Virtual Nerd™ Launches Playlists for Personalized Math and Science Learning

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Playlist Contest gives schools chance to win free Virtual Nerd subscription for 2011-2012 school year.

The new Playlists feature makes Virtual Nerd even more adaptable to an individual student’s needs in areas such as understanding algebra functions and solving inequalities.

Virtual Nerd, the math and science tutoring website, today introduced a new feature called Playlists. Previously available only to teachers and tutors, Playlists allow students and parents to create their very own math and science personalized study guides by bookmarking and building collections of tutorial videos and practice problems by subject and problem type.

Virtual Nerd Playlists supplement classroom learning by allowing customized lesson plans for each student and focusing in on areas where they need the most help. With Playlists, users can:

  •     Bookmark video tutorials and build a corresponding list of practice problems
  •     Include personalized notes to provide additional guidance
  •     Add material from outside sources, like YouTube videos and Prezi presentations
  •     Share their Playlists with others

Contest Offers Free Classroom Subscriptions for School Year
For the launch of Playlists, Virtual Nerd is holding a contest that will give an entire school a free subscription to Virtual Nerd for the 2011-2012 school year. The contest runs from April 13 to April 20. To enter, students, parents, teachers and supporters must “like” Virtual Nerd on Facebook and complete a nomination form on the Virtual Nerd website that says why their school deserves a free Virtual Nerd subscription. Judges will also give consideration to the school with the largest number of qualified nominations submitted.

To submit a nomination, visit to fill out an entry form. You can also access contest information through Virtual Nerd’s Facebook page at, and get updates on the contest via Twitter from @VirtualNerd.

“Ideally we’d like to have introductory service set up for the winning school for the remainder of this school year. Students everywhere are ramping up for finals and can benefit from supplemental help,” said Virtual Nerd Vice President and Co-Founder Leo Shmuylovich. “The winners of the contest will get a dramatic leg up. The new Playlists feature makes Virtual Nerd even more adaptable to an individual student’s needs in areas such as understanding algebra functions and solving inequalities.”

Virtual Nerd’s self-guided math and science tutorials are presented on a Dynamic Whiteboard™ that anticipates students’ questions and guides them step by step through any problem. Because the site is interactive, students can control the pace and amount of detail in each lesson to effectively learn concepts—not just find answers.

Virtual Nerd: Real help in math and science.
Virtual Nerd offers interactive math and science tutorials for students in grades 7-12. Virtual Nerd uses a patent-pending individualized learning platform to provide students with a highly interactive and personalized learning experience. Students learn at their own pace and achieve fundamental understanding of math and science concepts.

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