About Us

About Us

Take control of your student's education

The highest quality education comes from the close attention and mentorship of a competent instructor. And we believe everyone should have access to that, regardless of location, race, religion, or economic situation. We're leveling the playing field with affordable instruction.

2020

Year we were founded

123

Monthly active users

48

Subjects offered

23

Countries available

Our PHILOSOPHY

Active Approach

Online doesn't mean passive. Our tutors ask questions and engage students to explain their reasoning and correct their thought processes. This type of active tutoring has been proven to enhance math and science gains.

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The human element

What's our secret? Great tutors.

From PhD neuroscientists to local substitute teachers, our tutors are dynamic, patient, engaging, and enthusiastic about their subjects. Sign up for a free session and see for yourself!

Our Story

Beginnings

When the Covid-19 pandemic hit during the Spring of 2020, Eric Earle had to temporarily shut down the in-home tutoring company he'd been running for five years. In the aftermath, families started demanding high quality virtual tutoring at affordable rates. Scrambling to meet this new need, Eric witnessed the power of virtual tutoring. While other online education platforms passively convey information to the student, Eric was able to incorporate the latest in learning research to engage students with active educational approaches. Eric's brother, Andy, is the host of Talking to Teens, the #1 podcast for parents of teenagers. His listeners were stressed about Covid and were asking for advice on managing their children's education during the pandemic. The only resources they could find were passive and weren't based on science. Andy realized his listeners were asking for the same type of solution Eric's tutoring customers were loving.

TUTOR TIPS

Co-Founders

Eric Earle

Co-Founder
Eric Earle started tutoring at age 22 and one of his early clients said, "I’ve seen you as more of a mentor than a tutor." This gave Eric an idea and founded an education company called Mentor Portland, which later became Tutor Portland.

Andy Earle

Co-Founder
Andy is the host of the Talking to Teens podcast, where he highlights research-based tactics for communicating with difficult teens. He also works as a ghostwriter, writing books on influence and communication for various authors.

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