Tutoring platform, state form partnership for high schoolers

January 18, 2021 GMT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An online tutoring service is partnering with the state of New Hampshire to offer free tutoring to high school students.

Schoolhouse.world is a platform that connects people around the world to have free, small-group tutoring sessions. It offers tutoring in high school math and preparing for the Scholastic Aptitude Test, and hopes to expand in ages and in topics.

The platform is a creation of Sal Khan, the founder of Khan Academy, and Shishir Mehrotra, cofounder and CEO of Coda.

“We are thrilled that New Hampshire could become the inaugural launch state for this incredibly important platform,” said Frank Edelblut, New Hampshire commissioner of education. “Sal Khan is a legend in education, known mostly for the Khan Academy, which supports over 100 million students around the world. Now New Hampshire students will have access to this live support and the ability to mentor other students. It is a timely solution that addresses so many needs.”