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Online Tutoring Platform Centralizes Academic Support Services for Students

A new institutional tutoring solution from online tutoring company enables colleges and universities to centralize 24/7 academic support services for students. The Learner Engagements Online platform, or LEO, is designed to help institutions manage a variety of tutoring services at scale and ensure students have equitable access to the support they need to succeed.

With LEO, institutions can customize the services available for their students, the company explained in a news announcement. Options include:

  • One-to-one tutoring;
  • Drop-off writing and math review;
  • Specialized subject tutoring;
  • Small-group tutoring;
  • One-to-many workshops;
  • Virtual study groups;
  • Academic advising; and
  • Job and career help.

Tutoring can be provided by's tutors, an institution's own tutors or faculty, or a combination of both. In addition, students can access a SkillsCenter library of self-guided resources, including test preparation materials, practice quizzes, video lessons, worksheets, and more.

Students can access the LEO platform through the institution's learning management system with a single sign-on, and then connect with tutors through their preferred format — text, voice, or video — synchronously or asynchronously. "All of the customization in LEO makes it possible for institutions to provide individualized support for every learner," noted Joshua H. J. Park, CEO of Princeton Review, in a statement. "The results are transformative: equitable access, reduced attrition, and increased pass and persistence rates."

LEO also provides centralized scheduling tools for staff members, early alerts to provide students with just-in-time support, as well as real-time data and downloadable reports. The company is currently developing a Teacher Dashboard that will provide an overview of students' support needs, enable instructors to refer students to tutoring, and create tutoring transcripts to inform instructors of the students' progress.

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Rhea Kelly is editor in chief for Campus Technology, THE Journal, and Spaces4Learning. She can be reached at [email protected].

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