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The world changes every year. But in 2020, it has changed in a way no one could have predicted. Some changes - thankfully - will soon be in the past. We're already seeing very promising signs of a vaccine. Other changes, though, are here to stay. We've already heard announcements from major tech companies that working from home will be one of those things. Another thing that's changed? Education. I've spent some time thinking about what is fundamentally different now: 1. Educators are so, so
Wondering how to make friends at university? Where to work when you start your career? Our CEO Ismail [https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeilani/] shares what he’s learned from being a university student and working at Google before he launched Scoodle [https://scoodle.co.uk/]. I'm a year 13 interested in entrepreneurship. My predicted grades aren't that great, but I'm hoping to join a London university through clearing this summer. What course would you recommend and why? My opinion, honestly, is t
Last month, our CEO Ismail [https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeilani/] was invited to share his wisdom with Jamma [https://jamma.co/en/], a Q&A social network for immigrants. Here are his top tips for start-ups. What inspired you to start a tutoring app? At university, I started a small business in teaching to pay for my degree. It worked out well, and I made enough to cover the cost of my degree pretty quickly. What was exciting was this notion of the 'educator brand'. My first class was really har
Our CEO Ismail [https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeilani] asked 500 investors. Here's what they said. For start-up founders, the spread of coronavirus has created a unique concern. For companies that recently raised - congratulations 🙌 . Hopefully you've raised enough to be (a little) comfortable. For those that were planning to raise in the near future, it's scary. Every two months or so, I share updates on how things are going at Scoodle to around 500 investors and advisors. In those updates, I
Without our team, Scoodle won’t be here. Here’s what we’re doing to make sure everyone who works for us is supported and protected amid the coronavirus outbreak. We’re paying salaries early Last weekend, our CEO Ismail sent this text to our team. Given the uncertainty, he wanted to do everything in his power to keep us feeling safe, happy and comfortable. 🙂 We’re giving our team time to help We encourage our team to use their talents for good. That’s why we’ve given Rasheed, one of our engine
Safeguarding children’s well-being is essential and many parents and potential tutors [https://scoodle.co.uk/tutors] ask us about the requirements relating to criminal record checks. Here’s what you need to know. What is a DBS Check? A DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) certificate is an official document in the UK proving that there is no known reason why an individual may not work with children or vulnerable adults. It involves a background screening for relevant criminal convictions in pol
In the midst of some pretty big Brexit discussions, Scoodle made it to Downing Street. We didn't discuss Brexit because, well, where do you start? We did, however, talk business. By that I mean, what's it like starting a business here in the UK? What are the major concerns and barriers? The governments care about entrepreneurship and business because businesses create jobs and pay taxes (usually) - things the government values pretty highly. Of course, Scoodle is a startup in education. So the
It’s a really strange feeling being 16. You have some pretty big life decisions ahead of you. Should I go to university? If so, which one? Does it even make a difference? Schools try to make this a little easier for you. They bring in speakers that they think could add some value to their students. That’s where I came in. The accidental birth of Scoodle actually came because I couldn’t afford my tuition fees at university - so I built small classes for students. That was all pretty good becaus
This was one crazy day! Our small team of 5 woke up to new users signing up by the second. Scoodle had just been featured as App of the day! We'll tell you how that unfolded another day. But for now, here's what Apple had to say about us: If you've ever struggled with your homework or had difficulty grasping a key concept, Scoodle [https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/scoodle-find-tutors/id1177686034?mt=8] can help - with highly trained tutors on alert to help high schoolers and students of all stri
Waiting for yours results is tough. OK, I doubt many of you are doing early homework prep just yet. But, it doesn’t change how stressful waiting on results actually is. What if you don’t get the grades? What if you miss the school you want?