Wyzant

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Wyzant
Wyzant logo.png
Type of site
Private
FoundedChicago, Illinois (2005 (2005))
Headquarters
Chicago
,
USA
Area servedUnited States
Founder(s)Andrew Geant and Mike Weishuhn
IndustryEducation service
ServicesTutoring
Employees80 full time employees (2014)
Websitewww.wyzant.com
Alexa rankIncrease 9,651 (July 2017)[1]
Current statusOnline

Wyzant is an online services marketplace in educational technology for matching tutors with students. This organization is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.[2]

Wyzant was co-founded in 2005 by Princeton graduates Andrew Geant and Mike Weishuhn with $10,000 raised from family and friends.[3] In 2013, Accel Partners invested $21.5 million into Wyzant.[4]

In 2014, Wyzant had 80 employees and listed about 76,000 active tutors in its database.[3] It claims to have about 2 million registered users, from kindergarteners to PhD candidates.[5] In 2013, Wyzant claimed that its highest-paid tutor earned $120,000.[5] In 2014, the company claims to have booked $100 million in tutoring sessions and claims to have logged almost 2.5 million hours of instruction.[5]

Wyzant claims to teach more than 300 subjects online and in person to its users.[6]

In 2018, Wyzant ranked #6 on Indeed's list of top rated workplaces in Chicago.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wyzant". Alexa Internet. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  2. ^ Loizos, Connie. "Clark, an app that claims to aim to "turn every educator into an entrepreneur," launches with a reported $1 million in funding". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2017-10-09.
  3. ^ a b Rogers, Bruce (2014-09-17). "Creating an Online Marketplace for Tutors and Students". Forbes. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Accel Partners Put $21.5M into WyzAnt Tutoring Service". Edsurge.
  5. ^ a b c Tilin, Andrew (September 13, 2014). "Meet the eHarmony of Tutoring". Entrepreneur. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  6. ^ Eisenberg, Richard. "Why People Over 50 Tutor And You Might Want To". Forbes. Retrieved 2017-09-26.
  7. ^ "Top-Rated Workplaces: Best in Chicago". Indeed.

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