By Talar Terzian
My Home Teacher, founded in January 2015 by Eric Vondee, is a business that connects teachers to parents who need private tutoring for their children at home. My Home Teacher offers private classes in all of the approved school subjects in Ghana.
Vondee started this business at the age of 20 while a student at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) and it currently serves the Greater Accra and Central Regions of Ghana.
Vondee’s business inspiration came from his experiences with his own private tutoring sessions, in which he watched his students’ scores rise, as they learned in the comfort of their own homes. It was then that he realized that students tend to perform better when they have tutors teaching them one on one, hence the birth of My Home Teacher.
The system is subscription based where by the teachers sign up with the My Home Teacher service and then they assigned a student that has the need for their specific expertise.
”My Home Teacher takes pride, not only in connecting qualified teachers to students in need, but making sure that they are a good match in both learning and teaching styles. Accommodating the student’s learning needs is key to their success. Not every teacher can connect with every student, so My Home Teacher prides itself in finding the perfect match so that the love of learning continues to grow.”
Vondee was named part of Top 30 Young Achievers in Ghana in 2015. He was also selected as one of the Top 100 Student Entrepreneurs in Ghana. My Home Teacher was awarded Best Novelty Project in 2016 by Neogenics Education Ghana, an NGO that seeks to improve education in Ghana by training teachers. Eric Vondee and My Home Teacher are featured in the upcoming book Ghana @ 60 which details the stories of 60 changemakers in Ghana.
Currently, My Home Teacher is working to expand its coverage area to include all of the regions in Ghana, and with the hope of franchising to the rest of Africa. My Home Teacher strives to impact over 55, 000 students within Africa in the next 5-10 years. An App that facilitates the connection between teachers to parents directly is currently in the pipeline.
For more information about the services offered by My Home Teacher or if you are seeking franchising information, please contact: My Home Teacher at: +233276021612 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org