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iTeach

What Problems
Are We Trying to Solve?

Problem #1

All In 1 Platform

iTeach will be designed to be a platform that handles all aspects of online learning. From finding students, to handing payments, to creating and teaching your class.

Problem #2

No audience required.

A teacher should be able to come onto iTeach with zero social media presence and be able to do great.


Who Are We Trying To Help?

Alena Meservey

Alena Meservey is a talented and passionate dancer living in Massachusetts. She has dedicated her entire life to dance and she has developed an exceptional skill set in the craft. As she gets older she is beginning to realize however that dance is never really going to pay the bills. This isn't really something that she thought about when she was younger but now that she is trying to become independent from her parents it's all that she can think about.. Read more about Alena by clicking the button below.
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Corey Neault

 Corey Neault is a fitness instructor at a local gym in Massachusetts. He loves teaching people fitness but some of the lifestyle factors that the profession comes with are really dragging him down and has him questioning whether this is the right career path for him. Read more about Corey's frustration by clicking the button down below.
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User Story

Alena Meservey User Story

Follow Alena’s Journey from her first dance class as a little girl, to majoring in dance, to becoming frustrated with her financial opportunities to becoming a full time teacher on iTeach.

Discovers Passion for Dance

Alena's parents sign her up for dance classes when she was just two years old and even at that young age she knew that it was what she wanted to do in life. Step 1

Takes training extremely seriously up through high school

Alena takes her dance training extremely seriously all through schools up until the end of high school. She has given up a lot of weekends and tons of time that she could've been spending with friends or family in order to work on perfecting her craft. It pays off though as she is able to travel all over the country performing in dance events. Step 2

Decides to major in Dance in College

Fueled by her passion for dance, Alena makes the decision to major in dance during her time at University. It is a decision that would greatly impact her future for better or worst.Step 3

Graduates From College, Has a Hard Time Finding Work

Alena Graduates from University with a Bachelors degree in dance and realizes it isn't very good for finding in employment, this is extremely discouraging to Alena.Step 4

Finds work teaching at a dance school, but it's not much money

Alena finds work at a local dance studio but it's only for a few hours a week, really not much money at all, certainly not enough to live off of or be independent. Step 5

Considers Opening Up Her Own School Discouraged By the Numbers and the Lack of Freedom

Alena figures that opening up her own school might be a good option for being able to teach dance full time. But after crunching the numbers and seeing just how much it is going to limit her freedom she starts to realizes it's probably not a good idea. Step 6

Starts Considering Teaching Online but Has Little Success with Social Media.

Alena begins trying to find clients to teach online but similar to corey she has very little success in finding new clients. She tried many times to create content on social media to hopefully draw new clients but to no avail. If she isn't able to get clients from social media than where on earth is she going to find them?Step 7

Looks for other ways that she could find clients to teach online

Discouraged by the lack of clients she is getting from posting on social media, Alena begins looking for other ways to get clients online. That is when she discovers iTeach. Intrigued by what the app says it can do for her Alena decides to give it a deeper look.Step 8

Signs up for iTeach, Starts Teaching Online Full Time

After looking into all of the teachers of iTeach, Alena decides that the platform is perfect for her. she signs up, creates some classes and in just a few months she is earning enough money to quit his job at the dance studio  and teach full time online. Thanks iTeach!Step 9

Corey Neault User Story

Follow Alena’s Journey from her first dance class as a little girl, to majoring in dance, to becoming frustrated with her financial opportunities to becoming a full time teacher on iTeach.

Gets Bullied in High School

Corey is smaller than the rest of his classmates and since kids can be cruel they start to bully him for it. This has a big effect on Corey and he doesn't know it yet, but it is the event that is going to set his whole career in motion.Step 1

Discovers Fitness and Body Building

After being bullied Corey decides that he is going to do something about it. He starts reading all of the body building magazines and begins learning the ins and outs of fitness. After dedicating himself to training he makes remarkable progress in the span of a year. Let's just say that nobody is bullying Corey any more!Step 2

Decides to major in Dance in College

Amazed by his progress, all of Corey's friends begin to ask him for fitness advice...and he is happy to help! Before he knows it all of his friends are in much better shape and he feels great knowing that he helped them get there. Step 3

Decides He Wants to be a Fitness Instructor for a Living

Inspired by the chance to help others for a living Corey decides to become a trainer. He studies Kinesiology at Umass Lowell and becomes a NASM certified personal trainer. He now has everything he needs in order to be a great trainer!Step 4

Starts working at a local gym, It's great till it isn't

Corey starts working at a gym close to where he lives in North Andover. He loves helping people but he begins to notice that there are somethings about the job that are just awful! From the schedule to the pay it's just not that great a career. Corey begins to worry that maybe he has gone into the wrong field and starts to look for a way out.Step 5

Looks into being an online trainer

Corey starts seeing a lot of posts on social media of other trainers raving about the possibility of being an online trainer. It allows for much greater income, much greater freedom and it can all be done from a laptop...sounds great!Step 6

Tries being an online trainer, it's a lot harder to find clients than he thought

Corey starts posting content on his social media channels advertising his services as an online trainer. He is excited by the possibilities but reality quickly sets in when he realizes that no one seems interested in his services. If he can't get clients from social media than where on earth is he going to find clients to coach online?Step 7

Looks for other ways that he could find clients online, finds iTeach

Discouraged by the lack of clients he is getting from posting on social media, Corey begins looking for other ways to get clients online. That is when he discovers iTeach. Intrigued by what the app says it can do for him Corey decides to give it a deeper look. Step 8

Corey is so impressed he joins iTeach and finds plenty of clients to teach online.

After looking into all of the teachers of Iteach, Corey decides that the platform is perfect for him. He signs up, creates some classes and in just a few months he is earning enough money to quit his job at the Gym and teach full time online. Thanks iTeach!

Project Components

Teacher / Student View

iTeach will feature a view for teachers and a view for students. This way users can easily switch between teaching and learning.

Teacher Profile

Teachers must be able to customize and update a teacher profile with any information that might be of interest to potential users.

Create New Class

Teachers must able to quickly and easily create a new class. They must also be able to add tags to their class so that any potential students who might be interested in the class can sign up.

Send Documents

Teachers must be able to quickly and easily send documents to their students.

First Wireframe

What Did We
Learn From User Testing?

It was not completely obvious that the arrow drop down was what would change the view from student to teacher and vice versa. This is something that we will have to redesign in a future wireframe.
Users Didn’t Particularly Like Navigation Layout

 Parents are extra cautious these days about what major their child selects for college and rightfully so, especially if they are paying for it. These parents want the best for child and they need resource where they can research career outcomes for what their child is studying. 

How Can We Improve?

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