Wyzant

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Wyzant
Wyzant logo.png
Type of site
Private
Founded Chicago, Illinois (2005 (2005))
Headquarters Chicago, USA
Founder(s) Andrew Geant and Mike Weishuhn
Industry Education service
Services Tutoring
Employees 80 full time employees (2014)
Website www.wyzant.com
Alexa rank Increase 9,651 (July 2017)[1]
Current status Online

Wyzant[2] is an online-based service that attempts to match tutors with students. This organization is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.[3]

Wyzant was co-founded in 2005 by Princeton graduates Andrew Geant and Mike Weishuhn with $10,000 raised from family and friends.[4]

In 2014, Wyzant had 80 employees and listed about 76,000 active tutors in its database.[4] 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 200 subjects online and in person to its users.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wyzant". Alexa Internet. Retrieved July 18, 2017. 
  2. ^ Eisenberg, Richard. "Why People Over 50 Tutor And You Might Want To". Forbes. Retrieved 2017-10-09. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ a b Rogers, Bruce (2014-09-17). "Creating an Online Marketplace for Tutors and Students". Forbes. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  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. 

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