Based out of London, MyTutor offers affordable 1-to-1 tutorials online by connecting tutors from the UK’s best unis with pupils at home and in schools. Recently, the startup has secured £4 million (approx €4.4 million) in investment, led by existing investor Mobeus Equity Partners and bringing total funding to date to £14 million (approx €15.6 million).
Bertie Hubbard, Co-founder, and CEO of MyTutor comments: “Through our consumer-facing platform and partnerships such as the EEF’s online tuition pilot, we know that we can make a difference and reduce learning gaps despite these unprecedented circumstances – and we’re delighted by the continued support of our investors. While the pandemic has seen a whole generation of parents experience the benefits of online tuition we believe this is just the start of a more permanent shift.”
Availability of MyTutor’s platform!
As per the company claims, the funding will be used to further develop and increase the availability of MyTutor’s platform. The online tuition platform is one of the four tutoring companies working with The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) on its initiative to launch a new online tuition pilot to help disadvantaged pupils as schools begin to reopen.
Founded by Bertie Hubbard, James Grant, and Robert Grabiner in 2013, its online network of tutors has facilitated over 1 million bookings, with 100,000 families in the UK relying on MyTutor for one-to-one tuition. Amid COVID-19 pandemic, MyTutor has seen demand more than double since school closures began, as families embraced online one-to-one learning to ensure the educational progress of their children.
Aims to bring life-changing tuition to all!
MyTutor was established with a mission to bring life-changing tuition to all. Notably, each tutor is personally interviewed to ensure they can explain topics in a way teens can understand. In 2018, Bertie and James were featured in ‘Forbes 30 under 30’ list of the world’s top social entrepreneurs. The company is headquartered in London and employs a team of 50.
Matt Mead, Venture Partner at Mobeus Equity Partners comments: “Since the early days of MyTutor it has been clear to us that Bertie and the team have created a service that has a real, positive impact, with great potential to reduce inequality of opportunities for UK school children. With this capital injection, we will ensure that MyTutor can keep up with demand at a time when online one-to-one tuition has become more important than ever to prevent the widening of an already existing learning gap. We know that the company’s potential to have a real impact on our schooling system and wider society reaches far beyond the current pandemic. MyTutor is setting the precedent for a new normal for tuition and we are excited to continue on this journey together.”
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