New tuition app provides all the help students need


SINGAPORE - It is surprising that the mobile platform has not been saturated with applications that fine-tune the local tuition system - which is exactly what the founders of Snapask are aiming to do with their freemium application.

The application, which is part of the Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) Plug and Play accelerator programme, gives students access to the tutors available in the database, providing them a legitimate platform to solve their academic problems.

The application, which was founded in Hong Kong and has since registered over 14,000 students and 700 tutors, vets the tutors - who are mostly university students - on its database. The tutors are paid for every question they answer.

The freemium aspect of the application pertains to its registered students getting a set number of free question credits weekly, which the developers are hoping will set Snapask apart from the more traditional forms of tutoring.

Snapask is free for download on the Apple app store and the Google Playstore with premium purchase options.