Is Tutoring the Next Big Thing in EdTech?

Screen Shot 2013-08-08 at 7.14.26 AMThe Silicon Valley Business Journal reports that a new startup, Tutor Matching Service, based in Palo Alto is targeting the private tutoring segment of the education market.

Ethan Feldman, the co-founder of the company, states: “It’s strange that there’s all these MOOCs out there but there’s nowhere to go to just find a person to help you.”

The article also mentions that the company has raised funding in the “seven figures” from 500 Startups and Andreessen Horowitz, and also has partnered with such universities as CalTech and Purdue.

Nevertheless, it would be hard to argue that this company is the first one to have a crack at the private tutoring – certainly there are others who are also targeting this potentially lucrative niche. One example that comes to mind is Testive, a company profiled in EdTech Times’ Q&A column.

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Yevgeny Ioffe

Yevgeny Ioffe

Yevgeny Ioffe, or as people call him, Yev, has been working in both the startup world and established companies. His career spans from joining Xplana Learning as it launched to Cengage Learning to MBS Direct when it acquired Xplana in 2009. Yevgeny brings to EdTech Times his passion for start-ups and technology, along with his interest in the ever evolving world of edtech. Yevgeny obtained his BSc and MA from Brandeis University and MBA from Boston College.