Leahy announces investment in student homework site
Videos for GCSE courses set to launch this week
Outgoing Tesco chairman Sir Terry Leahy has invested in a brand-new venture set up to help children with their homework.
Leahy has chosen to invest in stuckonhomework.com, a site which will provide 200 short videos for GCSE students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, backed by a social networking resource allowing pupils to help each other.
The videos will be presented by expert teachers, and users will be able to watch them by paying just £1.40 per week – or an annual subscription fee of £73.
The first tranche of videos will launch this week, and will focus on Maths. Videos covering physics, chemistry and biology will be added over the next twelve months.
It is not known how much Leahy has paid for his investment. However, his commitment to the venture is clear.
“Improving our education is a top priority, and Stuckonhomework.com is a really practical response, which could provide a breakthrough for students studying for GCSE,” he said.
“I like that Stuckonhomework.com is a tutor support that every family can afford, unlike traditional tutoring, which is out of reach for many families.”