MyTuition aims to fill in the gaps in the Malaysian education infrastructure, which has been left crippled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. (Photo by Youth World Development)
Eddie Lim Yit Min, Youth World Development CEO (Photo by Youth World Development)
KUALA LUMPUR (May 21): Online tuition platform MyTuition (www.mytuition.live) is offering a comprehensive learning management system to enable students from across the country to learn from a team of handpicked teachers.
MyTuition is owned by Youth World Development Sdn Bhd, a company specialising in youth development programmes in schools nationwide.
In a statement yesterday, Youth World Development founder and chief executive officer Eddie Lim Yit Min said the platform’s development began in January 2019 and was initially developed for the purpose of connecting all teachers and students in the country regardless of their geographical location.
Lim said since the closure of schools due to the Movement Control Order (MCO) by the Malaysian government, the company decided it would be beneficial to begin the service for free to help supplement the current online education infrastructure.
He said since the MCO began in March, many teachers and parents were now resorting to various applications such as Zoom and Skype to conduct their classes online.
“While these tools are great for live streaming, they lack the functions required for proper teaching and learning to take place. Education, sadly, has been crippled in our country,” he said.
On the technical aspects of the platform, Youth World Development chief technology officer Ng Keng Fai said MyTuition’s aim is to transfer the classroom learning experience to the virtual space by integrating all the necessary functions for conducive teaching and learning to occur in a single platform, including LIVE streaming, course and material management, quiz management, digital whiteboard, and gamification features with leader boards and e-awards for top students.
“We understand that some teachers who would be teaching on the platform may not be technologically savvy. With that in mind, MyTuition was developed to be user-friendly and intuitive to facilitate teaching,” Ng said.
Lim said it was important for students to keep up with their education even though public examinations have been cancelled or postponed.
“They still need to be prepared for the upcoming year and students who will be finishing secondary school need to brace themselves for tertiary education which would be different from school life,” he said.
To enrol and gain access to these classes for free, students and teachers may visit www.mytuition.live and register for an account.
For more information about MyTuition, visit its Facebook profile at www.facebook.com/mytuition.live.