Boost Academy

Boost Academy offers students one-on-one math tutoring over the iPad. The company’s patent-protected platform provides a rich, fully interactive learning environment for students who are able to conveniently connect with their own subject-certified, personal tutor. The app converts the iPad into a two-way, real-time whiteboard. Students and tutors work through problems together as though they’re in the same room. Tutors can work with students to review homework, solve problems, and prepare for upcoming tests. Each session is recorded for playback and easy review. The San Diego-based company, which launched its product in the fall of 2014, has raised $1.6m in seed funding to advance its innovative technology.