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Which teacher would you rather have: a lecturer who doesn’t take any questions, or a tutor who works with you 1-on-1? Everyone prefers the tutor, but the millions of online learners around the world are stuck with the lecturer. After all, if you want to teach a million students at once, it’s a lot easier to make a one-size-fits-all video than it is to design a personalized experience that’s tailored to each student. Wissner-Gross is changing all that. After reviewing state-of-the-art scalable learning, he shows how a single tutor can give personalized instruction to a billion students at once.


About the Speaker

Zach Wissner-Gross

Zach Wissner-Gross

Zach is the CEO and Co-Founder of School Yourself, a Boston-based startup making online learning more engaging and interactive. Zach completed his PhD in Physics at Harvard, where he won multiple teaching and research awards. He has published papers in neuroscience, biophysics, and biotechnology, and is the recipient of the Hertz Fellowship. He attended MIT, where he majored in Physics and Biology, with minors in Chemistry and Mathematics.