Tutor Matching Service

Mission

Tutor Matching Service (TMS) is a web-based tutor management platform connecting tutors and students. Study Edge created TMS to promote student success with the core mission of increasing access to one-on-one and small group tutoring. K-12 school districts use TMS to offer one-on-one tutoring online or in-person to students and families by connecting them to trained and certified college tutors and local certified teachers. TMS is free of cost to implement for school districts. This service offers an economical way to connect directly with local college students and certified teachers.

Program Description

Tutor Matching Service is the tutor management platform from Study Edge, a learning science company committed to improving the entire education continuum, from K-12 to college and beyond. For K-12 students specifically, one-on-one tutoring has been shown to have a significant impact on overall student performance.

The TMS platform helps students connect with the right tutors at the right price. TMS is parent-friendly, allowing parents to search for tutors based on geographical location and subject. With TMS, families can schedule tutors online at the time that works best for them, even last minute. TMS makes it easy to decide which tutors might best fit a student's needs by assigning badges to tutors who are trained or certified by their institutions, such as High GPA or Tutor Essential Trained.

School districts can opt-in at no cost to have a TMS site built for their community that boasts a collection of tutors chosen specifically for their students. School districts can choose to allow local certified teachers to work as tutors on the platform. School districts can create vouchers with local or federal funds to support specific student groups by providing tutoring hours. TMS hosts a data dashboard for districts or school administrators with many customizations and tools to monitor teacher and student usage.

Tutor Matching Service has developed a 100% free online tutoring platform called GoBoard (www.GoBoard.com), the platform for all online TMS-booked sessions. GoBoard combines video conferencing, an interactive work canvas, and educational tools like a graphing calculator, an equation editor, molecular bonds creator, and much more. TMS creates unique links to session-specific GoBoard rooms, giving tutors and students easy access to a workspace that saves their progress for future sessions. With this continuous learning environment, tutors and students can build on past learning together.

For parents, this service to directly connect with state-specific college students and certified teachers is undoubtedly the least expensive way to find a high-quality tutor. There are many highly effective tutors available now on TMS for less than $15 per hour.

Type of service
Tutoring Program
Technology Platform
Year Started
2009
Headquarter Location (City, State)
Gainesville, Florida
States of Operation
Alabama,
Alaska,
Arizona,
Arkansas,
California,
Colorado,
Connecticut,
Delaware,
Florida,
Georgia,
Hawaii,
Idaho,
Illinois,
Indiana,
Iowa,
Kansas,
Kentucky,
Louisiana,
Maine,
Maryland,
Massachusetts,
Michigan,
Minnesota,
Mississippi,
Missouri,
Montana,
Nebraska,
Nevada,
New Hampshire,
New Jersey,
New Mexico,
New York,
North Carolina,
North Dakota,
Ohio,
Oklahoma,
Oregon,
Pennsylvania,
Rhode Island,
South Carolina,
South Dakota,
Tennessee,
Texas,
Utah,
Vermont,
Virginia,
Washington,
Washington DC,
West Virginia,
Wisconsin,
Wyoming,
Virtual
Subject Offered
English Language Arts (ELA),
Early Literacy,
Math,
Reading,
Science,
Social Studies
Other subjects
Study Skills, Test Prep, Executive Functioning Skills
Grade Levels
Pre-Kindergarten,
Kindergarten,
1st Grade,
2nd Grade,
3rd Grade,
4th Grade,
5th Grade,
6th Grade,
7th Grade,
8th Grade,
9th Grade,
10th Grade,
11th Grade,
12th Grade,
Post secondary
Languages Offered
Chinese, English, French, Spanish, Vietnamese
Percentage of tutors who can speak a language other than English
25%
Setting
During School
Out of School
Delivery Mode
Blended
In-Person
Virtual
Student-Tutor Ratio
Varies
Number of Sessions Per Week
Varies
Number of Minutes Per Session
Varies; we do not have a set session length
Number of Weeks Per Program
Varies
Does your program engage with parents?
Yes
Family Engagement Description

Parents can set up the student's account and message with the tutors.

Organization Type
For Profit
Customer Type
District, Nonprofit, Parent, School, Student
Cost to District/ School/ Non-Profit
We charge 10% of the total amount that tutors charge
Cost to Student
Varies
Type of Tutor
Paraprofessional, Peer, Teacher, Tutoring Staff
Other tutor type
College and graduate students
Randomized controlled trial (RCT) study conducted?
No
Quasi-experimental (QED) study conducted?
No
Contact Name
Melissa Thomas

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