Course Hero is an online learning platform for course-specific study resources. Founded by college student Andrew
Grauer in 2006, Course Hero is on a mission to help students graduate confident and prepared.
Course Hero supports students on their unique learning journey as they seek help and resources to better understand
their coursework, prepare for exams, learn and remember. Students can subscribe or contribute their own resources to
access millions of learning materials including practice problems, study guides, textbook solutions, and step-by-step
explanations for every subject. More than
faculty across the United States, Canada, and Australia have joined the Course Hero educator community to share
their resources, collaborate with other faculty, and hone new strategies for instruction.
Course Hero is one of many educational businesses within Course Hero Inc., a leading education platform, offering a
suite of learning resources and tools to help anyone learn more deeply, more effectively, and affordably throughout
the arc of their career. The Course Hero, Inc. portfolio also includes
CliffsNotes, the original and iconic study guide company; LitCharts, a
creator of literature resources; QuillBot, an AI-powered platform helping people
improve their writing skills, and Symbolab, a pioneering developer of AI
for Mathematics Education.
Headquartered in Redwood City, CA, the company is a virtual-first organization with office hubs in the U.S.,
Canada, Israel and India.
Course Hero’s growing community of higher education faculty
share the goals of helping fellow educators develop their teaching skills and helping students to learn and
succeed in their studies. Through Course Hero, educators share their resources, collaborate with other faculty,
and hone new strategies for instruction. More than
educators are on the platform. Faculty contribute resources such as assignments, quizzes, case studies, lecture
notes, and more. Faculty also join Course Hero to learn new skills and teaching strategies from instructors
and subject matter experts through a range of event formats, including workshops, discussions, and community
Supporting students and educators goes beyond providing online study and course materials, tutoring, and access to an educator community. We recognize the often Herculean efforts students make to reach graduation confident and prepared. The Hero Student Scholarship recognizes students who overcome obstacles in their college journeys. We award them $5,000 per year until they graduate. We also have scholarships specifically for first-generation college students, community leaders, and veterans, among others.
The College Grit program
is an initiative aimed at acknowledging and supporting students and the everyday challenges they overcome
while on their journey to graduation. The program invites students to share their stories of grit, however
big or small, and be rewarded for their courage, strength, and ingenuity. Reaching graduation is more
complicated than ever for many students, and COVID-19 has only exacerbated challenges faced by the new
majority of students who are working while in school, have children or someone depending on them, or are
unsure of where they will get their next meal. It is essential students feel supported and encouraged as
they advance towards graduation.
The Covid-19 pandemic added more pressure to students
and educators than they were already experiencing. To support students and educators during
such an uncertain time, Course Hero committed $500,000 to a
Student Emergency Aid
Initiative. Students applied to gain financial support for their immediate needs. We also offered
students and educators access to learning and teaching resources within our document library and
facilitated peer reviews
among educators who sought feedback on their remote-teaching practices.