As a new academic year begins, a local virtual learning service is expanding its reach and connecting even more students with the educational help they need.
Kanata North’s TutorOcean says it’s adding two new universities to its online learning network: Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Vancouver and Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA.
The online learning platform connects educators and students from kindergarten to university in a virtual classroom setting, allowing users to seek extra help with their studies or interests.
The TutorOcean platform also serves as an instant messaging service between students and advisors and monitors their interactions. Administrators can track progress, review session feedback and ensure standards for academic quality and integrity are being met.
With COVID-19 still a major concern among students and their parents, the interest in virtual learning has skyrocketed, putting TutorOcean’s services on the radar of many schools.
“In recent months, we have experienced an uptick in interest for a platform that can help colleges and universities better manage their supplemental learning programs,” said Will Li, the co-founder and CEO of TutorOcean. “We welcome the opportunity to help these institutions ensure their students and faculty prosper through the pandemic and beyond.”
TutorOcean currently has 25 post-secondary institutions taking part in its program, reaching over 100,000 students, tutors and faculty members in the U.S. and Canada.