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Prospect Park Capital Announces the Launch of Tutors On Demand, an Innovative EdTech Education Platform

Tutors On Demand | January 20, 2022

Prospect Park Capital ‎ Corp. (the “Company”) is pleased to provide a corporate update regarding 102130706 Saskatchewan Inc. (dba Tutors on Demand) (“Tutors On Demand”), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. Tutors On Demand recently launched its online education platform (the “Tutors On Demand Platform”). The Tutors On Demand Platform is a flexible, effective, interactive, and responsive educational technology solution. Through the platform, tutors provide support for a multitude of subjects, including math, sciences, languages and more. Students can browse for the highly qualified tutor of their choice in a safe and comfortable environment. All of Tutors On Demand’s tutors go through a validation process to ensure students receive support from the most qualified tutors available.

The Tutors On Demand Platform has initially launched in Canada, and Tutors on Demand expects to launch next in the U.S. and Mexico before expanding into Central America and beyond. To promote high-quality, secure, and interactive educational support, Tutors On Demand will utilize its expertise in software development, artificial intelligence, and computer modelling to manage online learning as a complementary service to the traditional classroom.

“We are very excited to launch the Tutors On Demand Platform and start connecting students with highly qualified educators in an efficient and flexible way while ensuring that learning, security, and affordability are always paramount. I believe we have created an engaging educational technology solution and have removed many of the barriers currently troubling our competitors. The Tutors On Demand Platform will be launched in one country at a time, utilizing our scalable technology to create a more suitable learning environment. As we move through Q1 2022, we will be adding more innovative tools to propel the platform forward.”

Anthony Zelen, director of Tutors On Demand

About Tutors On Demand
Tutors On Demand is an education platform that connects qualified tutors and student learners who are seeking additional educational support. The platform is an effective, flexible, and affordable solution developed with responsiveness and the safety of interaction between tutors and students in mind.

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