BETT Awards 2016: Math-Whizz® announced winner in the International Digital Education Resource category

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Richard Marett, CEO Whizz Education, notes, “We are delighted that the panel recognizes the contribution of Whizz Education and its international partners in bringing adaptive virtual online tutoring to learning environments around the world.”

Whizz Education is a pioneering education company that partners with parents, schools, districts and donor organizations to raise achievement in math through virtual tutoring, teacher-led digital resources and application of best practices.

Math-Whizz is now available in four languages – English, Spanish, Thai and Russian – and has been adapted to multiple curricula. Educators are supported by teams in London, Seattle, Nairobi and Dubai.

We would like to thank our amazing client base in the United States and across the world.  Working with committed districts, such as Anchorage in Alaska and Federal Way in Washington State, has been a real privilege.

For more information about Whizz Education and the Math-Whizz Suite, visit www.whizz.com

Math-Whizz in the United States

Over the last eight years our Seattle based company has partnered with schools and districts across the US to raise achievement levels in math. The service was first adapted to local state curriculum, and more recently, to meet Common Core State Standards.

Whizz Education is committed in continuing to deliver a high quality service to meet the needs of a demanding and forward thinking market as it moves to a blended learning approach to deliver 21st century learning skills to their children. The recent extension of the content to include K-8 Spanish is a big boost to our schools and ELL students.

Math-Whizz in Mexico

In 2015 Whizz Education partnered with the Institute of Education in Aguascalientes in Mexico to harness the power of online adaptive tutoring, and to help teachers develop and use digital teaching resources to achieve learning outcomes.

The objective is to use Spanish-language educational technology to raise achievement across STEM subjects. Following the success of the first pilot program, a second phase is currently being rolled out. Altogether, it will reach 50,000 students across the state of Aguascalientes. Teachers receive training in how to implement both adaptive tutoring technology and whole-classroom teaching tools.

Math-Whizz in Kenya

Whizz Education is currently working with Avanti (global satellite operator), sQuid (digital payment systems provider) and Camara Education (international charity and social enterprise) to deliver e-learning programs to thousands of marginalized girls in rural Kenya as part of a ground-breaking strategic partnership between the UK’s Department for International Development (DfID) and the private sector.

Project iMlango aims to deliver improved education outcomes in math, literacy and life skills for 150,000 children, including 52,000 marginalized girls in 195 schools. Whizz Education provides personalized online learning through our virtual tutor, digital learning content, and professional development and support to teachers, helping them integrate ICT with their teaching.

Math-Whizz in Russia

Мат-Решка, the first foreign-language version of Math-Whizz, was implemented in all elementary schools in Moscow in 2012. Math-Whizz played a crucial role in supporting the Moscow Department of Education’s goal to provide an individual learning trajectory for every child in elementary school math.

The project involved capacity building and training of 4000 teachers to apply ICT tools to achieve learning gains.

Whizz Education worked with a local partner – INT – to convert Math-Whizz to Russian. The product was adapted to serve local needs – lessons, animations and tutoring service elements were translated into Russian.

Math-Whizz in Thailand

A Thai version of Math-Whizz was launched in mid-2013, in conjunction with local partner Nanmee Books. Improving the education system, and particularly, English-language instruction, is high on the Thai government’s agenda.

The contract was secured with help from UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) based upon exploratory meetings and a subsequent Overseas Market Introduction Service in 2011. The resulting deal brought Math-Whizz into Thai schools and school districts.

The move into Thailand forms part of Whizz Education’s core mission to bring high quality, personalized education to every student, anywhere in the world.

Media contact:

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Email: peggy.struck@whizzeducation.com
Phone: +44 (0) 203 328 6564

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