We believe that text-based tutoring offers more advantages over video calling.
No time pressure: Our students tell us that because they are not constrained to a one or two-hour slot, they can take their time and think without pressure about what our tutors teach them.
No scheduling: The asynchronous nature of texting allows students to stop leave and pick up the conversation whenever they like. No video calls mean that there is no scheduling, and that we can help students no matter where they are (e.g., on the commute to school, after soccer training).
Anonymity: Video calling is a profoundly intimate experience, and it might feel uncomfortable to student and parent alike. Additionally, students can use Humbot the most comfortable way and don't need to make sure they look adequately dressed and sitting at a table with no background, no noise (like it is in video calling).