Virtual Nerd Interactive Videos Deliver Personalized Tutorials

NEW YORK – Aug. 21, 2012 –Middle and high school students learning with Pearson’s Common Core math programs can now turn to Virtual Nerd interactive videos for on-demand quick refreshers or homework help anytime they need support.

Available free to students learning with Pearson High School Math Common Core © 2012, Pearson High School Math © 2011, or Pearson Integrated High School Mathematics © 2014, Virtual Nerd’s collection of online interactive video tutorials support 21st Century learning by delivering personalized content to students. Virtual Nerd tutorials support every lesson in the high school math programs, allowing students to learn in multiple ways. Learners get the benefits of private tutoring through content-aligned tutorials presented on Virtual Nerd’s Dynamic Whiteboard® instructional platform, which anticipates students’ questions and allows them to drill down, with ease, on specific areas where they are having difficulty.

“We are committed to ensuring that students have online instructional support beyond the traditional school day,” said Mike Evans, Pearson’s senior vice president for Mathematics. “Virtual Nerd’s 24/7 access truly leverages the power of technology for personalized learning. With these tutorials, students can skip ahead, refer back to a specific step in a video or drill deeper into a specific content area to get on track. They are the perfect complement to our new secondary Common Core math programs.”

Virtual Nerd is also a featured channel on myMathUniverse, a free site developed to support Pearson’s award-winning middle grades math program, digits. myMathUniverse is free to students everywhere – whether or not they are learning with the digits program. digits is the first middle school mathematics core curriculum that leverages technology to personalize student learning and optimize class instructional time.
Virtual Nerd President and Co-Founder Josh Salcman said, “We believe Pearson is the most forward-thinking math publisher today. The company is focused on its mission to leverage technology to personalize learning and understands that we must help schools migrate toward technology at an accelerated pace to ensure that all students graduate prepared for success in college and career.”

To see an example of a Virtual Nerd interactive video, click here:

About Virtual Nerd
Virtual Nerd ( offers math tutorials covering grades 6–12 in its patent-pending Dynamic Whiteboard®. The multimedia instructional content is delivered online and provides a highly interactive learning experience. Students using Virtual Nerd take a personalized path and learn at their own pace to achieve a fundamental understanding of math concepts. Teachers and administrators benefit from Virtual Nerd School Edition’s integrated planning, assessment and intervention tools.

About Pearson
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