Ruru, the #1 ranked on-demand tutoring app in the Google Play Store, has announced an updated version of the first of its kind app, as well as the hiring of new company President and CMO, Terry Brown. Launched in 2020 by high school student Michael Jonna, Ruru has quickly become the go-to education app for contactless, personalized, qualified, and affordable tutoring whenever it’s needed.
The company has made a number of updates to its app to make it even simpler to use. This includes streamlined navigations, more descriptive features, and enhanced options. The app is currently focused on high school level curriculum, allowing students to receive tutoring in core subjects in 15-minute, 30 minute and 1-hour blocks. The interactive sessions start at just $7 and are conducted through a video chat feature. Ruru tutors range from current high school students to professional tutors and teachers.
“I’m fortunate to have been able to leverage my unique experience as a high school student and work with an amazing team to design this app,” shares Jonna. “As I get ready to start college at the University of Michigan this fall, I’m super excited about the company’s growth and our plans for the future, including the app updates and having Terry Brown join our team.”
As part of the company’s expansion, they have appointed marketing veteran Terry Brown as President and CMO. A seasoned marketing executive with 18 years of experience in a variety of sectors, Brown brings with him his natural aptitude for motivating teams, improving efficiency, and accelerating revenue. Brown’s history of contributing directly to company growth and expansion throughout his career makes him an asset to the Ruru team. The company has already seen a 359% increase in app downloads in the last 90 days since Brown’s hiring.
“I’m thrilled to join the Ruru team,” shared Brown. “We’re living in a virtual world and even more so since the events of the past year. We’ve got big plans for Ruru, starting with the new updates to the app that make it even easier for students to get the help they need, especially in the current educational environment.”
When Jonna launched the app in 2020 there’s no way he could have predicted how students and educators would have to re-define what learning looks like amid a worldwide pandemic. While Ruru’s initial release focused on high school level curriculum, the company plans on eventually expanding to help elementary, middle school and college students.