Tute is planning to sell a new online tutoring service directly to schools.
The startup, in which Holidaybreak invested last month, said that the new service, One2Many, will be specifically targeted at schools keen to make the most of their pupil premium funding.
The service will offer one-to-one online tuition in English and maths. It’ll also include tests so schools can demonstrate improvement in student performance after completing the course, the firm said.
The cost of the service will be £5 per pupil per session. A half term of weekly lessons will cost around £30 per student.
Sean Gardner, co-founder and CEO of Tute said: “To date tutoring has been viewed as a high cost option. But this has now changed forever with the launch of One2Many which takes the best of one-to-one learning, and through advanced technology enables a one-to-many solution without the loss of the individual learning experience.”
Tute is not the first tutoring firm to sell services directly to schools. TLC Education runs courses at five East Anglian schools, and works with 50 more via the internet; while TES Brightspark offers schools access to tutors in India via the web.
The pupil premium is extra funding given to schools for every pupil eligible for free school meals that they teach. It’s recently been raised to £600 per child.