Cluey Learning is a tutoring service connecting tutors and students through online tutoring. The Australian company has recently secured $20 million in Series A funding, making a total of $31 million invested in the concept so far.
The new round of funding will be used to support the development of Cluey’s learning platform and analytics capabilities, as well as expand their curriculum.
Learning platform Cluey aims to shake up the traditional classroom learning model by making knowledgeable tutors available to students everyone. Their unique method matches tutors to students and tailors learning to individual students, mapping their materials to the school syllabus. The current subjects taught by Cluey tutors are Mathematics, English and Chemistry. They also offer tutoring to prepare students for NAPLAN (National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy), the assessment tests for children in years 3, 5, 7 and 9.
Cluey uses a variety of online teaching tools, including digital content, video and audio, and a digital whiteboard. Their aim is to provide a personalised experience to all of their students, which both follows the school curriculum and meets their individual learning requirements.
Founded in 2018, Cluey is a rapidly growing company that has already come far in the short time since it has been established. It’s not the first venture for founder Mark Rohald, who has previously built education businesses around the world. The company aimed to build on traditional learning using online technology to help break down the barriers associated with physical distance and time drainage. Cluey uses digital technology to complement learning from tutors, rather than replacing the guidance provided by educators.
The use of analytics and data has grown in many industries, and education hasn’t escaped the trends. Analytics play a significant role in the Cluey method, helping to personalise learning and respond when an approach to learning isn’t working for the student. The analytics also help Cluey to keep up with the individual learning programs of each student. The company uses lessons maps to record what students cover in their sessions, how quickly they are learning, and more.
The $20 million funding will be used to help Cluey Learning to expand the business and its concept. It will go towards improving the analytics that the company uses so that they can improve their understanding of student learning. It will also expand lesson content to make the service helpful for even more pupils.
Mark Rohald said of the investment: “Above all, this investment is an unprecedented opportunity for us to ensure that all Australian students have access to high-quality tutoring support when they need it and how they need it.