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Waterbury Public Schools Partners with Varsity Tutors to Connect All Students with Tutors 24/7

Varsity Tutors Enables Students at All Levels to Receive Additional Live Academic Support 

WATERBURY- Today, Waterbury Public Schools launched a new tutoring program with Varsity Tutors for students of all levels within the district. WPS developed the program in partnership with Varsity Tutors, a leading platform for live online learning, whose breakthrough products offer personalized live instruction via a customizable, all-in-one platform. The new program will enable students to access on-demand academic support 24/7.


“At Waterbury, we look to find new and flexible solutions to aid in providing additional academic support to all our students,” said Superintendent Dr. Verna D. Ruffin. “The Varsity Tutors customizable platform is a great comprehensive online learning tool that will give our students extra support all year long at all hours of the day.”


The offerings made available today to support Waterbury students include:


  On Demand Tutoring: Providing 24/7 support to every student, On Demand provides access to quick support from highly qualified tutors via live chat across core 3-12 subjects. Students and tutors collaborate via a shared whiteboard that allows students to draw, upload a file, or share an image of their assignment. The service also offers proven standards-based self-study resources and enrichment classes across core 3-12 subjects.

  Essay Review: Available as part of On Demand Tutoring, Essay Review tutors offer coaching and 

feedback designed to help students strengthen writing skills. Students can upload their already-written work into a safe and secure environment and receive personalized skills-based feedback from expert tutors within 48 hours.


“By working closely with Waterbury Public Schools, we know we can help students on their unique paths to learning recovery,” said Brian Galvin, Chief Academic Officer at Varsity Tutors. “The highly-qualified tutors and personalized services meet students where they are to help students gain confidence and build knowledge at their own pace. We are very excited to partner with Waterbury School District to bring on-demand and high-dosage tutoring to all learners in need of additional instruction while supporting teachers and staff."


Students can now access On Demand Tutoring and Essay Review at the Waterbury Public School login portal.


About Waterbury Public Schools

Waterbury Public Schools offer a comprehensive educational program to over 18,600 students in grades Pre-K through 12. This program includes core academics, fine and applied arts, health and fitness, and career pathway offerings as well as special education, an alternative school, and several enrichment programs. Waterbury Public Schools mission is to inspire and prepare every student to be successful in and beyond school. Learn more at www.waterbury.k12.ct.us.


About Varsity Tutors for Schools

Varsity Tutors – the online tutoring platform used by millions of families – launched Varsity Tutors for Schools to help district leaders deliver 1-on-1, small group, and on-demand tutoring to students. Informed by insights from partnering with over 200 K-12 districts last year, Varsity Tutors built a full suite of services for schools and educators to implement alongside classroom learning. Most recently, Varsity Tutors launched a unique “teacher-assigned” model that puts teachers in the driver’s seat: using a single platform, they can easily request and schedule live face-to-face tutoring, share insights, instructional materials and learning goals with tutors, and get real-time updates on student progress.



Belen Michelis, Waterbury Director of Communications, belen.michelis@waterbury.k12.ct.us


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