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Owerri’s startup Tutorfinder wins $10k funding

Owerri based startup, tutorfinder a person to-person tutor finding solution, has secured seed funding of N4,000,000($10,000) to launch fully and expand its service all over the south-east and hopefully nationwide.

Their business model describes itself as the “Uber for Tutors” to connect tutorial master to students/people who needs the extra help. 

The service provides tutoring for students of all levels from offering nursery to undergraduate courses and professional courses like programing, graphics design to music classes.

The startup competed at the genesys ignite, the south-east convergence In Enugu and came out among the top three of which 147 startups pitched. Startups were judged based on how Tech driven their businesses are, how much problem they are solving as a startup and how feasible their business model are.

You as a Nigerian student in school, you would have experienced how low performing some teachers or lectures can be, not explaining enough for student to understand, not attending classes or not even knowing what they are teaching to mention a few frustrations. Tutorfinder claims to be the remedy to these challenges.

The company teams is a small one which it is looking to add to it and led by Goodnews chimezie ohm who has being tutoring for over 5year at the Federal university of technology owerri where he graduated from.

“most students fail not because they don’t read but because they don’t understand what they’ve being taught, we are making learning more personalized and cheap for students to help them understand what they’ve being taught” he said.

This is not just a solution to educational problem it also an opportunity for people who are teacher or professionals a certain type of skill to make extra income. Tutor Finder Home Tutors provides an avenue for experienced teachers to manage and grow there home tutoring business. Tutor Finder Home Tutors provides an avenue for experienced teachers to manage and grow there home tutoring business. 

Everyday we keep seeing more and more startups in the South-east being funded, most of which are still in their early stages and still not profitable but investors are insisting founders should be given chances to show what they can do.

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