Course Hero

We envision a world where every student graduates, confident and prepared.

Founded 2006
51-200 employees
  • Technology Infrastructure
  • Education
  • Headquarters address
    Redwood City, CA, United States (Right by CalTrain!)
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    Our Mission

    The optimal learning destination for every course.

    Our Story

    Course Hero was founded in 2006 by a Cornell University student who missed a class and realized there had to be a better way to get caught up than awkwardly asking a stranger for notes. He set out to create a platform where students and experts could share and access the great academic content they needed to succeed, anywhere, at any time.

    Today, millions of students take advantage of Course Hero’s supplemental educational resources, which are catalogued by school, course, subject, standardized test and/or book. Whether you need to get through final exams or want to brush up on your French, we have the tools you need to achieve your goals.

    What We Do

    We're an online learning library of course-specific study resources

    Course Hero is an online learning library where you can access over 25 million course-specific study resources contributed by a community of students and educators. You'll find practice problems, study guides, videos, class notes, and step-by-step explanations for every subject you're studying --- from economics to literature, biology to history, accounting to psychology, and everything in between. We help you quickly find what you need so you can learn deeply.

    Why We Do It

    We believe in supporting study learning, together

    The road to graduation is a stressful, debt-ridden uphill battle --- one in which 40% of college students never win. To us that's an epic fail.

    That's why we're working closely with educators to help support student learning and complement what's happening in the classroom. We all want to see more students walking up to the podium on graduation day, proud of what they've accomplished, and ready to build great lives for themselves. We aim to help them get there.

    About Us

    Course Hero envisions a world where every student graduates, confident and prepared. We are a privately held, mission-driven educational technology company that is profitable and growing. We’re building the optimal learning destination for every college course. Course Hero students can access over 25 million course-specific study materials and study resources to enhance their supplemental and deep learning experiences. We see more students that are confident and prepared when they can quickly find what they need and learn deeply.

    At Course Hero, we have an awesome team and a really engaging culture. We are customer-focused, collaborative, responsible, gritty and we love to learn!

    We’re not the only ones that think we’re onto something big. Course Hero has been recognized as one of the 245th Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2018 Technology Fast 500 and also 2018’s One of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area by San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal.

    Tech stack

    Go, Python, React, MySQL, JavaScript, Git, Kubernetes, AWS, TensorFlow, Kafka, Docker, Jenkins, Redux, Objective-C, Swift, Java, PHP, Symfony


    Compensation and retirement

    Performance bonus
    Stock Options
    401k plan
    401k matching
    Cell phone reimbursement
    Commuter assistance plans

    Health and wellness

    Health insurance
    Dental insurance
    Vision insurance
    Life insurance
    Disability insurance
    On-site fitness center

    Vacation and time off

    Paid time off
    Paid holidays
    Flexible working hours
    Work from home flexibility
    Volunteer time off
    Maternity benefits
    Paternity benefits
    Adoption assistance

    Personal development

    Tuition reimbursement
    Management training
    Job training
    Conferences reimbursement
    Internship program

    Values and quality of life

    Diversity program
    Accessible via public transportation
    Commuter shuttles
    Bike parking
    Employee groups and committees
    Snacks and beverages
    Catered lunches
    Matching charitable donations
    Company activities
    Games and recreation
    Employee discount programs
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