Outschool

Mission:

Outschool is an innovative education platform that offers a variety of engaging, small-group, 1:1, and async classes online. Unlike traditional classes, Outschool classes give kids the unique opportunity to explore their interests in-depth via interactive, live and async video by experienced, independent educators. When Outschool was founded in 2015, homeschoolers were the first to discover our classes, but it wasn’t long before kids in conventional schools began supplementing their education with fun and unique, interest-based classes. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Outschool became vital to families who wanted to keep kids learning, social, and pursuing their passions. Today, Outschool offers more than 140,000 live and async online classes to more than 1,000,000 learners in 183 countries worldwide.

Program Description:

Families looking for individualized attention to help their learner excel often face multiple hoops to jump through and limited choices that don't match their needs. Outschool is one of the most trusted names in education because we put families in control of their tutoring journey, offering them a flexible way to find and book an experienced tutor within their budget and schedule. We equip highly rated tutors with tools to give learners undivided attention, support, and care in a seamless, hassle-free online platform that ensures quality instruction anywhere, anytime.

Type of service
Tutoring Program,
Technology Platform
Year Started
2015
Headquarter Location (City, State)
San Francisco, California
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
Operation Locations
We are a virtual, learn-from-anywhere provider. In several states, we are also eligible for ESA funds.
Most recent number of students served
5,000
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
Languages Offered
English, Spanish, French
Setting
During School
Out of School
Delivery Mode
Virtual
Tutor-Student Ratio
1:1;1:2;1:3;1:4;1:5;≥ 1:6
Number of Sessions Per Week
One day per week, Two days per week, Three days per week, Four days per week, Five days per week, Six days per week
Number of Minutes Per Session
30 minutes or less;30-45 minutes, 46-60 minutes, 61-90 minutes, 91-120 minutes, 121+ minutes
Number of Weeks Per Program
6 weeks or less, 7-12 weeks, 13-20 weeks, 20-38 weeks, > 38 weeks
Does your program engage with parents?
Yes
Family Engagement Description

To support scheduling, Sharing tutoring session content, Reporting attendance, Sharing academic progress, Sharing social or emotional progress, Sharing at-home support suggestions, Goal setting and monitoring progress toward goals

Organization Type
For Profit
Customer Type
Parent, student
Cost to District/ School/ Non-Profit
$0.00
Randomized controlled trial (RCT) study conducted?
No
Quasi-experimental (QED) study conducted?
No
Contact Name
Rachel Kennedy

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