TutorGroup, the online education service that drew headlines with its impressive growth, is about to launch an ‘Expert on Demand’ service that will revolutionize the delivery of knowledge, according to co-founder and CEO Eric Yang, who hopes to tap into the growing P2P learning market in China.

Last year, the company received a $100 million US round of Series B financing from Alibaba Group, Singapore based Temasek, Qiming Venture Partners and Japan based SBI Group. TutorGroup works cooperatively with Alibaba’s own education platform Taobao Classmate, but the specifics of the partnership have not been divulged.

TutorGroup now operates five language learning brands. Their English-learning services for youth are VIPABC Junior and TutorABC Junior (8-18 years old) while non-Chinese users can use TutorMing to learn Mandarin. VIPABC and TutorABC have user base that hosts mostly professional adults from 25-55 years old, who can boost their professional knowledge in English. Whether the user is a lawyer, banker or businessman, they can choose a teacher with a professional background that will be relevant and meaningful to the user. The teaching material covers a vast array of subject matters ranging from law to digital marketing. The company uses its patented algorithm which matches a student to a teacher based on the content that best fits the student.

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Eva Yoo

Eva Yoo is Shanghai-based tech writer. Reach her at evayoo@technode.com