ST. LOUIS, Aug. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Varsity Tutors, the Live Learning Platform that seamlessly connects experts and learners in any subject, anywhere, at any time, announced today that it has made on-demand tutoring available in all middle and high school subjects. With Instant Tutoring, students in any class can access critical homework and test prep support with a live, vetted expert in as little as 15 seconds.
The recent addition of 77 subjects brings Instant Tutoring to 216 subjects in total, making it the most robust on-demand tutoring service available to students and their families. The platform includes live video chat, a whiteboard, subject-specific tools like a document editor, and session recording and playback functionality.
The new subjects encompass the full spectrum of middle and high school curricula, including AP and IB courses, mathematics, science, history, languages, computer science and more. The platform has also added less traditional high school subjects, such as music theory, film, studio art, design, theatre and business management. This news comes at a time when increasingly competitive college admissions processes have prompted high school students to enroll in more challenging courses. The College Board reported an AP enrollment growth from 691,437 students in 2007 to 1.17 million in 2017, creating a need among more students to schedule on-demand sessions for immediate assistance in fast-paced courses.
"We're continuing to see momentum with Instant Tutoring because parents and students have seen firsthand the benefits of being able to connect with an expert in any subject right from your laptop or mobile phone. Instant usage is up triple digits year over year, with the bulk of demand coming from our middle and high school-aged students," said Chuck Cohn, founder and CEO of Varsity Tutors. "We prioritized adding Instant Tutoring for every middle and high school subject this school year because we wanted to ensure students could find help in any subject, whenever they needed it. That's the promise of Instant Tutoring, and knowing it can be a resource for any middle and high school student in any class is a major milestone for us."
Cohn founded Varsity Tutors in 2007 after a poor experience with a tutor led him to the realization that the tutoring industry was outdated and could benefit from an Internet-era approach. Since then, the company has blossomed into a go-to resource for students and parents across the country to find educational assistance whenever they need it. The company has brought the tutoring market online and connects students with more than 40,000 experts for online, mobile and instant instruction. Parents and students across the country are realizing the benefits of Instant Tutoring.
"Leslie worked with my daughter on AP US History. My daughter was having difficulty with this class, and one day when going nowhere while studying for an exam, she thought she'd give Varsity Tutors' Instant Tutoring a try (at 11:00 p.m. at night)," said Lisa Bieder, a mother and Varsity Tutors customer. "After working with Leslie, my daughter's average in AP US History went from a C to a B+. It's amazing how many different subjects Varsity Tutors is capable of producing a tutor for. It's like a one-stop shop for all our varied needs!"
About Varsity Tutors
Varsity Tutors is a Live Learning Platform that seamlessly connects experts and learners in any subject, anywhere, at any time. To date, students have accessed nearly four million hours of live instruction on the platform. Experts are available to meet in person or through the company's award-winning online and mobile platforms, which account for the majority of all sessions. The company has raised $107 million in funding from investors including TCV, Learn Capital and The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Varsity Tutors was founded in 2007 at Washington University in St. Louis. For more information, visit https://www.varsitytutors.com.
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