News Briefs, April 24, 2020

April 24, 2020 | Volume 51, Number 9

Online tutoring and test-prep company Varsity Tutors (St. Louis, MO) at the beginning of April launched online Small Group Tutoring to enable families or classmates to form their own virtual classroom and share the cost of live interactive tutoring led by subject-matter experts. Groups of up to seven classmates can be placed together in the interactive learning environment. Parents can share the cost, while classmates can continue to work together. The Live Learning Platform includes live video chat, a shared work-board, subject-specific tools , more than 200,000 practice problems and session recording features. In March, Varsity Tutors launched its free Virtual School Day, a remote learning program with live online classes and educational resources offering more than 30 hours a week of live online instruction.

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