Indiana Department of Education Partners with Indian American-founded Schoolhouse.world for Free Tutoring
Schoolhouse.world and Khan Academy founder Sal Khan poses for a portrait in Mountain View, Calif., on Jan. 14, 2021. (Photo by Dai Sugano/MediaNews Group/The Mercury News via Getty Images)
India-West Staff Reporter
The Indiana Department of Education recently announced a new partnership with Schoolhouse.world to support students in grades eight through 12 with free tutoring for SAT preparation, math courses and Advanced Placement courses.
“All students learn differently, and many need some level of extra support at different points in time,” said Dr. Katie Jenner, Indiana Secretary of Education in a press release. “This partnership provides access to personalized tutoring 24/7 at the click of a mouse. As we work to recover from significant learning impacts due to COVID-19, particularly in mathematics, this partnership with Schoolhouse.world will provide Hoosier students – no matter where they are or the needs they face – access to additional learning support.”
Schoolhouse.world was launched early last year by Indian American entrepreneur Sal Khan, who also is the founder of Khan Academy, in response to COVID-19 learning disruptions. The nonprofit connects students with live, small-group tutoring through Zoom at no cost, noted the release. Tutoring currently focuses on SAT reading, writing and math, with a math focus on pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, pre-calculus, calculus and statistics. Support is also available for AP courses including AP Calculus, AP Statistics, AP Chemistry, AP Biology, AP Physics and AP Computer Science.
“We are excited to partner with the Indiana Department of Education to provide free tutoring to students across Indiana,” said Drew Bent, chief operating officer of Schoolhouse.world. “No matter where you are in the state, or what resources you may have, we want to help you receive the support that you need.”
In addition to resources through Schoolhouse.world, Khan Academy and College Board offer free SAT practice resources. Nationwide, more than 10 million students have signed up for free SAT practice through Khan Academy.