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Proven sales giants with 25+ years of combined experience at high-growth edtech firms, Small and Hoffman will lead the company's national sales strategy and operational execution


Braintrust Tutors

Braintrust Tutors, the most comprehensive evidence-based tutoring platform for K-12 students, partners with families, schools and school districts to deliver consistent, customized, high-quality private tutoring support.

NEW YORK - November 17, 2022 - (Newswire.com)

Braintrust Tutors ("Braintrust"), the most comprehensive evidence-based tutoring platform for K-12 students, is pleased to announce the hiring of proven edtech leaders Jon Small as Chief Revenue Officer and Eric Hoffman as Vice President of Sales & Marketing. 

As Chief Revenue Officer, Small will oversee Braintrust's sales and operational execution, leveraging his vast network of school and district relationships to accelerate the company's enterprise growth. The edtech veteran has extensive experience launching, operating and scaling to exit/IPO numerous multimillion-dollar companies at leading edtech brands such as Veritas Prep, Revolution Prep and Varsity Tutors.

In his role as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Hoffman will lead and coordinate Braintrust's sales, marketing and product strategy, continuing to fortify the company's position in the market as a premier provider of high-impact tutoring. Hoffman previously held senior sales positions at notable edtech companies including Revolution Prep, leading sales teams that have amassed millions of dollars in annual recurring revenue.

"Jon and Eric bring decades of sales and marketing experience, and we look forward to the invaluable guidance they will bring to our team," said Jen Mendelsohn, Braintrust Tutors' co-founder and Chief Business Officer. "Their unparalleled expertise in delivering high-quality education technology products to schools and districts around the country will help us rapidly scale our business and solidify Braintrust as an academic leader in the delivery of the best and most innovative support for the students we serve."

For more information on Braintrust Tutors and the leadership team, please visit www.braintrusttutors.com.

About Braintrust Tutors

Founded by parents and teachers, Braintrust Tutors is bringing a new vision to the tutoring marketplace. Its personalized learning programs are strategically designed in close collaboration with each partner to accelerate learning for every student, delivered by its team of certified teachers and learning specialists. Braintrust is a progressive and inclusive platform designed to address the vast majority of students neglected by the one-size-fits-all tutoring model, including the 1-in-5 who have learning differences, the 2-in-3 who lack proficiency with reading and math, and the countless others who are grappling with pandemic-related learning loss. For more information, visit http://www.braintrusttutors.com and follow @braintrusttutors on Instagram and Facebook.


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Braintrust Tutors, the most comprehensive evidence-based tutoring platform for K-12 students, partners with families, schools and school districts to deliver consistent, customized, high-quality private tutoring support.

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Jon Small and Eric Hoffman

Braintrust Tutors is pleased to announce the hiring of proven edtech leaders Jon Small as Chief Revenue Officer and Eric Hoffman as Vice President of Sales & Marketing.



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Woolf University

Woolf is the first global collegiate university that allows qualified education organizations to join as member colleges and offer accredited degrees.

SAN FRANCISCO - November 16, 2022 - (Newswire.com)

Woolf, a global collegiate university, today announced the launch of Airlock, the first API to provide academic accreditation to higher education organizations and bootcamps around the world with online programs.

Airlock allows organizations to connect to Woolf by API to have their learning content benchmarked for accreditation value and matched to an accreditation license. Airlock combines an API with novel technologies for measuring student learning (U.S. patent pending) to create a complete picture of each student's learning experience. Woolf's core accreditation engine matches these experiences with regulated accreditation requirements to determine whether students can be issued with credits.

Woolf's core software platform, the Accreditation Management System (AMS), is designed to demonstrate the academic rigor required for accreditation. It encodes regulatory requirements defined by governments and accreditation bodies that work with Woolf, and it demonstrates when qualified programs meet those standards and whether students have earned their academic credits.

"Our mission is to increase access to world-class higher education and ensure that it is globally recognized and transferable," said CEO and founder Dr. Joshua Broggi. "Airlock is a significant advance in accreditation technology, making it possible for regulators to understand how students are actually learning across the web."

Woolf is the only global collegiate university that allows qualified organizations to join as member colleges and offer accredited degrees. Organizations that connect with Woolf become members of the Woolf collegiate system, which is modeled on collegiate systems like the University of London or the University of California.

Scaler Neovarsity, a constituent college of Woolf uses Airlock to manage accreditation for graduate degrees in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. "Airlock allows our students to use the Scaler learning environment, which has been custom-built to support advanced students in computer science. At the same time, it produces a record of all student learning for regulators, demonstrating our high standards and commitment to quality," said Scaler co-founder Abhimanyu Saxena.

Woolf has member colleges across five continents, where students earn stackable credits which can be converted to government-recognized degrees. Degrees from Woolf are issued with European ECTS credits that are recognized by more than 50 countries. Woolf has also been independently evaluated by ECE and FIS to be "equivalent of U.S. regional academic accreditation," and Woolf degrees have been evaluated to be equivalent to those from "a regionally accredited institution."

About Woolf: Woolf University is the first global collegiate university that allows qualified education organizations to join as member colleges and offer accredited degrees. Its mission is to increase access to world-class higher education and ensure that it is globally recognized and transferable. All of Woolf's member colleges connect with Woolf's software platform, which makes it easy to track compliance with accreditation standards and report relevant information to regulators. For more information about Woolf, visit https://woolf.university.


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Investment accelerates Braintrust's overall growth projections, increasing its capacity to reach more students and speeding development of its expanding edtech platform


Braintrust Tutors

Braintrust Tutors, the most comprehensive evidence-based tutoring platform for K-12 students, partners with families, schools and school districts to deliver consistent, customized, high-quality private tutoring support.

