PeerKonnect alleviates stigma behind getting help, and enables ANY student in your school to get the help they need.
Students directly request tutoring sessions and provide feedback, while teachers/admin are provided with more data and insight on their students than ever before.
No more pencil/paper programs or manual spreadsheet matching. We make the lives of student tutors, tutees, and faculty much easier.
“PeerKonnect is a great way for students to find peer tutors, get the help they need in a course, and create stronger study skills. The students find the program easy to use and the administration can monitor who is asking for help, getting help, and providing help in one simple location. PeerKonnect is awesome!”
“My experience with Woodward PeerKonnect has been great! It is super easy to use, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who needs any tutoring help!”
“PeerKonnect has been a huge help. I have a rather large student tutoring program and PeerKonnect helps me keep up with my student tutors and their tutees. The platform is easy to navigate and gives me everything I need to manage my school's program.”
Durham, NC - July 7, 2018 - Peer (student-to-student) tutoring is not a new concept. In the US during the 19th and early 20th centuries, most American students attended a one-room schoolhouse. A single teacher was responsible for teaching reading, arithmetic, history, and geography to six to 40 students in first through eighth grades! It became common practice for teachers to enlist the help of older students to help teach younger ones. This fluid practice of matching older or more advanced students with those needing help became more difficult to implement as the industrial age progressed, cities grew, and education ... Read more
Ray is the Founder and CEO of PeerKonnect. He is a Duke graduate, where he studied Economics and Entrepreneurship, and has tutored throughout high school and college. Ray was inspired to build PeerKonnect after co-founding a peer tutoring program at his high school (Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology) that reached over 20% of the school.
Hitesh is the Co-Founder and Lead Software Engineer of PeerKonnect. He graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in electrical engineering and computer science, and has been an avid tutor in high school and college, inspiring him to be a part of building PeerKonnect. Hitesh has significant experience with software development, product design/management, and data-driven statistical analysis.
We were in the 2017 Melissa & Doug Entrepreneur Program, Duke’s premier undergraduate entrepreneur program. The program consisted of weekly mentorship from Howie Rhee, Melissa and Doug Bernstein themselves, and Forbes 30 under 30 winners like Tatiana Birgisson and Jake Stauch.
We are a part of Wave 5 of 4.0 Schools’ Tiny Fellowship, which provides expert coaching and funding to education founders. The fellowship provides us a network of mentors and peers in education, and guidance on best ways to operate in schools.