About Shelby Joe

Shelby Joe 周 is the Founder of Piqosity. He has more than 18 years of experience in education as an entrepreneur, professor, and tutor. Shelby earned his BA in Political Science from Rice University. Born and raised in Mississippi, he now resides in Houston but has also lived in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hamburg.

Announcing Launch of Pre-Algebra and ELA 7 Courses

We're excited to announce the launch of our new ELA 7 and Pre-Algebra courses designed primarily for seventh grade students. The availability of these new courses rounds out our middle school math and English offerings for grades 5-8. It also allows us to offer a new ISEE Middle Level Advanced package, which bundles our [...]

Announcing Piqosity 2.0

A brand new version of the Piqosity adaptive, e-learning app is launching this summer. For over six months our engineering team has been hard at work on updating our hosting architecture, back-end code, user interface, and new features. This update is so substantial that we're basically releasing an all new app—Piqosity 2.0, and it's [...]

Announcing Launch of Math 6 and ELA 6 Courses

Today, we're proud to announce the launch of our sixth grade math and English courses. These new courses join our existing math and English courses for grades 5, 8, and 11. The impending launch of our ELA 7 and Pre-Algebra courses this spring will round out our middle school offerings. This onslaught of new [...]

Quick Start Guide to Improving Reading and Writing Skills

Piqosity's new English Language Arts (ELA) courses will help students improve their reading and writing skills and can be used for after-school enrichment and remediation or as a complete school curriculum substitute. This guide will show parents or educators how to get started with Piqosity's wealth of curriculum-aligned content. Compared to traditional strip-mall learning [...]

By |2022-02-23T08:22:22-06:00January 27th, 2022|English, ZPQA ELA 6, ZPQA ELA11, ZPQA ELA5, ZPQA ELA8|0 Comments

Announcing Peer-Normed, Dynamic Question Difficulty

Over the past week, our team has been furiously implementing a major upgrade to Piqosity's back-end statistics. All practice questions—from standardized tests like the ISEE and ACT to our core academic courses in English and math—are now peer normed for difficulty. Previously a question's author manually selected a difficulty of easy, medium, or hard. [...]

By |2022-01-05T12:41:48-06:00January 5th, 2022|ACT, App Releases & Updates, English, ISEE, Math, SAT, ZPQA Teacher|0 Comments

Math Enrichment with Piqosity’s New Algebra II Course

We’re excited to announce the launch of our new math enrichment courses for 11th grade math (Algebra II). This course is one of our latest additions to a series designed for the enrichment and remediation of core academics. Our previous mathematics enrichment courses include offerings for 5th grade (Math 5) and 8th grade math [...]

English Enrichment with Piqosity’s New ELA 11 Course

We’re excited to announce the launch of our new English enrichment course for 11th grade English Language Arts (ELA 11). This course is our latest addition to a series designed for the enrichment and remediation of core academics. Our previous English enrichment courses include offerings for 5th grade (ELA 5) and 8th grade English [...]

By |2022-02-22T13:19:56-06:00December 30th, 2021|App Releases & Updates, English, Piqosity News|0 Comments

Announcing Piqosity Virtual Tutor

AI-Driven Virtual Tutor for ISEE, ACT, and SAT Test Prep Today we would like to introduce you to Patrick the Piqosity Virtual Tutor (PVT)! You might know that Piqosity is a startup company, which means we have to use our investment dollars wisely and put all our friends and family to work, including Patrick [...]

By |2021-12-30T15:58:41-06:00November 19th, 2021|App Releases & Updates|0 Comments

English Enrichment with Piqosity’s New ELA 5 and ELA 8 Courses

We’re excited to announce the launch of our new English enrichment courses for 5th grade English Language Arts (ELA 5) and 8th grade English Language Arts (ELA 8). These two new courses continue our expansion into enrichment and remediation of core academics. We also offer math enrichment courses for 5th grade math (Math 5) [...]

By |2022-01-12T14:33:35-06:00November 10th, 2021|English, Piqosity News|0 Comments
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