This Reading List: Online Tutoring is an extension of our popular “Tutoring Markets Overview” and can be used independently or in combination with the beforementioned.
It features 23 articles and gives the reader a thorough introduction to the diversity and business of online tutoring in markets including the U.S., the UK, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Asia.
Varsity Tutors, a tutoring marketplace, raised a $50 million Series B from Technology Crossover Ventures and others. The funding will be used to improve the company’s live tutoring technology, its mobile applications, infrastructure and to accelerate its global expansion.
Founded in 2007 at Washington University in St. Louis, Varsity Tutors offers a library of more than 100,000 free practice sets covering 150+ subjects and standardized tests.
Tutoring marketplace TakeLessons has partnered with Amazon to provide tutors for its newly launched Amazon Home Services platform.
TakeLessons, a San Diego based online marketplace that connects students with high quality instructors, acquired Chicago based competitor Betterfly for an undisclosed amount. Betterfly’s employees won’t join TakeLessons.