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Yup - Math Tutoring App

App review by
Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Live tutors give in-depth help to tweens and teens.
Parents recommend

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Educational Value

Kids can learn about challenging math topics that may be tricky for them on Yup. Topics include pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and basic calculus. There isn't any content built into the app; everything that the tutors teach is based on the questions kids ask. Efforts to make the app more user-friendly by adding more math symbols and more accessible by adding audio output features would boost its learning value, as would written extension materials.

Ease of Play

Very easy to use. Follow the steps to share the problem via photo and line drawing, then follow the questions from the tutor.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Yup - Math Tutoring App is a subscription-based tutoring service using live tutors, available 24/7. The app provides math help for middle and high school students (even AP classes) provided by live tutors, who can view the students' homework (via photo) and provide students with step-by-step instruction and leading questions (not just the answers) through an instant message conversation. Students sign a code of ethics when signing up for Yup, saying they'll use it ethically and with respect for tutors. Read the app's privacy policy to find out about the types of information collected and shared.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bysunnyincalifornia August 30, 2019

Hands down, GREAT experience with Yup!

My eldest daughter, Emma (12), has always struggled with math. It seemed as though my husband and I had tried every option available. Our hearts broke seeing he... Continue reading
Adult Written byPam N. June 13, 2018

Overall great!

overall great experience. My daughter got lot of help since her middle school. It’s a great app for checking homework and getting help with math, chemistry and... Continue reading
Teen, 17 years old Written byYunimendez August 30, 2019

So helpful to study with!!!

I am struggling in math class and found Yup super helpful! They taught me lessons I didn’t understand, and were very patient with me. I really recommend!

What's it about?

When registering with YUP - MATH TUTORING APP, you need to enter your cell phone number and insert a code to connect this app's service to your phone. Once registered (via credit card, PayPal, and email address), take a photo of an image of the math problem on which you want assistance, circle the area where you need tutorial assistance, and tap the tab "Request Math Tutor." Once a math tutor is found, you can view that person's credentials and tap Start Session or End Session. Then enter a chat conversation with the tutor, and follow the tutor's leading questions or instructions on how to solve your problem. At the end, you will see how long your session was, and rate the tutor.

Is it any good?

This app could be a real lifesaver for middle and high school student struggling with math homework. Yup - Math Tutoring App is a paid subscription service. The subjects and course lists tutors cover are deep and wide, from early arithmetic to AP Calculus. Tutors provide students with leading questions and step-by-step problem-solving, not just answers like some math help apps. Users can rate and send feedback on their tutor after each session, and they can go back to session logs to review the conversation. For many students, Yup's subscription price is worth the time and frustration that this 24/7 tutoring service can save.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how your tween or teen can work with Yup - Math Tutoring App's tutors so they get the most out of this subscription service. Try to solve problems on your own or with a teacher or classmate first. If you use a Yup tutor, have the problem clearly visible and have your questions ready.

  • Discuss the ethics pledge that your student signs on Yup. Why is it important to use this tutoring service ethically and to use respectful language with the tutors? What digital citizenship skills is your tween or teen practicing that will assist him or her in everyday learning and future work life?

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Subjects: Math: algebra, calculus, geometry
  • Skills: Self-Direction: academic development
    Communication: asking questions
    Tech Skills: using and applying technology
  • Price: Paid
  • Pricing structure: Paid (Starter Plan $150/mo. for one month; Scholar Plan as low as $87/mo. for 3-12 mo.)
  • Release date: November 8, 2016
  • Category: Education
  • Size: 183.10 MB
  • Publisher: Yup Technologies
  • Version: 5.21.11
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 9.0 or later; Android 4.1 and up
  • Last updated: October 27, 2019

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