Troy, Mich. – January 19, 2021 – Edcor, one of the nation’s largest providers of education benefits administration solutions to employers – processing over $250M in tuition assistance payments and supporting more than two million employees in 2020 – announced an exclusive partnership with TutorMe, an online provider of tutoring services for learners from kindergarten through graduate school and owned by education technology services company, Zovio. The announcement was made by Edcor CEO and owner, Adrienne Way.
Under the terms of the agreement, Edcor will make TutorMe services, with special negotiated fees, available to its employer network as an additional service offering. TutorMe provides tutoring services in 300 subject areas in a secure, online environment via website or app through a virtual whiteboard, audio/video chat, screen sharing, and text. Tutors, who have been thoroughly vetted, are available 24/7 and can be accessed in less than one minute.
“TutorMe is an established platform that is ideal for today’s virtual educational environment,” Way said. “With Edcor’s national network of adult learners taking approximately 350,000 classes collectively per semester, we have a built-in base that makes the partnership between Edcor and TutorMe a perfect match.”
The TutorMe partnership provides Edcor with a new kind of service offering that will appeal to current and prospective customers as COVID-19 upends the employment market and creates a ripple effect on the need for upskilling and mastering key job duties.
“Anticipating the broad impact of COVID-19 on the workplace, we began a conversation with TutorMe in the early days of the pandemic, knowing the leading employer organizations we serve would be open to new ideas that enhance the value of their employee education dollars,” Way said. “At the same time, TutorMe wanted to tap into our cohort of working students to expand its tutoring reach. It’s very exciting for Edcor to be expanding our customer offerings with a service that is new, yet complementary to our existing suite of services in tuition assistance, student loan repayment assistance, and scholarship administration.”
According to Myles Hunter, TutorMe CEO and co-founder, the relationship with Edcor is among its first business-to-business partnerships, creating a new dynamic for the organization that began in 2015 focused directly on higher education providers.
“Through this partnership, Edcor’s clients will have access to our revolutionary online platform that provides on-demand tutoring,” said Hunter. “TutorMe can help make learning more convenient and as effective as possible as working parents juggle their jobs and supporting their children’s remote learning.”
TutorMe is the online tutor of the future—as a leading provider of online tutoring, the platform connects students with highly qualified tutors in, on average, less than 30 seconds. TutorMe provides instruction via video chat, screen sharing, and virtual whiteboards archived for future reference. They work with learners and parents from K–12 to higher education, either directly or through partnerships with academic institutions or via employer-provided benefits. TutorMe is part of the Zovio network.
Zovio (Nasdaq: ZVO) is an education technology services company that partners with higher- education institutions and employers to deliver innovative, personalized solutions to help learners and leaders achieve their aspirations. The Zovio network, which includes Fullstack Academy, TutorMe, and Learn@Forbes, leverages its core strengths and applies its technology and capabilities to priority market needs. Using advanced data and analytics, Zovio identifies the most meaningful ways to enhance the learner experience and deliver strong outcomes for higher education institutions, employers, and learners. Zovio’s purpose is to help everyone be in a class of their own. For more information, visit zovio.com.
Edcor, a certified woman-owned business, is the benchmark in education benefits administration. For nearly 40 years, our customized service and software solutions have allowed clients to use education benefits programs, including tuition assistance and student loan assistance, for employee recruiting, retention and development. Additional information can be found at https://www.edcor.com/.
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