A Lagos-based startup, TeachersAroundMe, is connecting educational professionals with people around them that need their services through its online hiring platform.
Through the platform, educational professionals such as teachers, linguists, counsellors, and skills trainers are sourced and screened to meet the requirements of employers. This saves the employers time as they don’t have to waste resources conducting several interviews with unqualified candidates to fill a position.
The vetted professionals are listed on the platform with their profiles indicating their qualifications, location, and pricing.
TeachersAroundMe also offers services such as CV fine-tuning, training, and mentoring for the professionals to increase their chances of being employed.
Founded in May 2017 by Arik Olakunle Awodein, the self-funded startup has signed up over 5000 professionals and about 4000 clients since its launch.
Founder and CEO, Awodein takes pride in the service they offer by stating that “With TeachersAroundMe, anyone and everyone can acquire formal education, learn a new language, get counselled and acquire a new skill at their various comfort zones, regardless of who they are, where they are, their age, gender and background.”