WyzAnt Reveals Top 5 “Scariest” Subjects for K-12 Students in 2015

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Reading and Algebra top the list of school subjects that elementary, middle and high school students need extra help with in this school year so far

WyzAnt, the leading online marketplace for private tutors, today announced the top five “scariest” subjects for elementary, middle and high school students. Analysts at the company reviewed all of the lessons that the million+ students in their database took over the past two months to establish what are the “scariest” school subjects, and found that while reading topped the list for elementary students, algebra ranked the highest for both middle and high school students.

“It can feel very isolating to be struggling in a subject,” says Andrew Geant, co-founder and CEO of WyzAnt. “We want to let parents and students know that they’re not alone -- in fact, our data shows that families all across the US have similar concerns. We’re proud that with over 80,000 pre-screened tutors specializing in more than 200 subjects, we can provide an excellent solution for any student who is feeling overwhelmed.”

The full “Top 5” list is as follows:

Top 5 “Scariest” Subjects for Elementary School Students
Reading (20%)
Math (14%)
Spanish (6%)
English (5%)
Writing (5%)

Top 5 “Scariest” Subjects for Middle School Students
Algebra (18%)
Pre algebra (12%)
English (7%)
Writing (5%)
Reading (5%)

Top 5 “Scariest” Subjects for High School Students
Algebra 1 & 2 (17%)
SAT Math (8%)
Precalculus (6%)
Geometry (5%)
Chemistry (5%)

Analysis is based on lesson data from August 15th, 2015 to October 10th, 2015.

About WyzAnt
WyzAnt is the largest tutoring marketplace in the U.S., connecting more than 1 million students seeking personalized learning experiences with over 80,000 tutors. Parents, students and others use WyzAnt to search for and hire qualified tutors in their city, and WyzAnt provides tutors and teachers with in-depth profiles, payment processing and a suite of tools to help them run their businesses. WyzAnt offers students both in-person and online lessons in more than 200 subjects ranging from elementary school subjects, to college prep, to university level curricula. WyzAnt was founded by CEO Andrew Geant and CTO Mike Weishuhn in 2005 and is backed by Accel Partners. Learn more about the WyzAnt story, including where the company is hiring, at wyzant.com/about.

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