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Edcor Data Services LLC

01/19/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/19/2021 15:53

National education benefits administrator Edcor to offer TutorMe services to customers in new partnership with online tutoring leader

Media Contact: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocusCommunications, 248.260.8466; [email protected]; Alanna Vitucci, [email protected]

Troy, Mich. - January 19, 2021 -Edcor, one of the nation's largest providersof education benefits administration solutionsto employers-processing over $250M in tuition assistance payments and supportingmore thantwo million employees in 2020 - announcedan exclusive partnership with TutorMe, an online provider of tutoring services for learners from kindergarten through graduate school and owned by education technology services company, Zovio. The announcement was made by EdcorCEO and owner, Adrienne Way.

Under the terms of the agreement, Edcorwill make TutorMeservices, with special negotiated fees, available to its employer network as an additional service offering. TutorMeprovides tutoring services in 300 subject areas in a secure, online environment via website or app through a virtual whiteboard, audio/video chat, screen sharing,and text.Tutors, whohave been thoroughly vetted,are available 24/7 and can be accessed in less than one minute.

'TutorMeis an established platform that is ideal for today's virtual educational environment,' Way said. 'With Edcor'snational network of adult learners taking approximately 350,000 classes collectivelyper semester, we have a built-in base that makes the partnership between Edcorand TutorMea perfect match.'

The TutorMepartnership provides Edcorwith a new kind of service offering that will appeal to current and prospective customers as COVID-19 upends the employment market and creates a ripple effect on the need for upskillingand mastering key jobduties.

'Anticipating the broad impact of COVID-19 on the workplace, we began a conversation with TutorMein the early days of the pandemic, knowing theleading employer organizations we serve would be open to new ideas that enhance the value of their employee education dollars,' Way said. 'At the same time, TutorMewanted to tap into our cohort of working students to expand its tutoring reach. It's very exciting for Edcorto be expanding our customer offerings with a service that is new, yet complementary to our existing suite of services in tuition assistance, student loan repayment assistance,and scholarship administration.'

According to Myles Hunter, TutorMe CEO and co-founder,the relationship with Edcoris among its first business-to-business partnerships, creating a new dynamic for the organization that began in 2015focused directly on higher education providers.

'Through this partnership, Edcor'sclients will have access to our revolutionary online platform that provides on-demand tutoring,' said Hunter. 'TutorMecan help make learning more convenient and as effective as possible as working parents juggle their jobs and supporting their children's remote learning.'

About TutorMe
TutorMeis the online tutor of the future-as a leading provider of online tutoring, the platform connects students with highly qualified tutors in, on average, less than 30 seconds. TutorMeprovides instruction via video chat, screen sharing, and virtual whiteboards archived for future reference. They work with learners and parents from K-12 to higher education, either directly or through partnerships with academic institutions or via employer-provided benefits. TutorMeis part of the Zovionetwork.

About Zovio
Zovio(Nasdaq: ZVO) is an education technology services company that partners with higher- education institutions and employers to deliver innovative, personalized solutions to help learners and leaders achieve their aspirations. The Zovionetwork, which includes FullstackAcademy, TutorMe, and [email protected], leverages its core strengths and applies its technology and capabilities to priority market needs. Using advanced data and analytics, Zovioidentifies the most meaningful ways to enhance the learner experience and deliver strong outcomes for higher education institutions, employers, and learners. Zovio'spurpose is to help everyone be in a class of their own. For more information, visit zovio.com.

About Edcor

Edcor, a certified woman-owned business, is the benchmark in education benefits administration. Fornearly 40 years, our customized service and software solutions have allowed clients to use education benefits programs, including tuition assistance and student loan assistance, for employee recruiting, retention and development. Additional information can be found at https://www.edcor.com/.