A student attends an online class at home in Nanchang, East China's Jiangxi province, on Feb 10, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)
Young graduates are becoming a major segment of tutors on online education platforms, as over 75.39 percent of graduates surveyed were born after 1995, according to a recent report.
Graduates born after 1996 and graduates born between 1990 and 1994 accounted for 24.16 and 23.81 percent of tutors respectively. Only 0.8 percent of tutors in the online education sector were born between 1985 and 1990.
The findings were part of a report published by the School of Statistics of Beijing Normal University and leading online education startup Zuoyebang, as rising graduates jump into the booming online education sector amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
Among those surveyed, 99.21 percent of tutors have a bachelor's degree or above. For tutors for high school in particular, 66 percent came from the country's key universities.
This trend has become pronounced in the last two years, the report noted, as 80.52 percent of tutors that own a master degree were employed after the second half of last year.
As the epidemic has brought pressure to graduates, the report pointed out online education companies are contributing to job stability by employing more graduates.