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ASSISTments Founder Neil Heffernan joins wbur radio show Here & Now. Listen in to hear how he came up with the idea for ASSISTments when he was teaching math in a Baltimore middle school as part of the Teach for America program.
Since the shift to distance learning began in March more than 25,000 teacher from all 50 states and internationally have signed up for ASSISTments accounts.
Neil Heffernan, professor at WPI, received the largest award in FY 2019 - $4.98 million to scale and expand ASSISTments over the next five years.
ASSISTments is a free public service operated jointly by Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the ASSISTments Foundation.The ASSISTments Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization sponsored by Worcester Polytechnic Institute created in 2019.Worcester Polytechnic Institute is a 501(c)(3) non profit created in 1865.The ASSISTments Project work at WPI is led by Professor Neil Heffernan.The ASSISTments Foundation is led by Cristina Heffernan.