NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Elie Venezky, author, app developer and founder of Prestige Prep tutoring in New York City www.prestigeprep.com, was nominated for the 2015 technology award in education by the World Technology Network (WTN). www.wtn.com
In 2014, Venezky and Prestige co-founder Phil Cohen formed a new initiative called "Operation Top 10" https://youtu.be/7e4r6EgXVXA to address the USA's student math crisis. http://www.nationsreportcard.gov/reading_math_g12_2013/#/
Their answer was the development of a math literacy application for students Grades 4- 12, with the working title of +1Math. See www.budurl.com/plus1math. Venezky's gamified math application is totally customizable for each child and adjusts in difficulty as their abilities increase.
Recognizing the unique capabilities of the math application and Operation Top 10's mission to distribute the application free to 250,000 deserving students by year-end 2016, The WTN saw fit to include Elie Venezky among its distinguished nominees in the Education category.
"It is both a thrill and an honor to have the WTN recognize my efforts to achieve math literacy through the development of a comprehensive application for desktop and mobile devices," says Venezky. "Although I already know I will not be the prizewinner on November 20, the recognition by WTN and the distinguished company of my fellow nominees is its own reward."
About Prestige Prep New York Tutoring
Elie Venezky and his partner Phil Cohen formed Prestige Prep in 2002. The bespoke New York-centric private tutoring company prides itself in addressing the unique and supplementary academic needs of New York City's schoolchildren. Prestige's emphasis on executive functioning and neuroscience; and its stringent vetting of high-caliber tutors has made it a top choice for New York City urban professional parents – a group that demands high quality, privacy and personalization. Elie Venezky is author of the Amazon best-seller Test Prep Sanity for Parents, and Test Prep Sanity for Students. He is co-author of Hack Your Brain. Venezky has been featured in Fast Company, The New York Post, Univision, and more.
About the World Technology Network
For the past 15 years, the World Technology Network has been seeking out and awarding outstanding individual and institutional technology innovators in diverse sectors from arts to science. The WTN is composed of over 1000 scientists, entrepreneurs, financiers, journalists, academics, policymakers, etc., and over 200 organizations in over 60 countries. See http://www.wtn.net/members#sthash.kisoxQb2.dpuf
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