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Meet Sophia

Sophia is an EdTech disruptor, bringing on-demand, flexible working to the
£6 billion UK tuition industry.

Meet Sophia

Sophia is an EdTech disruptor, bringing on-demand, flexible working to the
£6 billion UK tuition industry.

Tutor App

Ultimate convenience


Tutors set schedule and location availability at the touch of a button.

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Client App

Client create profiles as Parents or Professional Clients


Target adult learning marketing as well as school children.

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Tutoring Reimagined

The Problems and Solutions

Faced with an unregulated industry, Sophia was founded by an Independent school Head Teacher and a team with over 45 years of educational leadership experience, we promote confidence and convenience without compromising on safety or quality of education.

Ensuring Child Safety and Protection

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Increasing Opportunity & Reducing Barriers

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Building Trust Through Transparency

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Ensuring Child Safety and Protection

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Increasing Opportunity & Reducing Barriers

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Building Trust Through Transparency

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Highly Recommend

"Easy to use and best quality tutors available "

Excellent

"Efficient and intelligent service. Recommended "

Edtech start-up and
industry disruptor

"nominated as finalist for two Education Investor Awards"

App Screenshots

Our intelligent technology, scheduling and location service matches clients with trusted,
verified tutors booked real time.

Actively Expanding Market of Global Private Tutoring …

… Faces fundamental challenges:

  • Child Safety and Protection Alert
  • Fragmented Market of Tutoring Providers
  • Supply is matched by availability, not quality
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Actively Expanding Market of Global Private Tutoring …

… Faces fundamental challenges:

  • Child Safety and Protection Alert
  • Fragmented Market of Tutoring Providers
  • Supply is matched by availability, not quality
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Competition

Tutoring market split into 2 major segments.

Recruitment Agency

model lacks any significant digital infrastructure (low barriers to entry) and compete on price and perceived education quality.

Tech Platforms

are focused on ease of tutor sign up (low cost, low education quality) not maximising pupil experience or creating any internal ecosystem.

Tuition Centres

are low tech, have very little network effect and have been hit hard by COVID-19.

Ed Tech Digitalisation

has concentrated on developing interactive learning tools and digitally enabled content (we don’t want to compete with Skype).

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139

Registered Tutors

743

Hours of Tuition

100%

Repeat booking rate

743

Sessions booked

Road Map

Functionality

  • Fully functioning MVP.
  • Payment integration.
  • Booking system.
  • Accounting for Tutors
  • Back office system.
  • Code migration in-house.

Customer Base

  • 135+ fully verified tutors.
  • 40+ repeat, paying clients.
  • Average revenue per customer = £341(27th May 2020)

Now Sophia

Functionality

  • Build infrastructure to cope with larger volumes.
  • Target August / September: Early version of discount code/referral scheme launched.

Customer Base

  • 140 ‘Paying Clients’ acquired.
  • 225 fully verified tutors.
  • Partnerships with Charities offering discount sessions.

6 months plan

Functionality

  • Fully functioning referral scheme.
  • GPS tracking as Tutor arrives.
  • Curriculum within the app for tutors.
  • Integration of CityMapper and other complementary services.
  • Up selling curriculum and study material.

Customer Base

  • 250 ‘Paying Clients’, 450 fully verified tutors.
  • Partnerships with corporations to offer wholesale training.
  • On-demand supply teachers.

12+ months plan
Sophia

What Our Clients Say About Us

I am so impressed by Laura’s teaching - it really shows that a great teacher can make all the difference. She’s enthusiastic, engaging and knowledgeable and manages to keep their full attention for a whole hour by making it fun and building on what they have learned in previous exercises. My daughter really loved her lessons, including grammar (!), and has been keen to share all of the new vocabulary that she has learned.

Jenny

Jackson has tutored our 5 year old son H for both Maths and English. His lessons are well planned and well delivered, of particular note was him asking about H's interests ahead of time and working them into lessons. H particularly enjoyed the competition at the end of the Maths lesson!

H's Mum

I was really impressed with Holly's phonics sessions for my daughter G. Not only did she plan an exciting lesson that kept her interested with songs and stories but Holly also ensured we were able to work on G's writing skills during the lesson.

Grace's Mum

Grace is loving the sessions with H - I feel that H is already getting a good understanding of how Grace learns / how to engage her and we're super happy!

G's Mum

Press Coverage

Team Members

Melissa McBride

Co-founder & CEO

David McCarthy

Director of Education

Alberto Iglesias

Lead Developer

Nitsha Shepherd

Digital Marketing Executive

Frequently Asked Questions

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Yes, we have launched publicly on Seedrs in order to crowdfund alongside raising directly from our extended network. As well as providing capital this will also raise the profile and reach of the Sophia brand.

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Yes, Sophia Technologies has received advance assurance from HMRC with regards EIS eligibility and will be filing the required paperwork once the raise is complete. More information on EIS tax relief can be found here.

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Over the Seedrs platform you can invest as little as £10. For a direct shareholding in the company (i.e. not via the Seedrs Nominee structure) the minimum is £25,000.

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TMore information on the nominee structure can be found here.

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We are raising at a pre-money valuation of £2,005,516.

020 7720 5244

Office 5 Wingate BX, 64-66 Wingate Square, London, SW4 0AF

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