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TORONTO, Dec. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Donny Ouyang, Founder and CEO of Rayku.com, officially launched today the world's first market-driven platform for
accessible tutoring. Available globally 24/7, Rayku.com enables tutors to set their own fees, and students to select their
tutors based on price and quality—saving users an average of 60 per
cent per tutoring session compared with conventional alternatives. Rayku.com is focusing initially on math tutoring for high school students, with
plans to scale to many subjects and audiences. Users can get started
for free at www.rayku.com.
"We are the e-Bay of tutoring, allowing tutors to set their own fees,
and students to select a tutor based on price and quality," said Donny
Ouyang, Founder and President of Rayku.com. "Students can be instantly matched with the best tutor right at the
moment when they need help and only for as long as it takes to solve
their question. This saves students time and money, while getting them
the help they need."
Rayku.com launched in beta in April 2012 and has already signed up 2000 students.
Sarah Ming, mother of 12th grade student Nathan from Kingston, New York said, "My son got in touch
with a Yale math major who helped him understand a math problem that
neither of us could figure out. This is a crucial year for him, and Rayku.com is one way for me to support his efforts."
Chris Voutsinas, formerly an executive director at Goldman Sachs, now an
investor and member of the Rayku.com Advisory Board said, ""Rayku.com is a flexible and interactive platform with the capacity and scale to
cover a multitude of subjects and audiences and to quickly become a
market leader. Donny Ouyang possesses that unusual combination of
technical vision, business acumen, and entrepreneurial spirit that will
greatly benefit Rayku.com."
Donny Ouyang emphasized that, "I started Rayku.com because I had my own struggles with math and was frustrated by all of
the solutions that I tried. I set out to create what I myself was
looking for. Now, I want to make high-quality tutoring accessible
globally. I view both students and tutors as our customers. We strive
to ensure they have the best possible user experience. Students can
choose the tutor who best suits their needs and can pay only for the
help they require, in one-minute increments. Tutors have the
opportunity to hone their teaching skills and to supplement their
incomes. The entire transaction is immediate and transparent, like the
See Product Tour at www.rayku.com/tourpage
Rayku.com, founded by Donny Ouyang, is based in Toronto, Ontario. Rayku.com is the world's first market-driven platform for accessible tutoring,
available globally 24/7, enabling tutors to set their own fees and
students to select their tutors based on price and quality. Rayku.com has developed a whiteboard-based collaborative workspace for highly
effective knowledge transfer. Rayku.com is focusing initially on math
tutoring for high school students, and will scale to many subjects and
audiences. Rayku.com has raised a total of $400,000 from a number of investors and funds and
is supported by the Toronto-based GreenSky Capital, MaRS Discovery District and Ryerson Digital Media Zone.
Image with caption: "Donny Ouyang, founder and CEO of Rayku.com (http://www.rayku.com) , the world's first market-driven platform for accessible tutoring (CNW Group/Rayku.com)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121205_C6441_PHOTO_EN_21597.jpg
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