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UK-based #EdTech company expands its portfolio with world’s first marketplace for online tutors

Pamoja Education partners with cutting-edge online tutoring platform Spires to launch Pamoja Tutor

The UK-based EdTech company expands its portfolio of online courses via new online tutoring platform, Pamoja Tutor, through partnership with Spires, the world’s first marketplace for online tutors

Pamoja Education, the sole provider of online International Baccalaureate Diploma Programmes, and provider of online Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge International AS and A Level courses, has partnered with online tutoring pioneer Spires to launch a new online tutoring platform, Pamoja Tutor.

The partnership between Pamoja, which has 10 years of experience in online learning, and Spires, the world’s first marketplace for online tutors, scales up Pamoja’s offering of online learning products and enables it to offer world-class online tuition to students across the world taking A Level, GCSE, IGCSE, IB Diploma Programme or International A Level courses. The global K-12 online tutoring market is set to reach USD 60 billion by 2023 according to research and advisory company Technavio.

John Ingram, CEO of Pamoja Education said: “This year – Pamoja’s ten-year anniversary – has been an exciting period of growth and development for us. We’ve launched new online courses in curricula beyond the IB, and, through this collaboration with Spires, we are now moving into online tutoring with Pamoja Tutor. Offering online, one to one support for students anywhere in the world, it’s the logical addition to our course portfolio and increases our ability – and reaffirms our commitment – to helping learners gain new skills no matter the time or location.”

Through Pamoja Tutor, which operates within a single, easy-to-use platform, students can receive flexible, one-to-one assistance on course content from a dedicated subject expert of their choice. The platform allows students to post their full learning needs and requirements, choose from a tailored selection of tutors who bid for items of work, and work together with their tutor online on any device via a virtual classroom.

Pamoja Tutor offers tuition in 64 subjects through 350 tutors who are all experienced educators that have been fully vetted and interviewed. Students can review the bids they receive from tutors, check their credentials, read reviews from other students, and contact tutors for further details within the platform.

Leo Evans, co-founder of Spires said: “The partnership between Spires and Pamoja is a natural fit. Both companies share the same values in terms of ensuring the quality and experience of our online tutors and teachers, and both are at the cutting edge of high-tech online education. Students using Pamoja Tutor will enjoy an unmatched online tutoring experience.”

Ingram added: “We’re excited by what Pamoja Tutor can offer students. Not only can they receive expert tuition irrespective of time or location, they will gain practical experience of collaborative, digital technologies that promote self-direction and independence in learning; skills that are highly desired by universities and employers around the world.”

About Pamoja Education: An education technology company based in Oxford, UK. It provides schools across the globe with flexible online learning solutions, from structured content to courses fully taught by our own teachers. Pamoja supports schools in the successful delivery of their secondary education programmes including the IB Diploma and Career-related Programme, and most recently, Cambridge IGCSE and International AS/A Level programmes.

About Spires: The world’s most high-tech tutoring platform. Thousands of students are using Spires to work with hundreds of tutors across the world. Spires combines machine learning algorithms, a reverse auction bidding system, a fully integrated online classroom and whiteboard and much more to create personalised and successful educational outcomes for students at all levels.

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