Roy Lin with $1,000 in capital and a vision: equip high school students with the knowledge the co-founders wish they’d had in school.


Through MyTuition, high school students are mentored by extremely high-achieving and personable current university students or recent graduates.


All tutors travel to the student or tutor them over Skype. They’re experts in their fields and handpicked according to the student’s needs.


With the addition of a new tutor today in Auckland, there’s now a community of 500 tutors.


“The milestone just snuck up on us,” Li explains.


“We’ve been so focused on growing the community while maintaining the highest possible quality that we didn’t even notice until one of our tutor team leaders pointed out we were about to hit 500 tutors.


“We're very selective with our screening process too, so to have 500 of the most amazing university students as part of our team is incredibly humbling,” Lin adds.


MyTuition has now facilitated more than 25,000 lessons for a total of almost 30,000 hours of teaching. Li puts the success his business has had down to two main things: culture and purpose.


“Having a team at headquarters that's passionate about what we do and believes in our mission has made things a dream. It wouldn't have been possible to get to where we are if everyone only came to work just to get paid.


“Instead, everyone is energised to come into work every day because every day we get to make a difference, we get to innovate on new ways of helping people, and we all like spending time with each other.”


Although the vision has always been to help as many high school students as possible, it’s only been recently that the team has really delved into exactly how it best achieves that.


“We realised that what we’re all about is helping people become better versions of themselves. We do this by connecting students with the older versions of themselves for guidance,” Lin says.


“Though tutoring is a big part of the lessons, it’s also about mentoring and coaching. A huge part of what we do is helping students work through self-limiting beliefs and help them build their confidence. It’s really about enabling personal development in a scalable way.”


As the company continues to grow, the co-founders have two core objectives: work more closely with high schools to become a trusted partner to teachers, and secondly, become a household name in New Zealand to give all high school students the support and opportunity they need to become who they want to be.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Preview: Your Heart Looks Like A Vagina By Dominic Hoey

Dominic Hoey’s one-man show Your Heart Looks Like a Vagina, is a dark comedy about the joys of living with autoimmune disease. This one man show will bring together Dominic Hoey’s long career as a performance poet and writer and the experimental theatre experience of Director Nisha Madhan.. More>>

Let The Games Begin: PM Sends Best Wishes To Athletes

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has sent her warm wishes to the New Zealand athletes preparing for the opening of the Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast... More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review of Books: Martin Edmonds' The Expatriates

This book is an extension of, and tribute to, the life’s work of James McNeish. Without sacrificing any degree of authorial independence, the result is gracefully written, handsomely produced, and likely to propagate many further works of its kind. More>>

Max Rashbrooke Review: The King's Singers and Voices New Zealand

To be good at one thing is impressive; to be so versatile across a range of genres is truly exceptional. More>>

Joe Cederwall Review: WOMAD 2018 - Harmony of Difference (part 1)

A friend described WOMAD as his “favourite white middle class celebration of diversity.” There is certainly an echo of truth to this as the crowd is still largely white and middle class, but this WOMAD for me represented that a better world is possible ... More>>

Harmony of Difference (part 2)

Top international world music artists seldom make it down to this neck of the woods, so for those of us into this sort of thing WOMAD is certainly a welcome addition to the cultural calendar. Now it is a case of waiting and looking forward to seeing what they manage to conjure up for next year. More>>

Howard Davis Review: A Bigger Splash - Te Papa Celebrates Twenty Years

Considering the available resources, this is a decidedly hit-and-miss affair, mainly due to some highly questionable curatorial decisions. In their overweening wish to "push boundaries," Charlotte Davy and Megan Tamati-Quennell have made a number of serious miscalculations by ignoring a basic rule - keep it simple. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland