One of the aspects of Duolingo’s language lessons that makes it so attractive is that it’s completely free. Presumably, this same framework would be applied to the math and music lessons, which could prove to be a major boon to both children and adults seeking additional education.
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In the United States, math and music tutoring can be prohibitively expensive, with one-on-one sessions ranging from $20 to $100 an hour. Music tutoring, in particular, is not as widely available in the U.S. as other topics – according to a study released last year by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation, around 1 in 10 students have no access to music tutoring.
If Duolingo’s math and music lessons are as effective as its language lessons at no cost, it could be one of the biggest shakeups the tutoring industry has ever seen.
“Our mission is to develop the best education and make it universally available. Now, everyone interested in music can learn the fundamentals at no cost, all in Duolingo’s playful, motivating format,” said Vanessa Jameson, director of engineering for new subjects at Duolingo, in a statement.