Capella investee Sophia partners with Pearson

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“MINNEAPOLIS (August 29, 2011)  – Sophia, a first-of-its-kind online social teaching and learning platform that offers academic content to anyone, anywhere, free of charge, has nearly doubled its tutorials in the six months since it went public and currently offers 1,500 learning packets on a variety of subjects.

Sophia also has partnered with Smarthinking, which provides live, on-demand online tutoring to improve student success and retention. After much research and exploration by Sophia’s expert educators, Smarthinking, the market leader in online tutoring and academic support, was selected to be linked within the learning environment for subjects such as math and English, on Sophia.org.  Smarthinking, a member of the Pearson family, has provided more than 3.5 million successful online tutoring sessions since 1999.”

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