K12 Education

Building a Scalable Platform for Tutoring with Justin Serrano

Justin Serrano is the Founder and CEO of Littera Education, a platform that enables K12 school districts to provide high-quality 1-on-1 and small group tutoring for every student that needs it. In this episode, Justin joins host Mike Palmer to dive into new and emerging trends in tutoring.

Justin begins by describing what led him to found Littera and why the timing is right to leverage technology to enable a scalable solution to provide high dosage, effective tutoring particularly for students who traditionally have been unable to access it. He sites Brown’s Annenberg Tutoring Initiative as a foundation for how Littera is helping to build tutoring programs that meet frequently and during school hours with students who need it the most. Littera makes it easier for school districts to establish and measure the effectiveness of their tutoring program and allows for the tutoring to be well-integrated with in-class teaching.

As we delve into emerging trends in tutoring, Justin anticipates a heightened focus on early reading and high school math as key areas where tutoring can provide the most impact. We touch on the impact of the pandemic and the stimulus package and even reminisce about playing basketball for the Kaplan Scorelords basketball team back in the day. In all, it’s an illuminating deep-dive into the world of edtech and tutoring that you won’t want to miss.

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