Study Edge announced the expansion of its online Tutor Matching Service (TMS) to the entire State of South Carolina in January 2021. Tutors have been flocking to TMS, including those from Chegg Tutors which recently announced its January 2021 shutdown. The TMS platform is easy to use, parent-friendly and tutor-friendly.
Time and again, Study Edge has led the movement around best practices in tutoring aimed at long-term academic success and real outcomes for students. Tutor Matching Service is the tutor management platform of Study Edge, a learning science company committed to improving outcomes in STEM for the entire education continuum, from K-12 to college and beyond. Over the past decade, Study Edge’s Tutor Matching Service and GoBoard, the leading whiteboarding application built specifically for online tutoring, have become the tutoring resources of choice for more than 500 US institutions, both K-12 and higher education. Study Edge’s legacy is the trust of students, parents and educators who recognize their commitment to closing the gap in the US education system, with integrity at the forefront.
The pandemic heightened the gap in education, especially for students with little access to social capital and those struggling to cope in the virtual environment. The education market saw a vast emergence of tutoring platforms that left students overwhelmed with options, and parents feeling pressured to pay high fees for private tutoring. Platforms from other countries, with little understanding of the US education system, further annexed employment opportunities from seasoned American tutors.
School districts can also get involved, if they choose. Administrators can allow teachers to work as online tutors at night and on weekends, to supplement their income while combating the COVID slide. Especially in middle school and high school math, online tutoring has been shown to have an impact on overall student performance. Just as with colleges, school districts can also add a $3 per-hour certification fee, which TMS remits back to the district.
For parents, this service to directly connect with South Carolina college students and teachers is certainly the least expensive way to find a high-quality online tutor. Unlike private tutoring companies that typically markup tutors’ wages by 100% to 200%, the new statewide matching service takes nothing from the tutors and tacks on just a simple 10% service fee. This fee covers credit card fees and other payment and technology costs. In fact, there are many highly-effective tutors available now for less than $15 per hour.
About Study Edge
Study Edge is a leading education company that develops and distributes customized content and technology solutions for middle school, high school, and college students. It works in partnership with schools, school districts, colleges and universities, state education agencies and others to offer online learning support for more than 1,000,000 students each year. Visit www.studyedge.com for more information.