250,000 Tutors Needed in the U.S.

The U.S. Department of Education has stated that 250,000 tutors are needed to deal with learning from from Covid-19. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, Ed. D. stated, “We can help all children make up for unfinished learning, recover from the pandemic, and prepare for future success – both inside and outside the classroom.” Papaya – STEM Student Marketplace is perfectly …

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THE STEM PLAYING FIELD NEEDS TO BE LEVELED  

The Bureau of Labor Statistics put out their Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics report or (OEWS) which shows that careers based on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math continue to be much in demand. This was only accelerated by the pandemic.  https://lnkd.in/g4M9Mudp Overall, STEM occupations saw an annual mean wage of $100,900, compared with $55,260 for non-STEM occupations. The demand …

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Why Your Child Should Learn to Code

There are many reasons why children should learn programming at an early age. Let’s look at a few of them.  Activates brain’s learning centersAccording to a Carnegie Mellon study, coding activates five obvious mind regions which are related to “language processing, working memory, and problem-solving”. The study found that coding initiates different regions within the brain. …

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U.S. Students Lag Behind In Science, But There Is a Solution

At the beginning of the Pandemic, the Washington Post determined the following: “Teenagers in the United States continue to lag behind their peers in East Asia and Europe in math and science, according to results of an international exam that suggest U.S. schools are not doing enough to prepare young people for the competitive global …

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Why I Launched Papaya

How did it all start? I was over the moon when I received my offer letter from my dream job at Accenture. I got a full time position in Los Angeles CA (another dream) with a starting salary of $90K (including bonuses). It was all a dream, but reaching my goal or dream position was …

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White House Encourages High Quality Tutoring

Biden Administration encourages schools and school districts to “use the $122 billion in ARP funds to provide high-quality tutoring, summer learning and enrichment, and afterschool programs that are proven pathways to helping students make up for lost learning time and succeed in school and in life…” Papaya – STEM Student Marketplace helps schools maximize those funds …

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PAPAYA FATHER OF THE MONTH

With Father’s day around the corner, we wanted to dedicate this blog to one of our favorite dads at Papaya, Vincent Salgado. The team tells me how surprised they are that he sits through his son’s class and stays with him. That’s dedication… that’s love! Having someone you trust introduce you and/or be there with …

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