#TECH: On-demand video tutoring app for SPM candidates

KUALA LUMPUR: For just RM1, SPM 2020 candidates can now get 1-to-1 revision help anytime they need it.

Video-based personal tutoring app AskBee, education NGO Teach For Malaysia and Real Education Group have launched a nationwide campaign called #SaveSPM2020 to help SPM 2020 candidates through live, on-demand guidance.

The pandemic has caused Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) exam to be postponed seeing over 400,000 students unable to sit for their exam last year.

"Last year was a challenging year for students, especially those in Form 5 as they could not attend school for months before sitting for a major exam, said Real Education Group's CEO Dr Goh Chee Leong who is the man behind the start of this campaign.

"Teachers don't have it easy either, as they now need to divide their time between two cohorts of Form 5 students.

"#SaveSPM2020 is one way we hope to bring relief to this stressful situation, and we see the potential that an innovative app like AskBee has in bridging the revision gap for SPM 2020 candidates."

As an on-demand video tutoring app, AskBee enables students to get 1-to-1 guidance in real time.

Students can select a subject they need help with and the app automatically matches them with a tutor who then appears live on screen.

An interactive in-app video call experience enables face-to-face explanations, text chat and screen-sharing functions.

AskBee's founder Jason Khong explains that the app was conceptualised during the first Movement Control Order (MCO) as a response to learn-from-home challenges faced by students and parents.

"We decided to open up the AskBee platform at this critical juncture for volunteer tutors to help with exam revision," added Khong.

Teach For Malaysia is also reaching out to their wide network of alumni and university campus ambassadors to make themselves available for the campaign.

Proceeds from #SaveSPM2020 tutoring sessions on AskBee will go towards education NGOs such as Teach For Malaysia.

#SaveSPM2020 is now calling for more members of the public to volunteer as a tutor.

Those interested can visit for more information.

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