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Snapask, labeled by the BBC as the “Uber of tutoring,” is an on-demand tutoring service operating in multiple Asian countries. The subscription-based service allows students to submit specific questions and receive a response from a qualified tutor within seconds. Tim aims to revolutionize not only the tutoring industry but traditional teaching methods as well.
In today’s episode you’ll learn:
- How Tim became inspired to found Snapak
- How Snapask works — both from a student and tutor perspective
- How Tim hopes to facilitate change in traditional education
- Tim’s advice for young entrepreneurs
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Links from today’s episode
- Read the full transcript from Tim’s interview
- Find Tim on Facebook and LinkedIn
- Snapask at Google Play and the at the Apple Store
Detailed Show Notes
- (1:02) Tim gives the backstory of Snapask
- (2:58) Tim touches on the family dynamics of being an aspiring entrepreneur as a young adult
- (4:50) Tim explains how the Snapask model is different from some other online education tools
- (8:12) Tim describes the process he followed when building his product
- (10:58) Tim describes how he built his team
- (12:40) How Snapask was funded
- (13:41) Tim describes the Snapask user experience and how students are linked with tutors
- (15:52) The subjects covered on Snapask
- (16:35) The age groups for which Snapask is suitable
- (17:21) Tim gives more details about the user experience
- (19:03) Tim describes Snapask’s revenue model
- (20:12) Details about the Snapask teaching flow
- (20:57) Who is a suitable Snapask tutor?
- (24:23) Tim explains how Snapask measures students’ progress
- (27:29) Tim’s goals for Snapask
- (28:56) Tim’s prediction for education in 20 years
- (31:40) Tim’s advice for aspiring entrepreneurs