Our Story

NexGen Tutoring was founded by three individuals whose working relationships and friendships go back more than twenty-five years. The co-founders are all parents and saw the impact that changes in the education system were having on their own children at all grade levels.

Stephanie Gilliam, Chief Content Officer for NexGen Tutoring, has been a teacher in public schools for twenty-eight years and on the front line of it all. During the 2020 pandemic she saw students struggling to adjust to new ways of learning and keep up with assignments, while staying motivated to do their best. She, along with the other co-founders, also realized that many parents were not able to help their children with schoolwork because of unfamiliarity with the latest strategies being taught in the classroom. These three co-founders knew that they could create a better solution to help students catch up on missing work and fill in gaps in learning caused by the many drastic changes during the school year.  

Stephanie’s extensive background in education, combined with her other partners’ vision and successes in business and technology, make this a partnership that was meant to be. Each one of them bring different skill sets to the company, while sharing the mindset that together they can make a difference.  NexGen Tutoring was created by parents, for parents with the idea to use high-achieving college students as tutors. NexGen Tutoring students are learning by example from college tutors who are succeeding in today’s fast-changing educational world. 

One of the unique technology features of the NexGen Tutoring platform is using an Intelligent Matching system to find the best and most compatible tutor for each student. This provides an opportunity to build a connection with a peer who is relatable. There is an undeniable benefit to learning from someone who shares the same interests and connects with them on a more personal level. These college tutors are making a positive difference in people’s lives, and that is what NexGen Tutoring set out to do.

What We Do

NexGen Tutoring provides one-to-one individualized learning as well as hosts group events and experiences to help students achieve their maximum potential. We take an online/offline personal approach to learning, using our Intelligent Matching system to find the best tutor for each student. 

What Makes Us Unique

NexGen Tutoring is unique by design. We offer a complete solution for helping today’s students with individualized learning while staying connected in a changing world. Our vision is to support teachers and parents by helping students build confidence, manage their schoolwork, set academic goals, foster accountability, and use effective learning strategies to reach their full potential. 

Advisory Board of NexGen Tutoring

These individuals have been selected because of their passion for education, the well-being of our students, and the overall best interest of NexGen Tutoring. Our Advisory Board enhances the high-quality education of our students while strengthening the relationship between NexGen Tutoring and the communities it serves. Our tutors have the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the best educators in the field.

“Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.” -Harvard Business School definition of leadership

Proprietary Intelligent Matching

We recognize the diverse learning styles of our students.

Our proprietary Intelligent Matching algorithm uses information about students and tutors to sort and match personality types, needs, interests, skill levels, and location through artificial intelligence.

Student Data + Tutor Data = Intelligent Matching

Compatibility between the student and the tutor increases engagement, motivation, and results. Aligning learning styles and teaching styles encourages collaboration during tutoring sessions.

“In times where small instructor-led classrooms tend to be the exception, electronic learning solutions can offer more collaboration and interaction with experts and peers, as well as a higher success rate than the live alternative.” - Keith Bachman
Benefits of Intelligent Matching
  • Personalized approach and pace
  • Creates a positive workspace
  • Improves social and behavioral skills
  • Improves self-esteem and confidence
  • Improves attitude towards learning and school
  • Fosters accountability between student and tutor

Our Customized Platform

We have designed and built a custom, web-based platform that encompasses everything students, tutors and parents need in one application. Ease of use is something we set out to provide to ensure the focus remains on the academics. The NexGen Tutoring platform features:

  • Open enrollment for both students and tutors
  • Dashboards for parents, students and tutors
  • Automatic, flexible payment options
  • Whiteboard and file sharing features
  • Intelligent student/tutor matching
  • Complete calendaring system
  • Teaching and learning tools
  • Audio/video conferencing
  • Bullet-proof security and payment processing (PCI) compliance
  • Complete reporting and progress tracking

NexGen Tutoring is proud to offer tutors and experiences from schools outside the United States. Our team has developed relationships with scholars and educators which enhances NexGen’s diversity and ability to accommodate a wide range of solutions. These college tutors are an excellent choice for learning a foreign language from a native speaker, teaching the modern language that is used in other countries. This learning includes gaining insight into the culture where the language is spoken.

With all the technology available to our children, the world is quickly becoming smaller. Instead of just teaching about the world we live in, we want to provide ways for our students to experience the world around them.

“Education is learning what you didn’t know you didn’t know.” - George Boas
Benefits:
  • A deeper understanding of culture and geography
  • Improves language and communication
  • Opportunity to meet new people
  • Exposure to new celebrations, foods and activities
  • Improves diverse thinking

We believe our students deserve the best tutors, so we only offer the best.

NexGen Tutoring provides qualified tutors who are passionate about education and are specifically matched to your child’s individual needs and learning style. Working with a college student is a reminder for younger students of the possibilities that academic success can bring them.

College Students are able to act as role models for:
  • Good study habits
  • Organizational skills
  • Time management
  • Setting and reaching goals
  • Extra-curricular activities

Our students feel a connection to their college tutors which adds a willingness to commit time to their learning, and it makes it fun.

All of our tutors have completed a criminal reference check as part of their approval process.

“There is no end to learning, but there are many beginnings.” - Tim Johnson
Benefits of college tutors:
  • Students feel a connection to their college tutor.
  • The student and the tutor share common interests.
  • The tutor serves as a role model for academic achievement.
  • The tutor serves as a role model for extra-curricular activities and sports at the college level.

Why do I need a tutor for my child?

You do not have to feel alone in keeping up with the changes in education that are happening every day. All parents have many responsibilities at work and at home, and they deserve me-time and family-time too! We know it is not easy helping your child with their schoolwork. NexGen Tutoring is here to support students, so they are prepared for their future, while also supporting parents in providing balance to their responsibilities. Parents will have the peace of mind knowing that their child is getting the best support to succeed.

Working with a tutor teaches students that a disciplined learning routine is important for long-term academic success.

“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” - B.B. King
Benefits:
  • Individualized instruction
  • Reduce stress by catching up on missing assignments
  • Consistency to build confidence from academic success
  • Help preparing for tests
  • Support with special projects
  • Pacing that allows time to master the basics

Events and Experiences

After-school activities may look a little different, but students are still able to be part of a learning community by joining our virtual and in-person events and experiences.

NexGen Tutoring fosters a relationship-driven culture with an emphasis on student connection. Students in our learning community are able to participate in online and in-person, instructor-led experiences. We want to help students explore new interests that may lead to career paths and hobbies in the future.

We have formed strategic partnerships with:
  • Zoos
  • Science museums
  • Fitness and wellness groups
  • Academic clubs
  • Creative art providers
  • Community leaders

It is our goal to provide experiences that will spark curiosity while promoting critical thinking to make learning more meaningful and rewarding.

Benefits:
  • Join classes in other areas of our country and our world
  • Learn with students from other areas to understand topics from different perspectives
  • Be engaged and challenged from the convenience of their own home
  • Build friendships they may not otherwise have the chance to make
  • Provide chances for discovery that may not be found elsewhere
  • Join thought-provoking experiences that expand on what students are learning in the classroom
“Learning is all about connections, and through our connections with unique people we are able to gain a true understanding of the world around us.” -Peter Senge