LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Department of Education’s Division of Elementary and Secondary Education is pleased to partner with Schoolhouse.world to provide free online math, Advanced Placement exam, and ACT/SAT prep tutoring for middle-school and high-school students in Arkansas.
Schoolhouse.world is a new nonprofit started by Sal Khan, the founder of the Khan Academy, and Shishir Mehrotra, cofounder and CEO of Coda, in an effort to help students during the pandemic.
Students who need support in math (pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, calculus, statistics), AP exam prep, and ACT/SAT prep can sign up for free tutoring.
“We are excited about this new partnership, which brings high-quality tutoring to Arkansas students at no charge,” ADE Secretary Johnny Key said. “I want to also encourage Arkansas educators, students, and community members to consider signing up to become tutors. This platform offers a great opportunity not only for learners who need additional assistance but also Arkansans who can share their knowledge and expertise with students around the world.”
The online tutoring sessions generally range in size from two-to-six attendees and can be accessed during the school year and summer. All sessions are conducted through Zoom, and to maximize security, sessions and student interactions are recorded and monitored.
“I’ve always believed that every child should have access to a free, world-class education,” Khan said. “Khan Academy has been doing this by offering free practice, instructional videos, and teacher tools. Now with Schoolhouse.world, we’re excited to work with the state of Arkansas to supplement that with free, live tutoring to students in the state. We already have several learners and tutors from Arkansas — indeed one of our top tutors is from the state — and so we’re excited to now expand this to everyone.”