Episode 129 - Andrew Kwan, Outwhiz.com - Motivating Students' Unique Needs
Andrew is a Founder and Education Director at Outwiz.com
He has a BA in Economics from Harvard and a MS in Computer Science and MS in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford.
Phillips Exeter Academy and SPCC
Andrew founded Outwhiz after hearing his nephews complain about math worksheets from a traditional supplemental program. So he set out on a mission to create a math practice program that both students and parents will love.
He is a pioneer in applying technology to improve education. In addition to Outwhiz, he founded Edore, an open, online education platform to help students connect learning with their real lives and interests.
Previously, he was in charge of software performance at Yahoo's homepage and built various software systems at SugarSync.
Quotes to be heard:
“So maybe if we can just increase your chance, of being proficiency we think sort of building a basic level of proficiency helps you connect the dots to that passion later on.”
“Our mission, our grand mission, is to make education more personalized, not just to what your typical edtech company says, “hey personalize to your level,” we want to make it personalized to your interests, to your personalities, to your character.”