A technology company in Kenya, Helium Cloud, has now launched the TeleSomo App that enables learners connect with their teachers virtually.
Learners with a smartphone can access the platform to connect with other students, buy or exchange books and revision materials.
Tutors who have been on boarded connect with other facilitators to share, exchange and improve teaching material whilst being paired with learners seeking their professional skills.
“We are living in an increasingly mobile and diversified world. With the gap in the education industry provided by high technology costs, TeleSomo connects learners with affordable and highly trained tutors who share their skills equipping them with tools to navigate their industry. Through the TeleSomo App, we hope to build a network of professionals and learners to bridge the education crisis in Kenya,” said TeleSomo Founder, Vincent Chepkwony.
Professionals register on the TeleSomo App to offer their services in their relevant field. From Mathematics to Sciences to Languages and Business Studies, from Fitness Instructors to Vocational Studies and Art Schools, TeleSomo possess a wide range of disciplines to cater for every student’s learning needs.
Users within the App can use Voice Search to find services as well as chat and call between learners and tutors in-app. Since it is a location-based app, TeleSomo tracks teachers live locations for ease of identification or to find local teachers nearby.
The TeleSomo App is currently available for download on Google PlayStore for Android users. IPhone compatibility is currently in testing phase with a view to be rolled out in the coming weeks.