Juni Learning, provider of 1:1 private learning experiences that connect kids with top university instructors, today announced that EdTech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies and solutions in the global educational technology market, has named Juni as the winner of its “Best Tutoring Solution” award in the third annual EdTech Breakthrough Awards program.
Juni was selected based on its unique online learning environment, which has been refined over the past four years. Juni offers a fundamentally different, project-based experience that empowers kids to learn in new and engaging ways. On the Juni platform, students can cover the most basic concepts through advanced computer programming languages like Scratch, Python, and Java.
Over the past year, Juni has expanded beyond coding with proprietary curriculums that include courses in reading, creative writing and grammar as well as all levels of math. Courses have been designed with the most rigorous Common Core and state standards in mind in order to supplement, enhance and reinforce the skills taught in schools across the country. Using these standards as the starting point, Juni develops additional pathways to further build students’ understanding and discovery. Its curriculums provide a clear roadmap for trackable progress and built-in mechanisms to ensure concepts are mastered before moving forward.
Juni stands out in part because all of its instructors are hand-picked from the top universities in the country. The company matches instructors with students by asking parents several qualifying, personalized questions to ensure that instructors know more about their interests and kids have a great experience. Additionally, Juni instructors are trained in its curriculum delivery so that there is no guesswork. As a result, instructors are free to focus 100% of their attention on teaching, meeting students at their ability level and fully engaging kids to make learning exciting.
“Based on our own experiences, which were defined by the important role mentors and teaching assistants played in helping us thrive, we devised a unique path to student success that teaches kids to start early and learn by doing,” said Vivian Shen, co-founder and CEO of Juni Learning. “Connected to credible, near-peer instructors who also act as mentors, Juni’s students develop the creativity, confidence and grit required to become tomorrow’s leaders. We are thrilled to win this award from EdTech Breakthrough and will use it as further inspiration on the road to provide kids meaningful learning experiences.”
The mission of the EdTech Breakthrough Awards is to honor excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work and success in a range of educational technology categories, including Student Engagement, School Administration, Adaptive Learning, STEM Education, e-Learning, Career Preparation and many more. This year’s program attracted more than 2,000 nominations from over 17 different countries throughout the world.
“Effective distance learning is part of the Juni’s DNA, which has been proven by the success of thousands of students nationwide, and this approach has been invaluable throughout the pandemic. There was no adjustment period, no panic, nothing to work out in terms of shifting from in-person to online,” said James Johnson, managing director, EdTech Breakthrough. “Juni simply works. Congratulations to the entire team at Juni Learning on winning Best Tutoring Solution in our 2021 EdTech Breakthrough Awards program.”
About Juni Learning
Juni is a membership-driven online learning platform designed to help students ages 7-18 discover and pursue their passions with joy. The company offers award-winning curriculums, teaching the skills that matter, in subjects like Computer Science, Math, and English, with 1:1 instruction from near-peer instructors enrolled at the top colleges and universities. Juni also provides opportunities for students to explore their interests beyond the classroom in student-driven Clubs. Through project-centered courses, best-in-class technology and the power of community, Juni’s varied learning experiences prepare students for their best future, creating the leaders of tomorrow. The company works with thousands of students around the world and is backed by top leaders in technology including Arielle Zuckerberg, Y Combinator Co-founder Jessica Livingston, AME Cloud Ventures, led by Yahoo Founder Jerry Yang, Forerunner Ventures, Index Ventures, Pear VC, and LDV Partners.
Juni is headquartered in San Francisco. To learn more, please visit junilearning.com.
About EdTech Breakthrough
Part of Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the EdTech Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in educational technology products, companies and people. The EdTech Breakthrough Awards provide a platform for public recognition around the achievements of breakthrough educational technology in categories including e-learning, student engagement, school administration, career preparation, language learning, STEM and more. For more information, visit EdTechBreakthrough.com.