NEW YORK - November 15, 2022 - (Newswire.com)

Braintrust Tutors ("Braintrust"), the most comprehensive evidence-based tutoring platform for K-12 students, announced today the additions of notable investors Scott Sandell, Managing General Partner of New Enterprise Associates, Inc. (NEA), and John Chambers, former executive chairman and CEO of Cisco Systems and Founder of JC2 Ventures. The investments will assist the company as it accelerates its growth and solidifies its position as the preeminent leader in the rapidly expanding market for high-impact tutoring. 

Braintrust creates high-quality learning experiences for vulnerable students, including the 1-in-5 who have learning differences, the 2-in-3 who lack proficiency with reading and math, and the countless others who are grappling with profound pandemic-related learning loss. Braintrust partners with schools and districts to deliver its comprehensive learning programs - including personalized matching to its diverse team of highly-qualified, certified educators; proprietary curricula and customized lesson plans; ongoing formative assessments, reporting and data analytics; and high-touch support. 

Under the leadership of Co-Founders Jen Mendelsohn and Mara Koffmann, Braintrust has seen sharply increasing demand for its solutions. The investments of Sandell and Chambers will help the company to meet this immense demand. 

"This is a critical time in the American education system, with students facing unprecedented learning loss. Inequality and socioeconomic factors have a disproportionate impact too. Unless these students can be adequately supported, the national cost in human potential will be tremendous. Jen and Mara are world-class entrepreneurs who are democratizing access to high-dosage tutoring, delivered with the highest efficacy at scale," said Chambers. 

"I believe Braintrust has only scratched the surface of this opportunity, and I couldn't be more thrilled to partner with the enterprise to transform the lives of the most deserving students," added Sandell.

For more information on Braintrust Tutors, please visit: www.braintrusttutors.com.

About Braintrust Tutors

Founded by parents and teachers, Braintrust Tutors is bringing a new vision to the tutoring marketplace. Its personalized learning programs are strategically designed in close collaboration with each partner to accelerate learning for every student, delivered by its team of certified teachers and learning specialists. Braintrust is a progressive and inclusive platform designed to address the vast majority of students neglected by the one-size-fits-all tutoring model, including the 1-in-5 who have learning differences, the 2-in-3 who lack proficiency with reading and math, and the countless others who are grappling with pandemic-related learning loss. For more information, visit http://www.braintrusttutors.com and follow @braintrusttutors on Instagram and Facebook.

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Scott Sandell and John Chambers

The investments of Scott Sandell and John Chambers will help Braintrust Tutors to meet immense demand for itshigh-impact tutoring.



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The free, fully online course will enable students the opportunity to interview with Generation USA's employee partners.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - November 9, 2022 - (Newswire.com)

Generation USA and the League of Southeastern Credit Unions and Affiliates have partnered with Alive Credit Union on Generation USA's Credit Union Member Services Specialist Program, part of the Southeastern Credit Union Foundation's (SECUF) Community Spark Program in Florida.

The tuition-free and fully online five-week program enables students to learn the basics of credit unions, contact/call centers, account management, and online banking, use policy and product knowledge to make appropriate referrals to members, and practice adaptive communication with members and colleagues, addressing member inquiries, and de-escalating upset members.

Credit Union Member Services Specialists work at credit unions as video tellers, in-person tellers, or call center representatives. They are responsible for providing exceptional member service through basic financial transitions and resolving member issues and requests.

Upon completion of the program, students will have the opportunity to interview with Generation USA's employee partners.

"We are honored to participate in the Community Spark program which supports our shared visions of people helping people and strengthening our local communities. This collaboration also complements Alive's purpose of inspiring financial wellness by allowing us to provide important financial skills that will benefit the diverse talent group both personally and professionally," said Rose Gunter, President & CEO, Alive Credit Union.

"We are thrilled about the growth of the Southeastern Credit Union Foundation's Community Spark Program in Florida," exclaimed Samantha Beeler, President of the League of Southeastern Credit Unions. "By partnering with Generation USA, we look forward to helping adult learners develop the skillsets needed to advance in today's ever-changing workplace. While industries across the country are currently struggling to find and retain trained workers, we are proud of the collaborative effort by Florida credit unions to continue to improve people's lives, whether it is through credit union membership or by creating career opportunities for Floridians."

About Generation

Generation is a nonprofit that transforms education to employment systems to prepare, place and support people into life-changing careers that would otherwise be inaccessible. The global pandemic has led to an unprecedented surge in unemployment. Even before the pandemic, more than 75 million young adults were out of work globally and three times as many were underemployed — and 375 million workers of all ages needed to learn new skills by 2030. At the same time, certain jobs remain in high demand and 40% of employers say a skills shortage leaves them with entry-level vacancies. To date, more than 38,000 people have graduated from Generation programs, which prepare them for meaningful careers in 14 countries. Generation works with more than 3,900 employer partners and many implementation partners and funders. For more, visit usa.generation.org.

About League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates
The League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates represents 311 credit unions throughout Alabama, Florida, and Georgia and has a combined total of more than $165 billion in assets and more than 11.2 million members. LSCU provides advocacy, compliance services, education and training, cooperative initiatives, and communications. For more information, visit www.lscu.coop. Follow LSCU on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

About Alive Credit Union 
Alive Credit Union® is a not-for-profit financial institution founded in 1954 and continues to operate under the cooperative principle of people helping people. Alive is proud to offer full-service financial banking solutions to its members. Additional benefits include access to low loan rates, reduced fees, and a high level of personal service.

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