MyTeacherAide, a Hobart-based educational technology startup formed by two Tasmanian teachers, recently announced the launch of its groundbreaking AI-powered tool for teachers, aimed at helping educators save time, encourage creativity, and improve student outcomes. This platform, designed to transform the educational experience, is already generating interest among hundreds of educators who have begun exploring its capabilities.
MyTeacherAide, founded earlier this year by Paul Matthews and Jacob Skierka, empowers educators by reducing workloads and revitalizing their work-life balance. Using cutting-edge AI, the platform provides user-friendly tools to help with planning, curriculum alignment, resource creation, and more.
The pilot combines the latest version of the Australian Curriculum (AC9) with cutting-edge artificial intelligence to provide five dynamic tools: Lesson Planner, Curriculum Expert, Quiz Generator, Rubric Generator, and Text Differentiator. This launch marks a significant advancement in educational technology, allowing teachers to create engaging, effective, and personalized learning experiences with the click of a button.
Speaking about the initiative, Co-founder & CEO of MyTeacherAide, Paul Matthews, said:
As teachers, it’s essential to realise that AI isn’t here to replace us; it’s here to help us. I talk to teachers daily who struggle to keep their heads above water. It’s wild that 70% of teachers say their workload is unmanageable… As teachers, we need all the help we can get, so we built MyTeacherAide.
As part of its pilot programme, MyTeacherAide offers teachers a 10-day free trial, giving them first-hand experience of its transformative potential. The platform promises to address common teaching challenges, such as time-consuming lesson planning and the need for personalized student engagement.
The launch of MyTeacherAide is a critical turning point for the company and a beacon of innovation in the EdTech space. Journalists, educators, and tech enthusiasts are all invited to witness the evolution of teaching tools.
Isaac Smith, Grade 5/6 Teacher and curriculum Lead from Hobart, commented:
The excitement is already palpable: The learning needs in my class are more diverse than ever. MyTeacherAide will help me ensure every student gets what they need to learn. I love my students, and I’m grateful for anything that will help me make learning more accessible to them.
Co-founder Matthews hopes that a successful pilot in Australia for MyTeacherAide – an entirely bootstrapped company – will lead to positive results for overseas expansion, with 40 people already signed up for a similar programme in North America in 2024, as well as another 40 in India and the UAE.