About Sandbox Playground

As the world continues to maneuver around hybrid and remote learning, Gooroo has worked hard to develop a program where students can effectively learn in-person in a safe environment. Gooroo has partnered with Related to supplement and guide their student residents towards success with a personalized learning environment that is also socially distant.

At Sandbox Playground, Gooroo helps students by personally matching them with an experienced and engaging one on one tutor. Research shows that 75% of students who receive tutoring achieve higher grades than their classmates. Gooroo is exclusively bringing the best tutors to Related Residents at Sandbox Playground while also providing clear safety guidelines and precautionary measures.

Sandbox Playground, a pop-up that will bring innovative and interactive exhibitions on a rotating basis to West Chelsea and Hudson Yards. Sandbox Playground is currently featuring Gooroo.

How it works

  1. Person thinking about request

    Step 1

    You submit a request.

  2. Tutor profiles being matched

    Step 2

    We'll reach out to you to schedule tutoring and coordinate all the details.

  3. Student and tutor meeting

    Step 3

    Your student meets our certified tutor at Sandbox Playground.

Our Gooroo tutors

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Gooroo goes through a rigorous vetting process for each of our instructors. We require all of our tutors to have a minimum of 2 years teaching experience along with a minimum college G.P.A of 3.5 from top, competitive colleges.

We do this to have instructors who are passionate, articulate, personable, and excited to teach!

Our tutors can teach over 300 subjects. Try and find a subject they don't teach – we dare you!

Gooroo tutors are educators and mentors ready to help your child

  • Picture of Joanna, teaches computer science

    I am a Chief Administrative Officer of a business tech company, and an adjunct lecturer at NYU. I hold a J.D., an M.S. in Computer Science, and a B.A. in Mathematics and Computer Science. I value education and am grateful for how it helped make it possible for me to reach this level of success in my career. I love helping students achieve their academic goals and gain self-confidence.

    Joanna, teaches computer science
  • Picture of Samwel, teaches elementary school math

    I work as a Technical Architect at Salesforce and serve as a Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Specialist in the US Army Reserve. To me, teaching is about providing targeted instructions in a way that requires little, if any, effort for the students to understand. What keeps me most passionate about teaching is seeing my students transform as a direct result of our collaborative effort.

    Samwel, teaches elementary school math
  • Picture of Julian, teaches reading

    Gooroo lets me connect with students that I share common passions with. For example, with one student, I not only helped boost his SAT scores but also worked with him on a short film for his college application. Whether it’s with math, ELA, literature, or French, I always bring my love of learning to what I teach.

    Julian, teaches reading
  • Picture of Yoojin, teaches test prep

    I have been a tutor with Gooroo since 2016! I have extensive experience in tutoring the ACT, SAT, ISEE, SSAT, and SHSAT. Over the years, I have helped a number of students improve their test scores and get admitted to fantastic schools such as Dalton and Horace Mann.

    Yoojin, teaches test prep
  • Picture of Masuma, teaches robotics

    I love being able to share knowledge and skills with my students, watching them grow and learn so much in the process. When teaching robotics, I make sure our sessions are interactive, making the environment conducive to learning while simultaneously making the student feel comfortable. Not only does this increase the student's confidence but it also helps me get to know them and their learning styles a little better.

    Masuma, teaches robotics
  • Picture of Akira, teaches earth science

    I love being able to share knowledge and skills with my students, watching them grow and learn so much in the process. When teaching robotics, I make sure our sessions are interactive, making the environment conducive to learning while simultaneously making the student feel comfortable. Not only does this increase the student's confidence but it also helps me get to know them and their learning styles a little better.

    Akira, teaches earth science

Schools our tutors have attended

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What parents say about Gooroo...

  • Gooroo made it super easy to connect each of my daughters with their perfect tutor. The new membership platform encourages them to get help from their Gooroo without hesitation and has developed a regular tutor/study regime.

    — Phil P. Father of a middle school student learning SHSAT
  • My son Jonathan's robotics tutor Masuma is FANTASTIC! She is conscientious, prepared, patient and a great teacher!

    — Randi S. Mother of a middle school student learning Robotics
  • Lucian, our tutor for math, is like the best ever. He is helping my son so much. Words can’t describe how satisfied I am with him. Gooroo really really gave me a great recommendation. My son loves him, and he has gone above and beyond. Even as far as helping my son over the phone. My son had a take-home test, and Lucian said that he can still call him over the phone to help with any questions. He is the best ever.

    — Taihisha J. Parent of elementary student learning Math

Proud partners with

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    We support underserved K-12 students through after-school learning programs to minimize the wealth-education gap.

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    As an official vendor of afterschool programs, we provide students with tutoring, study skills and extracurricular activities.

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    Gooroo offers exclusive tutoring services to the residents of Hello Alfred.

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    We provide custom-tailored virtual programming for residents.

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    For each session you book with Gooroo, we donate one book to BFA to reduce education costs for African children.

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    Our expert Gooroos act as mentors and advisors to students in China looking to expand their English education.

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    We promote seniors’ well-being through language and culture programs.

  • NYC Department for the Aging Logo

    We provide diverse adults and families with continuing educational support.