Stephanie Espy’s MathSP Meets the Pandemic (2020)
A chemical engineer by training, Stephanie Espy ’01 never forgot seeing her mom tutor kids as she was growing up. It inspired her to pursue a career in which she could help students become more fluent in math and science. In 2008, she founded MathSP, a STEM-focused academic and test prep coaching business in Atlanta. Until Covid-19, most of MathSP’s coaching sessions and workshops were in-person, but Espy and her 18 coaches have since pivoted to remote academic coaching. Like many educators, she is grappling with challenges posed by the switch to virtual teaching — but the adjustment has also enabled her to expand the business nationwide.
MIT Daily, 23 October 2020