I'm convinced that, at any given time, there are hundreds (perhaps thousands) of English-speaking students looking for real-time chat-based math help for free.

My question: how do I find them and help them for free?

More info: every so often, I get bored and feel like spending an hour or so helping people with math online. Sites like openstudy.com sort of allow me to do this, but don't have a good real-time chat interface, so communication is ugly.

openstudy.com also discourages people from giving students external links (eg, I can help you at my scribblar.com whiteboard at ... ).

Is there a good solution here?

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    $\begingroup$ Do you require real-time chat? Otherwise, good old math.stackexchange.com fits your needs. $\endgroup$ Nov 30, 2015 at 23:42
  • $\begingroup$ what about skype? $\endgroup$
    – celeriko
    Dec 1, 2015 at 15:20
  • $\begingroup$ @AloizioMacedo Yes, I think real-time chat is important. I realize math.stackexchange.com actually does have chat (I think all stackexchange sites do), but the questions there are fairly high-level. I'm looking to help students struggling with math in high school and early college. I think it would be great if more students posted on math.stackexchange.com, but it's just not that popular of a site. $\endgroup$
    – user3282
    Dec 1, 2015 at 16:56
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    $\begingroup$ @celeriko SkyPE's a great platform, but I first need to find students that need help. $\endgroup$
    – user3282
    Dec 1, 2015 at 16:57
  • $\begingroup$ @BarryCarter ahhh ok i understand now, thank you for clarifying $\endgroup$
    – celeriko
    Dec 1, 2015 at 17:06

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I was also searching for a place to teach virtually for quite a long time. I have finally found Cheery Education Center in Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya, that appreciated a little help in education (and still does). I found it through Skype in the classroom, there I searched for teachers who mystery Skype and looked at their profile.

  • $\begingroup$ Can give more details about practically reaching the students? $\endgroup$ Jan 19, 2016 at 20:53
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    $\begingroup$ cheerycentre.org is the website. Write to [email protected] and you can agree on the time and conditions of skype $\endgroup$
    – stanyas
    Jan 19, 2016 at 21:11

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