Ball State alumnus Wes Crouch created an app where students can create a profile allowing them to post or work tutoring jobs for extra cash on campus. Students can also chat and check out a potential tutor’s profile to see if they meet their academic needs before simply clicking a button and hiring the tutor. TüDr Facebook, Photo Courtesy
Alumnus creates app to improve tutoring
Ball State alumnus Wes Crouch is looking to revolutionize student tutoring and learning with his upcoming app, Tüdr.
Crouch created the app to provide students with the power to not only learn, but also finance their education.
“Students have to get good grades, get involved and also do volunteer hours, and there’s not enough time in the week for a part-time job,” Crouch said.
Students can create a profile on the app allowing them to post or work tutoring jobs for extra cash on campus. They can also chat and check out a potential tutor’s profile to see if they meet their academic needs before simply clicking a button and hiring the tutor.
Amy Riker, a Ball State senior professional selling major who is responsible for marketing and informing students about the app, said there is a financial benefit to the app, but its flexibility is what sets it apart.
“You don’t need to schedule ahead of time. If you’re a student and it’s 11 o'clock at night and you haven’t set up a tutoring appointment, there are people on the app you can meet wherever you want to meet,” Riker said.
Crouch said his experiences as a student is what drove him to creating Tüdr.
“I was your average student. I struggled… I was in classes, I was extremely involved and I had a part-time job,” Crouch said. “I had to struggle in the library until 3 a.m. studying for an exam and if I would’ve been able to click a button and have someone who has already taken that exam with that professor and explain some things, that would’ve been so much better.”
While Tüdr has not yet been released, Crouch hopes that the app will go live on campus within the next few weeks. When it does go live, Riker said she hopes students take advantage of the app and all the resources it offers.
“[The tutors] have been through the classes, they know the teachers, they know the problems, they have direct insight that will benefit their peers,” Riker said. “I think it’s a great opportunity for students to use other students and the network we created to help one another.”
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