The struggle of finding a competent tutor for their children is one that is all too familiar to parents — sorting through slews of tutor listings that often don’t work out. TutorOcean is a company that aims to make that process easier by providing a network of tutors in every subject imaginable so that students can find a tutor that works to their individual needs.

The company was founded by Will Li, who transitioned from a full time acrobatics academy to a regular school at age 13 with the help of tutoring. His own experience with talented tutors made him pursue a similar career in college, where he realized how difficult it can be to find an effective tutor. This prompted him to found TutorOcean, where students and tutors can connect easily and form meaningful relationships.

TutorOcean offers tutoring appointments both online and in person. The virtual sessions are available on-demand from a pool of experts worldwide, with sessions featuring an interactive whiteboard, video chat, and the ability to record sessions so students can go back and re-learn any content they continue to struggle with. The in-person sessions are set up in advance and allow for easier communication and hands-on practice with any subject matter.

The company has tutors across the globe and from multiple universities, from Calgary to London and everywhere in between. They become tutors by signing up on the website and filling out their education and work experience, at which point the profiles are reviewed by TutorOcean and approved for service. The rates vary for each tutor. These tutors specialize in subjects ranging from accounting to MCAT prep to Chinese, meaning TutorOcean is a service for elementary school kids and medical students alike.

To learn more about TutorOcean, visit their website at www.tutorocean.com and listen to the full podcast interview with Joanna Huang below.