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Emily Lerer launches "Warby Parker of Tutoring"

Emily Lerer Launches “Warby Parker of Tutoring”

Emily Lerer has launched a nonprofit focused on tutoring that takes a page from @WarbyParker ’s “buy one, give one” business model. The organization, entitled “Project Tutor,” is dedicated to providing inner-city children with access to tutoring services.

When a paid tutoring session is scheduled, @ProjectTutor donates an additional session to a child who otherwise would not have access to these services. The ultimate goal is to provide a greater balance of resources and support across the entire New York City public school system.

Emily’s husband, Ben Lerer, is the co-founder and CEO of @Thrillist Media Group and managing director of @LererVentures which he co-founded with his father Ken, Eric Hippeau, & Jordan Cooper. Lerer Ventures was one of the first investors in Warby Parker. Prior to founding “Project Tutor,” Emily was a teacher in New York City for eight years.

Project Tutor is now accepting tutor applications as well as requests for tutoring services in every subject area and at all age levels. For more information, visit:

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