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Sal Khan: Innovative Educator and Founder of Khan Academy

Episode Summary

While working at a successful hedge fund Sal Khan began tutoring his cousin when he learned she was struggling with math. After realizing that the social aspect of learning can add pressure, he started creating video lessons. His cousins loved learning by video and could rewind challenging sections. He started writing code to help track student progress and keep track of their goals. Sal democratized education by scaling what he learned about tutoring to create Khan Academy which is currently serving 30 million students a month during the pandemic. Khan Academy's mission is to provide a free world-class education for anyone, anywhere. Very smart insights about the SATS, virtual learning, and how children are learning today. His non-profit is helping students all over the world keep up on their studies at a time when traditional educational opportunities are limited and stretched thin by challenges from the pandemic. This episode is brought to you by reMarkable, the paper tablet. It's my favorite way to take notes, sign contracts, and save all the instruction manuals to all the gadgets I buy. Learn more at I hope you enjoyed this podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes It takes less than sixty seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I might read your review on my next episode! Sign up for Guy's weekly email at Connect with Guy on social media: Twitter: Instagram: Facebook: LinkedIn: Read Guy’s books: Thank you for listening and sharing this episode with your community.