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"The key is identifying those in need, analysing how to help and delivering solutions directly to them"

Melinda Gates

Our Story

Need a Tutor™ originally launched as an all Australian mainstream online tutoring platform connecting teachers and tutors with students through our real time, live video and audio technology. We were quickly inundated with requests to provide educational support for remote, isolated or geographically disadvantaged individuals.

It became apparent there was huge inequity in available learning support for Indigenous and remote individuals and students, and a plethora of online tutoring platforms targeted at the privileged and resourced.

So grew our Social Impact Tutoring programs.

Aimed exclusively at strengthening the learning capacity through increasing connectiveness and by harnessing the power of technology, we created our bespoke collaborative online learning environment.

We grew our network of tutors, teachers and mentors, and through partnerships with foundations and organisations we can access the most remote individuals, Indigenous schools and communities.

We also connect mentors with Indigenous business owners and most recently we launched our tutoring support to at-risk Cambodian girls utilising our Australian tutors.

The Need a Tutor™ platform development and launch in 2017 was 100% funded by our Founders. We are now supported by various Charities, Foundations and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) plans and RAPs (Reconciliation Action Plan) implementation funding.
We receive no government assistance.

We know that learning changes lives and we are determined to remove barriers preventing remote and Indigenous students from accessing educational support.

Proudly sustainable and eco friendly producing no waste, negligible carbon emissions and no environmental footprint.

* All profits from Need a Tutor™ are redirected into subsidising Indigenous and rural education in Australia and providing free tutoring to at-risk girls in remote Cambodia.

Our Founders

Bronwyn Covill
Chief Executive Officer

Bronwyn drives the company's technology, partnerships and long term strategic direction. She has spanned a career in corporate Learning & Development over 25 years developing a passionate interest in social educational support after witnessing first hand the difficulty of marginalised and disadvantaged students.

Additionally, she facilitates mentorship sessions between corporates and disadvantaged school students and a serving volunteer Board Director - Education for the Cambodian Kids Can charity.

Michele Layet
Chief Operating Officer

Michele as the COO heads up finance, customer service, back office administration and liaison officer between Tutors and Learners. Michele has extensive business acumen as a McDonald’s Franchisee. As a business owner Michele has a keen interest in satisfying consumer demand and understands the need to be transparent and honest in all dealings with Tutors, Learners and stakeholders. Michele has a strong sense of acheiving social outcomes for those less fortunate in our community.

We also have a great team behind the scenes including: Partnership Manager, Specialist Education Consultants, Specialist Tutors and a Brand Manager.