Why 1-1 Tutoring?

How Personalized Learning Moves The Needle

At Yup, we know that all students have the potential to succeed with the right resources and guidance. Leveraging technology, students no longer need to feel the pressure to conform to learning styles that don’t fit them.

Academic Studies through the Years

Our Evolving Understanding of the Value of Tutoring

January 1, 2019

Improving Performance

Educational psychologist Benjamin Bloom conducts a study determining that students who received 1-on-1 tutoring, paired with mastery learning, performed two standard deviations better (98%) than students who received traditional classroom attention

January 1, 2019
January 1, 2019

Raising Test Scores

A study out of Harvard University finds that students who were individually mentored in math outperformed their classroom-taught peers by 200 percent on standardized state math assessments

January 1, 2019
January 1, 2019

Covering More Material

A University of Chicago study finds that students who received tutoring could learn up two additional years’ worth of math material than their peers who didn’t receive tutoring

January 1, 2019

Solving the Differentiation Problem

What is Differentiated Instruction?

Differentiated instruction, also known as differentiation, is a framework or philosophy for effective teaching that involves providing all students, regardless of ability or learning needs, the tools to access material.  By considering varied learning needs, teachers can develop personalized instruction so that all children in the classroom can learn effectively.

How does Yup bridge the differentiation gap?

The one-on-one nature of the Yup tutoring model naturally includes a high level of differentiation.  All of the sessions cater to the individual needs of the student.  Tutors start their session by assessing the student’s level of understanding and then use this to tailor their instruction.


Read more about the benefits of tutoring

BayTech Receives EduJedi Award

The Yup Team strives to help every student thrive! This means that an award for a partner school recognizing their ability to help students grow deserves celebrating. Today we are praising the Bay Area Technology School in Oakland, CA, otherwise known as BayTech, because the Learning Counsel recognized them with the 2020 EduJedi Gainer Award. […]

learning loss in covid

Learning Loss In The Time Of Coronavirus: An Update

“This is not a typical year. We could see an entire semester of learning disappear for millions of students! What will we do when we have students advancing to trigonometry when they have forgotten most of the algebra?” We wrote this in an article in Summer 2020 on Learning Loss in the time of Coronavirus. […]

Access to highly-skilled tutors, anytime

“Whether a student is already excelling in math or struggling to pass, Yup can be a powerful tool for them. The Yup App gives them access to highly-skilled tutors anytime, with no limits on time or number of tutoring sessions. This consistent access can lead to a significant and sustained improvement in math performance for the student, which could be life-changing.”

— Judah L. Schwartz

Professor of Education, Harvard and MIT