Empowering academic support with Manning Tutors mobile app

The client

Our client is one of the leading players in the online tutoring space wherein they are selected as a “Trusted Provider” for the National Tutoring Programme for the third consecutive time in 2018. The UK’s tutorial company Manning Tutors focuses on the provision of educational support. Manning tutors go beyond the conventional tutoring services by providing support to visually impaired students during exams hence, employing scribes. Aiming at simplifying and improving its deliverables, Manning Tutors collaborated with Assystant for an innovative mobile application.

Collaboration Highlights:

Client: Manning Tutors

Objective: Develop a mobile app for efficient management of scribes, tasks, and real-time tracking.

Collaboration Timeframe: 2018


Manning Tutors encountered difficulties in scripting and scheduling through manual ways during exams. A multipurpose mobile app was realized to be required for check-in, team coordination, tracking location, and payout. Assystant undertook the development of a platform that would operate in a way of automating the processes, thus eliminating manual labor and increasing productivity as well.

Assystant’s Approach:

Addressing Manning Tutors’ requirements, Assystant embarked on a strategic development journey:

Web Backend with Python Django: The strong skills of Django, the Python backend, wherein the app’s functions are executed, are used to develop a web interface for smooth transitions.

Cross-Platform Development with Xamarin: We used Xamarin technology to achieve a unified experience when it comes to Android and iOS platforms, which also improved development and deployment within the apps.

Key Features Implemented:

  1. Scribe Management: Manning Tutors’ administrators gained a centralized platform to efficiently manage a pool of scribes.
  2. Task Allocation: The app facilitated the allocation of tasks to scribes, ensuring clarity and timely execution.
  3. Real-time Tracking: Live tracking of scribes’ locations provided administrators with real-time visibility, optimizing logistics.
  4. Payout Management: The app automated payout processes, minimizing administrative overhead and ensuring accurate compensation.
  5. Notification System: Scribes received timely notifications, improving punctuality and ensuring timely arrivals at examination centers.


The Manning Tutors Mobile App emerged as a game-changer, revolutionizing the way scribes were managed and tasks were coordinated. The key outcomes included:

  1. Efficiency Boost: Automation of manual processes resulted in a significant efficiency boost for Manning Tutors’ administrators.
  2. Enhanced Scribe Experience: Scribes benefited from streamlined task allocation, real-time tracking, and simplified payout processes.
  3. Reduced Manual Effort: The app’s implementation substantially reduced the manual effort involved in coordinating scribe-related activities.
  4. Improved Punctuality: Timely notifications ensured that the scribes reached examination centers promptly, enhancing the overall examination support process.

Future-ready Solutions with Assystant:

Manning Tutors’ collaboration with Assystant exemplifies our commitment to delivering tailor-made solutions that drive operational excellence. Through innovative technologies and a client-centric approach, we empower organizations to thrive in a digital landscape.

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