Study Edge is the newest academic resource dedicated to providing superior educational services to college students at an affordable price. We are focused on a continuous learning model, as opposed to hosting cram sessions a few days before an exam, which better serves students and ultimately assists them in truly mastering class content. Study Edge offers services for many historically difficult courses. Across the country, these are commonly courses in chemistry, economics, mathematics, statistics, and physics, just to name a few. Many of the courses we offer are gatekeeper courses, courses that students must pass in order to pursue a particular major. At the University of Florida, which has an all student average GPA of 3.30, students who are Study Edge members have an average GPA of 3.53 (based on nearly 5000 membership submissions)!
Study Edge provides Review Sessions and Study Materials for many undergraduate courses. Study Edge does more than tutor, we give students the EDGE they need with their studies. All of our Review Sessions and Study Materials are prepared and administered by our Study Experts. All of our Study Experts have spent over 5 years not only becoming experts in their respective subjects, but also in relating the material in a way that college students can understand.
At Study Edge we are deeply focused on studying, so much so that we put it in our name. Research has shown that students do not perceive studying as cool. This negative connotation associated with studying is preventing students from reaching their full potential. We have made it our goal at Study Edge to make studying a cool, social activity for students. We have created a Study Edge Facebook page, as well as a Facebook, iPhone/iPad, and Android apps. Our presence on Facebook will integrate studying and class discussions into a prominent medium students are already using for socializing. We also encourage students to set up study groups through our Facebook groups and Study Hours.
To start our continuous learning cycle, we provide basic concept material before the semester even begins so that students can be as prepared as possible for their courses. Throughout the semester we offer Exam review sessions, Chapter review sessions, Study Hours, and online videos and practice problems to supplement professor instruction and aid students beyond what is available via on campus resources. One of our most popular services is Study Hours (www.studyedge.com/studyhours), where students can come at least four hours a week, per class, to study independently or with classmates while our Study Experts circulate the room, answering questions and guiding students as needed. Almost all of our Study Hours are held in the evening, which is when most students do their studying and on-campus resources are unavailable. The social aspect of Study Hours also encourages the formation of study groups.
Study Edge provides study help at times when it is not possible for students to attend university-provided office hours. Our online videos and documents are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through our Facebook application. We have a class wall on Facebook where students can post questions at any time and our Study Experts answer them; we even incentivize students to answer each other’s questions. We want students asking questions, as many students are intimidated to ask in a large lecture hall. And if students are not asking questions, then they are not getting their questions answered. Our Facebook class walls have been highly successful, with more students than ever before asking questions. We do NOT, however, answer quiz questions, do homework for students, or allow anonymous postings.
At Study Edge we do charge for our services and we understand that many people believe tutoring should be free. Take transportation as an example; taking the bus is free and yet many people still buy scooters and cars. There are people that use both modes of transportation though, and like those people, Study Edge encourages students to utilize all of the resources available to them, the free resources and our paid services, as they see fit.
The graph below illustrates the average cost of college education. Study Edge provides affordable study expertise and support that is available 24 hours, 7 days a week to both students and parents. On average, students report an expected full letter grade increase after using Study Edge services. For more information about our services and pricing, click here.
*Tuition and Fees (average of in-state and out-of-state rates), Room and Board, and other college fees included. Source: U.S. News and World Report, 2011 (www.USnews.com)
At the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, Study Edge is working with Resident Assistants, Gator Growl, Student Government, Student Government Productions, the Interfraternity Council and the Panhellenic Council, and more. These organizations have committed that they are serious about studying and are competing to get free tutoring. We are incentivizing them, not by providing a free party for the winner but by providing them with free Study Hours for their organization with a Study Expert. Imagine that, the prize is more time studying!
In addition to working with these campus organizations, the University Athletic Association has had positive success with our company and the services we provide to their student-athletes. Santa Fe College has even placed a special emphasis on its GED students, helping them achieve academic excellence by using our services.
To learn more about what we do, read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).