State of the Union: The Need for Supplemental Education

State of the union address

Yesterday President Biden delivered his State of the Union address in which he announced his intent to improve and expand high-quality tutoring programs. This is essential in helping students close the current opportunity skills gap, especially in STEM education. Traditional, core education undoubtedly lays the foundation for academic success and furnishes the essential skills and knowledge that students require. However, the significant role that supplemental education plays in enhancing the learning experience should not be overlooked. Supplemental education offers opportunities for personalized learning, accommodates various learning styles, and invites students to delve into areas of interest outside the traditional curriculum.

The Pivotal Role of Supplemental Education

While the importance of core education is undeniable, the role of supplemental education in the overall learning experience of students is equally pivotal. It doesn’t just supplement core education but significantly enhances it. Supplemental education tailors learning to each student, respects the diversity of learning styles, and provides a platform for exploratory and self-directed learning.

As educators, parents, and stakeholders in the future of our students, recognizing the value of supplemental education and striving to provide these resources is not just beneficial – it’s essential. 

What We’re Doing to Lead the Way

At Numerade, we are passionate about democratizing STEM education and making it accessible to students from all walks of life. We believe a strong foundation in STEM fields can open up a world of opportunities, and we’re committed to ensuring that every student has the resources they need to succeed. 

Quality Learning, Now More Accessible

We’re acutely aware that the cost of supplemental educational resources can be prohibitive for many students. Tutoring costs can amount to hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars a year, with this in mind, we have endeavored to make our platform as accessible as possible by providing high-quality STEM learning at a fraction of the cost. Through our affordable subscription model, students can access the largest database of STEM textbook video lessons and directly ask questions to our community of professional educators for a step-by-step video walkthrough of a problem. 

Additionally, we offer a free tier of services that include our unique AI tutor, practice quizzes, online study groups, and more. Our premium and free services alike have been developed with careful consideration of current core curriculum needs and informed by current professional educational expertise. Additionally, these features are all available 24/7, ensuring students can find support and ask as many questions as they want, whenever they want. 

Final Thoughts

We’re on board with President Biden’s mission to expand access because we’ve been leading the way long before his address. Supplemental education can make a huge difference in the lives of students everywhere and will have a direct impact on the future of our global community. We’re committed to continue leading the way in providing accessible, high-quality STEM learning. 


  • Rob Shield

    Rob Shield is based out of Columbus, Ohio. As Numerade's copywriter, Rob uses their extensive background in education to inform and shape the topics and content posted to the blog for educators, parents, and students alike.