It's exam week for school kids across the Tampa Bay area.

It means many students stress out, especially if they're struggling in certain subjects. At times, parents are little help, and even everyday homework can be frustrating for families.

Now, there's a new app that can help, and it was created by a University of Tampa student.

The app called Tutit connects students with qualified tutors, often in less than a minute.

Nick Villa is a junior at the University of Tampa. He came up with the idea for Tutit one night when he needed help in a hurry.

"I was doing homework around 11 {p.m.} one night, and it was due at midnight," Villa said. "I had know idea how to do it and I thought to myself, 'I was going to totally fail this assignment.'"

He didn't fail, far from it. Nick succeeded in talking his dad out of retirement and into helping him develop the app.

"I came to him with a few ideas before and he said, 'oh that's a good idea, oh that's an ok idea,' but I remember when I came to him with this one, I saw his eyes kind of light up and he said, 'Oh, wow Nick.'

"The light bulb went off over my head and I thought, 'this is exactly what these kids need.'"

Like most parents, Michael Villa also knew the frustration of trying to get a tutor for his kids, which can be a time consuming process.

"It's quick, it's economical," Michael Villa said of the app. "It appeals to them and their mentality. Instant gratification."

The app costs 79 cents per minute and there's no minimum. So if you have a quick question, it can be less than $5. The session can go longer if the questions are more complicated.

Also, all the tutors are college students or teachers, who are vetted. Sessions can also be monitored to make sure the job is getting done appropriately.

Click here to find out more about Tutit.

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