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After-school tutoring 'is like child abuse', says top head

The president of the National Association of Head Teachers fuels the debate over the private tutoring industry by claiming academic coaching makes children miserable<p>Sending pupils to private tutors for up to two hours after school is tantamount to “child abuse”, according to a head teachers’ leader.<p>…

Tutoring Marketplace Studypool Snags $1.2 Million

Studypool, a 500 Startups-backed startup offering an online marketplace that connects students with tutors on a per question basis, has just closed on $1.2 million in seed funding, after growing its site to include some 22,000 tutors and nearly double that in terms of student users. The new round, …

Startups

Indian Online Tutoring Platform Vedantu Nabs $5M From Accel And Tiger Global

Vedantu, an online tutoring platform, disclosed today that it has raised a $5 million series A from Accel Partners and Tiger Global Management.<p>Test preparation is a big market in India as more students gear up for the exams they need to ace in order to score a place at a prestigious university. The …

Education

5 Myths About Private Tutoring

Whether or not to hire a tutor is a decision that many parents face. However, tutoring can often be misunderstood. Here are some misconceptions:<p>1. <b>Tutoring is used for remedial reasons.</b> Traditionally, it is thought that parents turn to tutoring when a child is failing a class, performing poorly, or …

6 Signs Your Child Needs a Tutor

When is it time to look for outside help? Watch out for these factors, which will determine whether your kid needs a tutor.<p>When children have increased studies and busy family schedules, individual teaching can be a tremendously productive addition to a child's studies. "One-on-one attention from a …

Pedagogy

With $3.5M In Funding, MathCrunch Wants To Provide Mobile Tutoring For High School And College Students

It’s tough to find a good tutor, and it’s even tougher to find a good tutor on short notice. MathCrunch is trying to change that, with a mobile app that provides on-demand tutoring for students at a low price. To pursue that goal, the company has raised $3.5 million in seed funding to expand and …

High School

Hong Kong children benefit more from family time than after-school tutoring, study finds

Spending time with the family has a bigger impact on children's performances in English exams than hours of extra study in tutoring classes, a study …

Hong Kong
Brokerage

Intense after-school tutoring holds many lessons – for learners and teachers

Pre-service teachers must spend a few months working in schools to practice their craft and learn from qualified educators. This is an important part …

Teaching
Students
Students
Mathematics
Education Technology

Stanford team shows that one-on-one tutoring relieves math anxiety in children - Scope

Kids who suffer from anxiety about doing math problems can find relief in a program of one-on-one tutoring, which not only improves their math skills …

Mathematics

Japanese edtech startup acquired by US startup amid online tutoring boom

American edtech startup EnglishCentral earlier this week announced the acquisition of a Japanese startup offering similar online tutoring for English …

Startups
Swimming Pools

6 Useful Online Tutoring Sites to Boost Your Learning

Today, you can learn practically anything online — from mathematics, coding, speaking new languages, and almost anything else you can think of.<p>Dozens …

Education

Vancouver startup launches tutoring service for the 21st century student

Miguel Kudry's first idea was to start a phone-based service that would connect students connect with tutors, whether or not they were in front of their computers, so he built that. But the Vancouver-based business graduate, already a serial entrepreneur at 21, got feedback from his users, saying …

Education Technology

Private tutors are turning our kids into stressed, spoonfed dependents

From primary school to parenthood, every stage of human existence is now stalked by tutors, supernannies and lifestyle gurus<p>Socrates railed against the unexamined life. Today we have a different problem: the over-tutored life.<p>Every stage of human existence is now stalked by tutors, supernannies and …

Samuel Beckett

Time to Call a Tutor?

A little extra help from the right tutor can go a long way toward improving a kid’s complete academic experience, whether it means helping him get on top of a class he’s struggling with, helping him learn to grasp a subject from a new perspective, or assisting him in gaining confidence and …

Tutoring start-up raises £1m to bring online tuition to mass market

MyTutorWeb, which runs online classrooms, attracts investment from heavy-hitters in private equity<p>MyTutorWeb, a start-up that matches students with Britain's top undergraduates in online classrooms, has raised £1m from high-profile investors after growing 400pc in 2014.<p>The company, which was …

Education Technology

For Parents: 3 Frugal Alternatives to a Private Tutor

Education is valuable. You know that, I know that, and tutors know that! And whether or not you think of tutoring as highly paid skill, the truth of the matter is that tutoring is now a seven billion dollar business.<p>The average hourly rate to have a high school student tutor your child is around …

Small Business

Your tutor is a computer

When Kate Lloyd founded Evoke Learning in 2009, she knew the academic coaching service would involve lots of personal contact with her clients. Ms. Lloyd has learned a lot herself since then – about how that also means working with technology to take the service to another level.<p>"We specialize in …

Varsity Tutors Raises $50 Million In Series B

Varsity Tutors, the platform that connects elite tutors with students, has just closed a $50 million Series B funding round led by Technology Crossover Ventures and Adam Levine, frontman for Maroon 5 and judge on <i>The Voice</i>, as well as education executive Stuart Udell.<p>Varsity Tutors is based out of …

Adam Levine
Alibaba Group

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

The Brain

Mindfulness Exercises Improve Kids' Math Scores

In adults, mindfulness has been shown to have all kinds of amazing effects throughout the body: it can combat stress, protect your heart, shorten …

Mindfulness

6 Important Things To Know About How Your Brain Learns

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.<p>While everyone learns slightly differently, we do have similarities in the way our …