Study Edge Announces Extension of K-12 Tutoring Service to Entire South Carolina

Education Technology Insights | Wednesday, January 06, 2021

The TMS app is easy to use, parent-friendly, and tutor-friendly, and will be released in many other states in the spring and South Carolina in January.

FREMONT, CA: Study Edge recently announced the extension of its online Tutor Matching Service (TMS) to the entire State of South Carolina in January 2021. Tutors flocked to TMS, including those from Chegg Tutors who recently declared their shutdown in January 2021. The TMS app is easy to use, parent-friendly, and tutor-friendly, and will be released in many other states in the spring and South Carolina in January.

Time and again, Study Edge has led a campaign around best tutoring strategies targeted at long-term learning achievement and real student results. Tutor Matching Service is the tutor management platform of Research Edge, a learning science organization dedicated to optimizing STEM results for the entire education spectrum, from K-12 to college and beyond. Over the last decade, Study Edge's Tutor Matching Service and GoBoard, the leading whiteboarding technology expressly tailored for online tutoring, have become the tutoring tools of choice for more than 500 US institutions, including K-12 higher education.

"We are excited and honored to be working with the Department of Education, colleges and universities, school districts, tutors, parents, and others across the State of South Carolina to launch this and other initiatives," said Ethan Fieldman, CEO, Study Edge. "Colleges can opt-in at no cost, and allow their students to work as online tutors to help pay bills during this time of high unemployment. For many colleges, Tutor Matching Service is actually a source of much needed revenue, as a 3 dollars per-hour training and certification fee can be collected by TMS and remitted to the institution. There's even a data dashboard for each college, with many customizations and parameters. Most importantly, though, we all know that the best way to learn is to teach. So, the tutors get to cement their knowledge of the subject matter while providing the low-cost academic support that is so desperately needed across the state during the pandemic."

For guardians, this program to communicate directly with South Carolina college students and instructors is the cheapest way to find a high-quality online mentor. Unlike private tutoring firms, which usually label tutors' earnings by 100 percent to 200 percent, the current statewide matching service takes little away from tutors. It charges up only a 10 percent service fee. This charge relates to credit card payments and other purchase and infrastructure charges. In reality, several highly successful tutors are now available for less than 15 dollars per hour.

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