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Interactive website developed to help CSEC students

Published:Thursday | April 26, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Troy Reid, co-founder of the tutorial site which interweaves entertainment and education. - Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer

As secondary-school students enter the final stage of preparation ahead of this year's Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations, an innovative and interactive tutorial website has been created to provide examination practice.

Wizznotes.com is an educational tutorial site which interweaves entertainment and education in its approach to presenting its content and ensuring it holds the users' attention.

"Students can study and then have interesting breaks with much entertainment," Troy Reid, the website's co-founder, hinted.

Reid, who is also the chief financial officer of Wizznotes, boasted that he and Jamie Recas decided to create an educational web page to illustrate their respective passion for education.

"We wanted to play a role in education. What we did was to follow the CXC (Caribbean Examinations Council) syllabus. The tutorials were written by professionals who are tutors and teachers," Reid reasoned.

He told The Gleaner that the concept for Wizznotes came about in 2008, but the website was created in 2011 at a start-up cost of $1 million.

Wizznotes offers free tutorials in 10 subject areas - principles of accounts, chemistry, French, English, biology, principles of business, mathematics, information technology, economics and Spanish.

-Sheldon Williams