National Database Makes It Easy, Safe and Affordable for Parents to Find Needed Support
Boca Raton, FL (October 22, 2020) – Today, education start-up The Learning Match announces the launch of its nationwide platform to connect parents and educators. The Learning Match (TLM) offers one location online where families can find and hire trusted educators to help support their children’s learning before, during or after school.
The Learning Match allows qualified educators (teachers and education students) to post their credentials online while also allowing parents to create profiles of their family and the educational resources they are seeking – whether in-person or virtual. Access to The Learning Match (TLM) is always free for educators and, during the initial phase, is also free for families. After the start-up phase, families will pay a minimal annual subscription fee for full access to the educator database and all other TLM resources.
“Our platform was built to address challenges parents face with remote learning during COVID-19,” said co-founder Amy Lundy. “Being on technology all day is tough on all kids. It was a struggle to work from home and manage my three children’s learning. I needed help, and I knew other moms did too.”
Lundy created TLM along with two other entrepreneur moms, Julie Plake McMinn and Amy Mascott, after they connected around the same struggle of running their businesses from home during the pandemic while trying to support their children’s virtual education.
“All of us were having the same experience. We talked to so many friends and other parents who were frantically searching through social media groups and community message boards, all trying to find someone with an education background to hire,” added co-founder McMinn. “The Learning Match is the easy, safe and reliable solution to this problem.”
It is no secret that parents and teachers are struggling with the current educational situation brought about by COVID-19. Over half (54%) of working parents say they feel guilty because they can’t fully care for their children, according to a recent survey by Catalyst. For teachers, challenges range from mastering online learning to health risks for themselves and their families associated with re-opened schools to layoffs in many communities. TLM gives them options.
As its database ramps up, TLM plans to launch a “give back” program with free access to the educator database for non-profit organizations and the option for families to direct their enrollment fee to benefit TLM non-profit partners. For more information visit www.thelearningmatch.com or contact Amy at 954-579-5845.
About The Learning Match: Our mission is to create connections that give families the confidence that their child will continue to thrive. By joining our community, families can create a bridge between school and home when they match with a trusted, qualified and experienced educator. TLM’s beta phase is accessible via web browser, but will also be available on mobile app in November 2020.