Students affected by the math crisis roiling the U.S. educational system now have access to a new math and life skills tutoring program from Boulder-based edtech startup Woot Tutor. The company announced the launch of its Woot Tutor Package for 5th to 12th grade students last week.
"From research in learning, we know that these areas are tightly linked. If you want to help your child succeed, it is not enough to address their math skills, we also need to strengthen their executive functions to have a life-long impact."
"Children are struggling, and parents are struggling to find the help their children need, when they need it, where they need it. Woot Tutor strives to make it easy for parents to provide best-in-class academic and executive function support," said Krista Marks, CEO of Woot Tutor, in a statement. "From research in learning, we know that these areas are tightly linked. If you want to help your child succeed, it is not enough to address their math skills, we also need to strengthen their executive functions to have a life-long impact."
Research-backed Woot Tutor has support from investors including the National Science Foundation, the US Department of Education and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Woot Tutor Package for students struggling in math is a comprehensive program that includes personalized online tutoring sessions with highly trained math teachers, life skills coaching sessions, Homework Help Hotline and guided study programs. The platform is available nationwide.
"Research shows that a highly effective way to improve numeracy and overall academic development is through 1-to-1 personalized interaction between a teacher and a student," said Dr. Michael Levine, Chief Knowledge Officer at Sesame Workshop and Woot Tutor Board Member, in a statement. "Woot Tutor will deploy breakthrough "high tech" and "high touch" elements by placing the most modern digital tools within the hands of capable educators to promote academic and life success. Our students' readiness to compete in the digital and global economy depends on solutions like Woot Math Tutor."