The philosophy behind All About The Knowledge
Many people want to learn more about the world. Many people have something they could teach. Why not help these people find each other?
We believe college and certificates have their place. But they add tremendous cost and overhead to learning. For everyone who wants to learn something more (and a web search isn't quite enough) there's All About The Knowledge .
The premise is simple. Start with the teacher and cut out everything else that makes college too expensive. No administration. No football team. No degree program and accrediation. No grades. Just Learn.
By letting teachers focus on teaching: it simplifies their world; let's them collect more of the profits; and lets the students learn for less.
We think we're on to something here. 🙂
We strongly believe we've figured out how to help teachers make more, students pay less, and make a little for ourselves, as well.
How? By simplifying everything. Cut out everything that needlessly adds cost, time, or hassle - and leave only what the student wants. Just to learn.
Minimize waste. Just Learn.
Intrigued?Available Classes Teach a Class
The basic process.
Anyone who wants to teach, can sign up and offer a class.
A class is just one meeting.
Said another way...
In most cases signing up for a class is not signing up for an entire course or series, but just one learning session.
*Travel Learning is the only exception to the 'one class = one day' rule that we encourage.
Students pay the teacher directly, one class at a time, before joining the class.
All About The Knowledge is working on ways to help teachers collect money, but is trying to do so without increasing expense or liability to the community. Bitcoin. ACH transactions. etc.
If you liked to discuss systems / technology to help teachers (or All About The Knowledge ) affordably and reliably collect money, join the conversation with us on Facebook.
The class is 100% focused on trying to teach the student.
If the teacher doesn't think it helps, there are no grades, no formal tests, no certificates, no homework, etc.
If the students and teachers think the best path is to just practice during the class - got for it.
If the students and teachers find value in labwork or homework, do it.
Here, the teachers and students focus on learning and cut out everything else.
The teacher only owes All About The Knowledge $0.30 per student/class.
Kerry the Tutor
Let's use an example of Kerry the Tutor to show how much teachers (and students) can save with us.
Kerry charges a very typical $45/hr for tutoring. Bob signs up for one hour.
Kerry collects $45 from Bob the day of the class.
At the end of the month, with us, Kerry owes us $0.30 and Kerry keeps $44.70
If Kerry worked for a typical tutoring agency, Kerry might be charged 25% (reference). That means Kerry would only keep $33.75.
That's $10.95 extra Kerry keeps, per hour, with us. Now, some tutors will keep that and make a better living for themselves. Some tutors may reduce their price, allowing them to still make good money while the student gets to pay a little less.
This can be a win for all of us. 🙂
How we collect.
An invoice is sent once a month.
The teacher pays All About The Knowledge nothing until he or she owes $10+ dollars. (That's 34 student/lessons) This means if you try to teach and it doesn't work out, you never pay All About The Knowledge a dime. It's risk free.
Once that is paid, no additional payment is needed until the bill is over $10 again.
A limited time deal.
A deal for helping All About The Knowledge grow.
While All About The Knowledge is in beta and the community is growing, All About The Knowledge is waiving all fees we charge the teacher. Free. 🙂
While we are all growing this community, teachers get to keep every dime they collect. We're all in this together and we thank the teachers that help us grow.
At the beginning of each month, we will clearly announce whether All About The Knowledge will continue waiving fees or not, so the teachers can plan accordingly.
The teacher and student automatically get favorable ratings.
The student decides if he or she has learned enough and liked the class.
If the student liked the class and teacher, and wants to learn more, the student simply signs up for another lesson. 🙂 Simple.
If the student learned all he or she wanted to and liked the teacher, the student is done. No further commitments needed.
If the student didn't like the class, the student has two choices.
- Simply, not sign up for another lesson. Easy.
- Or change the automatic rating to a dislike to warn other students about this class.