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Tutoring App Cost Estimate

What is a tutoring app?

A tutoring application is a web, mobile, or desktop application that enables students to find and use tutors. Tutoring apps usually include an interface for searching for a tutor by location and subject area. They may also enable users to filter the search results based on price. After finding a tutor, the app typically allows users to schedule sessions and send messages back and forth using an inbox. It may also allow tutors to create profiles highlighting their experience level, education background, rates, availability, and areas of expertise. Numeracy apps are similar to other education apps like language learning apps, test prep apps, and study prep apps. It is no surprise then that the most popular tutoring applications, such as MyMathLab, are used by students learning math and other subjects in school. Examples of tutoring apps built with Crowdbotics:

What is the typical cost to build a tutoring app?

A tutoring app usually costs about $37,500 to build. However, the total cost can be as low as $25,000 or as high as $50,000. A tutoring app with a low number of features (also known as a minimum viable product, or MVP) will be more affordable than an app that includes all intended functionality. For example, here are some previous tutoring app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

How long does it take to build a tutoring app?

A tutoring app usually takes 300 hours to build. However, a tutoring app can be built in as few as 267 hours, or in as many as 333 hours. The exact timeline mostly depends on how complicated your specific app is. As a general rule, it will take longer if you require highly custom designs, niche features, complex logic, or non-standard release platforms. For example, some previous tutoring apps build with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

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How to successfully grow your tutoring application

Tutoring apps often use a freemium model that allows users to try the service for free. They can then purchase additional features or pay a subscription fee if they are satisfied with the product. To increase retention, tutoring apps can offer users incentives to share the app with friends, such as a free lesson if their friend signs up for the platform.

Risks and challenges of building a tutoring application

A tutoring app faces legal and reputational risks associated with the privacy and security of the personal information it handles as well as potential liability for negligence or intentional harm caused by the app. For example, if a tutor does not deliver their promised services or does not provide adequate security controls, the app could face liability for this breach of contract. Before building a tutoring platform, you will want to determine whether your company can be held liable for negligent provision of services and whether you will need to comply with data retention requirements. You will also want to verify that you have security mechanisms in place to protect user data from malicious actors. You should consider providing access control mechanisms for tutors and students as well as feedback mechanisms so that students can report inappropriate behavior by teachers or other students they encounter on your platform. It is also recommended that you build logic into your application that allows students to cancel sessions prior to their completion.