TakeOff is a mobile application that provides free virtual tutoring services for Chicago high school students from disadvantaged educational backgrounds. The base of TakeOff volunteer tutors comes from Chicago high school and collegiate communities eager to volunteer. Tutor and student users input their tutoring preferences, including subject area, level, and mode of tutoring communication. Students can then browse the list of tutor profiles that match their preferences. Students can contact tutors through in-app messaging to initialize communication. Students can use the app for on-demand, informal tutoring arrangements or for established partnerships. TakeOff realizes accessible education for all.
TakeOff champions the ideals of the education development goal by providing a free, virtual tutoring service for disadvantaged Chicago high school students. The aim of such a service is to combat educational inequity through expanding access to quality educational resources like tutoring.