Orcas’ new Whatsapp and online tutoring extends a much-needed helping hand to parents struggling with homeschooling.
Schools are still closed for the next few weeks, but parents don’t need to be tearing their hair out homeschooling (the very thought of long division is stressful, and what was the mitochondria anyway?). @orcasapp, Egypt’s favourite go-to online marketplace for tutors, just kicked off two new services to ease the burden: Whatsapp groups to offer free on-demand help, and a new Online Home Tutoring system.
The Whatsapp groups for English, Arabic, science, and maths offer hassle-free answers to problems or questions as they arise. It’s the digital equivalent of raising a hand in class. Experienced Orcas tutors are available on the messaging app to reply to pictures of unclear exercise problems, voice notes from students, and questions from parents wanting to explain a concept better. The links to join the groups are available on Orcas’s Facebook page.
Orcas’s new Online Home Tutoring service (available through the app or through the phone at 01141766661 or 01207870007) is a more structured godsend. Through online classes twice a day - a morning session to explain and help organize, and an afternoon one to revise and submit - Orcas tutors can help students of all grade levels stay on track. Available for a free trial week for the first 50 clients, Orcas is also offering the service at a discounted rate: EGP 550/week for grades 1-5, and EGP 650/week for grades 6 and above.
“Our concern in light of everything that’s been happening is the sudden burden that’s been put on parents. Not only do they have to help their kids with studying now, but they also have to act as teachers, explaining entire curricula and keeping up with homework,” Shams Adly, Chief Marketing Executive tells CairoScene.
“We’re always here to help in the most accessible ways possible. For Orcas, this next phase is not based on making money; we want to make a true impact and provide real value to parents and students alike,” shares Hossam Taher, Orcas CEO.