Varsity Tutors, one of the nation’s largest platforms for live online tutoring and classes, is proud to announce a partnership with science educator, engineer, author and inventor Bill Nye. Nye will host a free live, interactive online class about public health and vaccine science.
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This class will explore diseases and their prevention, with an emphasis on the importance of public health. Nye will lead learners through an interactive exploration of how germs work and spread, what vaccines are and how they prevent disease, and the power that each person has to help minimize the spread of disease and ensure safety for themselves and others.
Nye commented, “Students are living through two historic events right now: a once-in-a-generation pandemic, and the creation of new kinds of vaccines to address it. I’m teaming up with Varsity Tutors to harness this unique teachable moment and show kids the power of science and global cooperation. It’s never been more clear that it’s in everyone’s best interest for each of us to stay healthy and safe. By developing critical thinking skills with regard to public health, I’m confident that today’s learners will embrace the science and prepare the world of the future for whatever comes next.”
“At Varsity Tutors, we seamlessly connect learners with subject matter experts, so we are thrilled to partner with an iconic expert and educator like Bill Nye and to connect him to tens of thousands of students,” said Brian Galvin, Chief Academic Officer for Varsity Tutors. “Bill’s passion for making science fun and accessible is a perfect fit for our free StarCourse series and will make his Varsity Tutors class, on such an important topic, a can’t miss experience.”
In Spring 2020, Varsity Tutors launched its StarCourse initiative, a collection of exclusive classes taught by celebrity instructors and top experts across categories. Classes have been led by stars such as Coyote Peterson from YouTube’s Brave Wilderness; artist, designer, and creator James Lewis; physicist, professor, and string theorist Brian Greene; the Field Museum and many others. Varsity Tutors leverages its large group class learning platform to provide access to high-quality live instruction in academics, enrichment, and test prep at no cost to learners. This initiative fueled a newfound love of learning for more than 500,000 learners in 2020. Varsity Tutors currently holds the Guinness World Records title for Largest Online Science Class set in May 2020.
For more information and to register for a class, please visit https://www.varsitytutors.com/.
About Varsity Tutors
Varsity Tutors is a live learning platform that seamlessly connects learners to experts in more than 3,000 subjects. Our mission as a company is simple—we help people learn. Varsity Tutors is the flagship business of Nerdy, a leading curated direct-to-consumer platform for live online learning. Since 2007, we’ve been investing in online learning technology, have built new-to-the-world capabilities, and have assembled some of the most talented people across the U.S. to help deliver that mission. Amidst school closures and the prolonged amount of time out of the classroom due to COVID-19, our mission has become more important than ever. In 2020, Varsity Tutors helped more than 500,000 learners with free online classes in hundreds of academic and enrichment subjects.