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Tutoring participants wanted! Join our free pilot!

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Brad Marshall
  • Agilix team member

UPDATE (04-01-2024): Due to the significant demand, we are currently at capacity for our Buzz tutoring pilot. If you wish to pilot it once we expand it to more schools, please fill out the form.

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Hey Buzz friends! 

At Agilix, we're always brainstorming ways to better support the journeys of students and teachers. Over the coming months, we’re excited to share what we’ve been cooking up, including this and other cool projects.

Today, we’re pulling back the curtain on something a bit hush-hush. 🤫 While I can’t share all the juicy details just yet, here’s the gist: We’re rolling out a tutoring service within Buzz that slots right into your existing courses. This means live, on-demand help from real, professional tutors (not bots) for your students. 🧑‍🏫 Whether your teaching is in-person, hybrid, or fully online, we believe this can be a game-changer in accelerating student learning and freeing up teachers to focus on those who need that extra bit of one-on-one support.

We think the student experience is something pretty special, and we're eager for you to experience its magic. ✨

Our slots are limited, but we’re inviting teachers or institutions interested in boosting their students' math skills (with more subjects to come) to join our pilot. Typically, we’ll need about 3 weeks to get the tutors synced up with your course, but we're ready to kick things off this school year or even during summer sessions.

Feeling curious? Keen to give this free tutoring service a whirl? Fill out this form to let us know or learn more. We can’t wait to partner with you on this exciting journey!

- Brad (VP of Product & Partnerships)

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Brad Marshall
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Hey Jason Albertson, let me address these questions directly.

Will students have access to the tutoring service during some activities, but not others (e.g., assessments)?

Yes, absolutely. While we have plans to make this even easier to control, during the first phase of the pilot there will be mechanisms to control which activities can tutoring be offered for.

Are the tutors associated with an organization that teachers could check out if they wanted an idea of what sort of tutoring help is provided?

Are there guidelines in place that would prevent a tutor from doing the work for a student instead of with a student?

Yes. In fact, our tutoring service partner has a long history of data and research for their methods and implementation. These are not just volunteers, but trained, verified, and professional tutors.

As the pilot continues, we will continue to refine the approach and the solution. We will also make some more formal announcements once it is ready to move to additional phases.

Thanks for your feedback and questions!

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Jason Albertson

This sounds like a helpful development, Brad!

As I've shared this info with some math teachers at my institution, they had some questions about how the tutoring actually works.

  • Will students have access to the tutoring service during some activities, but not others (e.g., assessments)?
  • Are the tutors associated with an organization that teachers could check out if they wanted an idea of what sort of tutoring help is provided?
  • Are there guidelines in place that would prevent a tutor from doing the work for a student instead of with a student? 

Appreciate you all and your culture of improvement!

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Brad Marshall
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UPDATE: Due to the significant demand, we are currently at capacity for our Buzz tutoring pilot. If you wish to pilot it once we expand it to more schools, please fill out the form.

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