GoBoard

Mission

Over the past decade, Study Edge's GoBoard, the leading video conferencing application built specifically for online tutoring, has become the tutoring resource of choice for more than 400 U.S. institutions, from K-12 to higher education. Built specifically for tutoring, GoBoard is grounded in research-backed learning principles and is easy to use for both tutors and students, making quality one-on-one tutoring accessible online.

Program Description

Tutor Matching Service has developed an online tutoring platform called GoBoard. It combines video conferencing, an interactive canvas, and education tools like a graphing calculator, an equation editor, molecular bonds creator, and much more. In addition, there is a reference library with subject-specific tools, including math, physics, chemistry, business, and more. GoBoard also features a first-of-its-kind ability to text in a photo of handwritten work or textbook pages directly into a collaborative board for others in the session to then mark up in real-time. For K-12 districts, GoBoard can even track the online tutoring hours that your tutors and students complete for reporting purposes.

GoBoard was constructed specifically for tutoring, is grounded in research-backed learning principles, and is vastly easier to use than running a virtual conferencing app and a digital whiteboard at the same time.

With GoBoard, tutors and students can create multiple pages with custom names, expanding the amount of content covered in a session. Tutors or students can upload work to a shared canvas by simply snapping a photo and texting to a session number. Work is done collaboratively in real-time with audio, video, and text chat features. Sessions are autosaved, allowing tutors and students to come back to the same GoBoard at the next booked session.

GoBoard also boasts a customizable Reference Library that allows tutors and students to use their own source materials. GoBoard can be accessed from an iPad, tablet, laptop, or desktop device by opening up any web browser and clicking a GoBoard link. There is no unique or separate software to download.

Type of service
Technology Platform
Year Started
2015
Headquarter Location (City, State)
Gainesville, Florida
States of Operation
Alabama,
Alaska,
Arizona,
Arkansas,
California,
Colorado,
Connecticut,
Delaware,
Florida,
Georgia,
Hawaii,
Idaho,
Illinois,
Indiana,
Iowa,
Kansas,
Kentucky,
Louisiana,
Maine,
Maryland,
Massachusetts,
Michigan,
Minnesota,
Mississippi,
Missouri,
Montana,
Nebraska,
Nevada,
New Hampshire,
New Jersey,
New Mexico,
New York,
North Carolina,
North Dakota,
Ohio,
Oklahoma,
Oregon,
Pennsylvania,
Rhode Island,
South Carolina,
South Dakota,
Tennessee,
Texas,
Utah,
Vermont,
Virginia,
Washington,
Washington DC,
West Virginia,
Wisconsin,
Wyoming,
Virtual
Subject Offered
English Language Arts (ELA),
Early Literacy,
Math,
Reading,
Science,
Social Studies
Other subjects
GoBoard is a tutoring and academic support platform. Tutors and academic coaches can use it to provide support in any content or skill area.
Grade Levels
Pre-Kindergarten,
Kindergarten,
1st Grade,
2nd Grade,
3rd Grade,
4th Grade,
5th Grade,
6th Grade,
7th Grade,
8th Grade,
9th Grade,
10th Grade,
11th Grade,
12th Grade,
Post secondary
Languages Offered
English
Other languages
GoBoard is a video and audio tutoring platform. Sessions can take place in any language.
Setting
During School
Out of School
Delivery Mode
Blended
Virtual
Student-Tutor Ratio
Varies
Number of Sessions Per Week
Varies
Number of Minutes Per Session
Varies
Number of Weeks Per Program
Varies
Does your program engage with parents?
Yes
Family Engagement Description

Parents can join the tutoring session through the GoBoard platform.

Organization Type
For Profit
Customer Type
District, Nonprofit, School, Student
Cost to District/ School/ Non-Profit
Varies
Cost to Student
None
Type of Tutor
Paraprofessional, Peer, Teacher, Tutoring Staff, Volunteer
Other tutor type
College and graduate students
Randomized controlled trial (RCT) study conducted?
No
Quasi-experimental (QED) study conducted?
No
Contact Name
Melissa Thomas

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