I’m interested in the social impact of the gig economy, especially in education. I was thinking about this idea for a mobile app that connects students with professional tutors. Students would create profiles describing their academic goals, what they need help with, their schedule (for example, Monday nights are the only open time slot), and what they are willing to pay. Tutors can then apply to tutor them based on those parameters and rates they set. The site helps connect both parties as well as facilitate payments between them. This could be very useful for those who need one-off help, or those who don’t have the financial means to pay for school tutoring programs but want a more flexible option than hiring a private tutor.
What do you think? Is this something you’d use?