Wyzant Strengthens University Partnerships with Addition of Jonathan Kaplan to its Advisory Board

Education Technology Veteran to Help Guide Wyzant’s Strategic Direction for Online and Personalized Learning

CHICAGO, Feb. 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Personalized learning is a top priority for universities as they seek to improve student retention and completion rates. To build on its strengths as a personalized learning partner to higher education, Wyzant, the largest tutoring marketplace in the U.S., today announced the appointment of Jonathan Kaplan to its advisory board. Kaplan brings more than 15 years of experience in the education sector, with a focus on higher education and digital learning.

“We partner with universities that use our technology and unrivaled network of tutors to give their students the personalized support they need to stay in school and graduate on time,” said Wyzant co-founder and CEO Andrew Geant. “But our work is never done, and Jon’s background in leveraging technology in higher education makes him the perfect fit for our team.”

Kaplan, who currently is a strategic advisor to private equity firms and education companies, will collaborate with Wyzant’s management team to ensure that the company’s products and services align with the demands of higher education.

“Universities that support their students with online learning tools see stronger retention and completion rates – especially among the most at-risk student populations,” said Kaplan. “Wyzant’s robust network of more than 75,000 tutors provides the personalized, one-on-one learning and support that students need, regardless of subject or topic. Our technology allows us to serve students wherever they are and whenever they need help.”

Kaplan has more than 15 years of experience in higher education, most recently as President and CEO of Walden University, an accredited 50,000-student online university. He also served as Chief of Staff of the National Economic Council at the White House under President Clinton.

For more information about Wyzant, visit www.wyzant.com.

About Wyzant
Wyzant is the largest tutoring marketplace in the U.S., supporting more than one million hours of one-on-one, online and in-person instruction each year. Students from kindergarten to graduate school to adults in the workforce use Wyzant to tap into the expertise of more than 75,000 tutors across thousands of academic and professional subject areas. Wyzant was bootstrapped in 2005 by CEO Andrew Geant and CTO Mike Weishuhn and took its first and only outside investment, from Accel Partners, in 2013.

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