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The on-demand, online academic and wellbeing support system

From less than £2 per pupil per annum

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Through askOLA’s real time chat and interactive whiteboard, students can instantly message subject experts who will explain concepts and work through sticking points, like a teaching assistant would. Another pair of hands to support you. 

We then feed back to you with easy-to-read reports, including data on usage and knowledge gaps.  

Whether assigned to support your learners from home, or used as a trusted partner in the classroom, we’re here to help – from 9am to 9pm, 7 days a week.

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No question should go unasked or unanswered.

We believe that learning and wellbeing support should be affordable and accessible for everyone, on-demand.

How it works

askOLA provides next generation tutoring for students age 10 and above, in and out of school hours.

Our Online Learning Assistants (OLAs) are available for on-demand support with English, maths, science, essay writing and wellbeing.

Click to see how schools are using askOLA

Digital Teaching Assistant

Project-based learning

Absence cover

Student agency

More able and talented

Teacher wellbeing

High-dosage tutoring

Increased school capacity


English support

Alternative provision

Reduced teacher workload

Revision support

Homework support

Pupil premium

Pupil wellbeing

Intervention support

Extended learning

Wellbeing analytics

With you every step of the way

askOLA supports leaders, teachers, parents and students to uplift the whole school community.  Built to reinforce teacher-led instruction in the classroom and throughout the school day, our learning coaches are proven to lighten the workload for teachers, as well as helping parents to better support their children from home.  

Our support team ensure successful adoption across the community. You can rely on us for onboarding, professional development, parent engagement programmes and student technical support. 

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Chat online with vetted and qualified subject experts, on-demand.

From 9am to 9pm, 7 days a week.

For system leaders

Look after your whole school community by adding classroom capacity and wellbeing support with low cost annual contracts. Pay a fixed price for unlimited tutoring, from less than £2 per pupil per annum. Leverage the additional capacity of 100’s of on-demand virtual learning assistants in the classroom to reduce pressure on teachers.

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askOLA is an economical and equitable way to provide on-demand academic and wellbeing support for the whole school community.

For students

We know the feeling – you’re stuck on your schoolwork, but there’s no one around to help you at home, or you don’t want to put your hand up in class, or maybe you just don’t feel like talking.   

With askOLA, you can chat online with a subject expert, someone that you can trust. They can explain a tricky concept or even point you in the right direction for support for your mental health.  

Ask unlimited questions whenever you need to, without the wait. 

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For parents

As well as supporting schools, askOLA is also there to support parents. Are you struggling to find the time to help your child with their homework? Do you think your child could use some extra support with their schoolwork or maybe another trusted adult they can turn to for wellbeing support? askOLA!  

Our team of vetted experts are ready to support your child with their learning and wellbeing through our online, on-demand chat system. 

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Community stories

Schools in the askOLA community are embracing digital to help recraft the classroom, increasing capacity and providing next generation support for their students and staff. Discover how student-led learning can improve wellbeing and academic outputs.