About Us

Schoolhouse.world is a platform that connects people around the world to have free, small-group tutoring sessions. We currently offer tutoring in high school math and SAT prep, and aim to expand across more ages and topics soon.

Our Story

In the midst of COVID-19, the opportunity to access personalized help and dig deep into problems has been the central struggle faced by teachers, parents and students during at-home schooling. This sense of urgency prompted Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy, to find a solution by partnering with his college friend, Shishir Mehrotra, cofounder and CEO of Coda. Together, with a handful of volunteers, they created schoolhouse.world.

Team photo

Schoolhouse.world first opened its virtual doors to tutors and students from the public in early 2020 through a prototype site built in Coda. People from all over the world volunteered to tutor sessions; high school students, teachers, professionals, and PhDs alike. Since then, our team has run over 1,100 tutoring sessions with students from more than 40 countries, while working to develop scalable systems to monitor sessions and train new tutors.

Upon releasing our new web app in January 2021, the schoolhouse team is excited to build on what they've learned so far to bring free tutoring (and opportunities to learn by teaching others!) to hundreds of thousands more across the globe. Be sure to join our mailing list to stay in the loop with our effort.

Get Involved

  1. Volunteer to lead sessions as a tutor. Anyone can apply to be a tutor! Our community is here to give you the support you need to succeed.
  2. Sign up to join sessions as a learner. We are always looking for learners who are ready to actively participate and share their feedback.
  3. Volunteer to join our implementation team. To do so, please fill out this form to share your skills and availability, so we can see what projects might be a great fit for you.