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Dent-Phelps R-III School District Selects Varsity Tutors for Schools to Provide Students With Additional Learning Resources

Comprehensive Learning Platform Available to Assist Each District Student Whenever Needed

Dent-Phelps R-III School District today announced a partnership with Varsity Tutors for Schools, a Nerdy (NYSE: NRDY) company and the leading platform for live online tutoring, to provide all district students with access to the Varsity Tutors for Schools platform at no cost to Dent-Phelps R-III, students or families. The comprehensive platform integrates interactive study tools, collaborative workspaces, and dynamic learning resources, including:

  • 24/7 On-Demand Chat Tutoring
  • On-Demand Essay Review
  • Live Enrichment Classes SAT and ACT Test Prep Classes
  • Celebrity-Led StarCourse Classes
  • Self-Study Resources
  • College & Career Readiness Resources
  • Adaptive Assessments & Personalized Learning Plans
  • Recorded Enrichment Classes

“The Varsity Tutors for Schools platform serves as a significant resource when students require assistance, outside of regular school hours or tutoring sessions, or when they’re looking for additional study materials that will benefit them academically,” said Dr. Karla Tiefenthaler, principal at Dent-Phelps R-III School District. “We’re excited to be expanding the District’s tutoring resources with the Varsity Tutors for Schools platform, and we encourage our students and families to take advantage of the extensive learning tools it provides.”

Over 500 school districts across the country utilize the Varsity Tutors for Schools platform to supplement classroom learning and to effectively close learning gaps. When students need help with homework or are struggling to solve a problem, they can immediately chat with a tutor, 24/7, to get the help they need. Students can take practice tests and follow personal lesson plans for guided self-study. They can also sign up for expert-led live classes, and learn subjects like Geometry, Middle School Math, Elementary School Reading and more, alongside their peers.

“Varsity Tutors for Schools delivers a rich set of learning options to deploy for all students,” said Anthony Salcito, Chief Institutional Officer at Varsity Tutors for Schools. “Our comprehensive platform access is available to all K-12 schools at no cost, allowing them to budget for targeted intervention with best-in-class high-dosage tutoring options, including flexible implementation models that can put administrative staff, teachers, or parents at the center of the high-dosage tutoring relationship, depending on the needs of the district.”

Dent-Phelps R-III families can access the Varsity Tutors for School platform by visiting the Dent-Phelps R-III website: The platform is available immediately through June 2030.

About Dent-Phelps R-III School District

The mission of Dent-Phelps R-III School District is to Value, Empower, and Educate Everyone, Every Day. Dent-Phelps is an accredited district, with a Board of Education and staff who work diligently to fulfill this mission each day by creating clear policy and procedures, implementing rigorous curricula in core subjects and elective courses, providing rigorous high-quality instruction, encouraging a collaborative atmosphere, and providing extra support to help ensure that all students are able to achieve at high levels and develop into responsible citizens.

About Varsity Tutors for Schools

Varsity Tutors, the industry leading online tutoring platform trusted by millions of families, launched Varsity Tutors for Schools, aimed at assisting district leaders in delivering 1:1 tutoring and comprehensive learning support. Varsity Tutors has a proven track record of successful collaboration with over 500 K-12 schools and districts, offering three implementation models: District Assigned, Parent Assigned, and Teacher Assigned. Each implementation model includes facilitating high-dosage, recurring, face-to-face tutoring in 1:1 or small group settings for any grade or subject, 24/7 on-demand tutoring, essay reviewing, and dedicated support for college admissions and test preparation. Learn more about how Varsity Tutors provides tailored educational solutions and partners with K-12 districts at

About Nerdy Inc.

Nerdy (NYSE: NRDY) is a leading platform for live online learning, with a mission to transform the way people learn through technology. The Company’s purpose-built proprietary platform leverages technology, including AI, to connect learners of all ages to experts, delivering superior value on both sides of the network. Nerdy’s comprehensive learning destination provides learning experiences across 3,000+ subjects and multiple formats - including Learning Memberships, one-on-one instruction, small group classes, large format group classes, coding, tutor chat, essay review, and adaptive self-study. Nerdy’s flagship business, Varsity Tutors, is one of the nation’s largest platforms for live online tutoring and classes. Its solutions are available directly to students and consumers, as well as through schools and other institutions. Learn more about Nerdy at


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