Winward Academy® Named EdTech Digest 2018 Cool Tool Award Finalist as a Video-Based Learning Solution

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Winward Academy online tutoring platform earns prestigious education industry recognition

Winward Academy was chosen as a top video-based learning solution

"Everyone should feel smart at something, sometime. This engaging video-based online tutoring platform helps that happen for any student with greater frequency, building learner confidence with an innovative, relatable approach." Mr. Victor RiveroEditor-in-Chief, EdTech Digest

Winward Academy has been named a 2018 finalist for the EdTech Cool Tool Awards. Winward Academy’s platform -- which transforms how students master the ACT and SAT, thrive in math class, and shine in their college applications -- has been introduced to charter schools, private and public high schools, and individual students with well-documented success across the U.S. With its extensive library of on-demand video lessons and a collection of over 7,000 practice questions, Winward Academy provides tailored learning programs for middle and high school students in mathematics and in all topics on the ACT and SAT college entrance exams. Winward Academy not only supports students’ academic work but also provides detailed resource guides for parents to better encourage their children.

EdTech Digest is committed to recognizing outstanding contributions that transform education through technology. "Everyone should feel smart at something, sometime. This engaging video-based online tutoring platform helps that happen for any student with greater frequency, building learner confidence with an innovative, relatable approach,” states Mr. Victor Rivero, Editor-in-Chief, EdTech Digest.

“I'm thrilled to represent Winward Academy as a finalist in EdTech’s Cool Tool Awards,” says Dr. Jennifer Winward, CEO and Founder of Winward Academy. “Winward Academy is committed to making the highest quality instruction available to all students and is proud of its commitment to accessibility, partnering with schools and foundations around the country to provide superior educational resources to enrich the lives of learners everywhere.”

The Winward Academy platform incorporates forty years of education research on techniques to maximize learning with personalized ACT, SAT, math, and college preparation courses. Technological features unique to the Winward Academy platform include a Mistake Bank that automatically saves questions to a personalized study guide and the Give Yourself A Hint feature through which students write themselves problem-solving hints that can be accessed at any time.

Winward Academy students improve their test scores, study habits, and overall confidence. Average ACT score improvement is 7.4 points; average SAT score improvement is 250 points. Individual students have been recognized for improvements ranging from 10 to 16 points on the ACT.

About EdTech Awards. The largest and most competitive awards program in all of edtech, the EdTech Awards recognize people in and around education for outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere. Featuring edtech's best and brightest, the annual recognition program shines a spotlight on cool tools, inspiring leaders, and innovative trendsetters.

About Winward Academy. Winward Academy is one of the nation’s leading innovators in the education space. Winward Academy founder Dr. Jennifer Winward brings significant experience in learning as a Ph.D., Neuroscience and Developmental Neuropsychology, University of California, San Diego; distinguished teaching professor at University of California, San Diego; and renowned 18-year veteran of high school tutoring. For more information on Winward Academy, see winwardacademy.com or follow the company on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

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