Since 2009, Shmoop has been a digital publishing company with a point of view. Our teaching method revolves around the basic idea that learning is often too hard—so we carry gallons of humor-laden academic WD-40 to squirt on the tracks whenever we can. If students enjoy the process, they will do it...more.

We own 100% of our content and present both a consistent voice and a distinctive product offering. Our free Learning Guides, Online Courses, College Readiness Prep, and Test Prep balance a teen-friendly, approachable style with academically rigorous materials to help students understand why they should care. Not one to leave the visual learners hanging, Shmoop also boasts a massive—and always growing—library of thousands of videos, covering everything from literature and history to math and finance.

Life goes on after high school though, and we've got that covered, too. Our Careers page is written by real, studly Oil Rig Drillers, Delta Force Captains, and Marine Biologists, while our College 101 section prepares students for what college might actually look, feel, and smell like.

Thousands of schools around the world use Shmoop as part of their curriculum, and the company has also been honored by the internet powers that be: twice by the Webby Awards and twice by Scholastic Administrator Magazine ("Best in Tech").

By way of further Shmoopy introduction, check out our "What Is Shmoop" video (part of our ever-growing ShmoopTube) or read about us in the press.