Ruru updates tutoring app

FARMINGTON HILLS—Ruru Technologies LLC, developers of the No. 1 ranked on-demand tutoring app in the Google Play Store, has announced an updated version of its app, as well as the hiring of new company president and chief marketing officer, Terry Brown.

Launched in 2020 by high school student Michael Jonna, Ruru has quickly become the go-to education app for contactless, personalized, qualified, and affordable tutoring whenever it’s needed.

The updates include streamlined navigation,  more descriptive features, and enhanced options. The app is currently focused on high school level curriculum, allowing students to receive tutoring in core subjects in 15-minute, 30 minute and 1-hour blocks. The interactive sessions start at $7 and are conducted through a video chat feature. Ruru tutors range from current high school students to professional tutors and teachers.

“I’m fortunate to have been able to leverage my unique experience as a high school student and work with an amazing team to design this app,” Jonna said. “As I get ready to start college at the University of Michigan this fall, I’m super excited about the company’s growth and our plans for the future, including the app updates and having Terry Brown join our team.”

A seasoned marketing executive with 18 years of experience in a variety of sectors, Brown brings with him his natural aptitude for motivating teams, improving efficiency, and accelerating revenue. The company has already seen a 359 percent increase in app downloads in the last 90 days since Brown’s hiring.

Said Brown: “We’re living in a virtual world and even more so since the events of the past year. We’ve got big plans for Ruru, starting with the new updates to the app that make it even easier for students to get the help they need, especially in the current educational environment.”

Ruru was conceived in 2018 by then 15-year-old high school student Michael Jonna. Jonna found himself struggling with homework late one night and wishing he had an on-demand tutor. Development began in the fall of 2018 and the first version of the app was launched in 2020. The company released an updated version of the app in 2021 and plans to expand its services to help elementary, middle school and college students. For more information visit

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