Varsity Tutors kickstarts international expansion with First Tutors deal
US business Varsity Tutors has acquired First Tutors in its bid to expand internationally. Based in Preston, First Tutors offers an online service that enables students to connect with tutors for a fee and then continue a relationship offline. Varsity Tutors’ first step will be to integrate its more sophisticated platform with the business, which can connect students with experts on 1,000 different subjects within 20 seconds. The deal greatly expands Varsity Tutors’ network, which currently has 30,000 tutors on its books growing to around 180,000 following this deal.