South African startup EaziCode is a programming tutoring company that offers one-on-one and group sessions to help users gain vital technical skills.
Launched last year by Ngoni Mujuru, Tshegofatso Isaac and Thato Tshukudu, EaziCode connects aspiring coders with expert tutors. Its one-on-one sessions assign students a dedicated tutor throughout each course to ensure the best learning experience, while group sessions give students the opportunity to learn from and teach each other while solving complex problems.
“We were able to identify in our research that most local curriculums for primary and secondary education in South Africa do not have programming as a taught fundamental skill. Within an increasingly digital world, our goal is to bridge this gap and enable students to learn programming and build creative products at a much younger age,” Tshukudu told Disrupt Africa.
“We have established great customer relationships that have played a role in word-of-mouth expansion. All our clients who sign up for our paid courses always complete the courses satisfied, and their recommendations have been the main source of our growth.”
For its recurring paid courses, EaziCode has around 20 students per month, while its free courses get around 30 signups per month. The self-funded startup also plans to expand into broader technology training and education content development markets in the near future.
“Moreover, our main focus is South Africa, but since we offer online tutoring services, we plan to expand to other countries in Africa as well,” said Tshukudu.
“We currently have two paid courses, introduction to web development and a Scratch course, which we have seen great financial success with. Due to our business model, we have very few operating expenses and thus it is easy for us to make a profit. We do believe that we are still in the early stages of our growth but with the current success of all our courses, potential partnerships in the near future as well as our focus on growing our selection of courses. We hope to see an exponential increase in turnover.”