There’s no denying the power of TikTok. With more than 1 billion active users every month (more than double that of Twitter), the video-sharing platform has shifted how people consume content—especially college students.
Professor Angelita Howard of Morehouse University even wrote an ebook on TikTok projects that she incorporates into her curriculum.
Now that millions of students are on the platform, it’s the perfect channel for providing learning content.
Course Hero asked Justin Nguyen of Declassified Media who some of his favorite TikTok influencers were for college students and teachers—and here are his top picks:
@justicethetutor Keep your brain healthy 📚🧠 #math #justicethetutor #maths #mathematics #learnontiktok ♬ love nwantinti (ah ah ah) – CKay
Justice Shepard started his TikTok account as a junior majoring in electrical engineering at University of California Santa Barbara. His account quickly grew to 1.8 million followers, making him one of the most popular math tutors on the platform. He has since started his own tutoring business called Shepard Tutoring, where his mission is to help make education as accessible as possible.
@goharsguide what do you choose? 🤔 #school #motivation ♬ Spooky, quiet, scary atmosphere piano songs – Skittlegirl Sound
MIT graduate Gohar Khan offers college admissions advice to more than 2.1 million followers on his TikTok account. His videos offer support and motivation to millions of students to help them get into their dream college. Some of his most popular videos include his “How to Find the Motivation for School” series, which has amassed some 7 million views.
@miss.excel Pivot Table Tip! Do we like this new learning style?! 🧠⚡️#techtok ♬ original sound – Kat: Chief Excel Officer
Who knew Microsoft Excel could be fun to learn? But that’s exactly what Miss Excel (real name Kat) does for her 860,000 followers! Since starting her TikTok in 2020, Kat has helped millions of people (not just students) work with Excel more efficiently so they can save time and frustration. She even offers her own course on mastering Excel, which has been featured in Forbes and Business Insider.
@the_mrskelly Holy Spirit was activated when it created this trick! #holyspirit #holyspiritactivate #mathtrick #mrskellymath ♬ Holy Spirit Activate – Victory Youth
Deidre Kelly is a 6th-grade math teacher, but her videos teach and inspire her 1.5 million followers of all ages. From fractions to integers to angles, Mrs. Kelly covers a variety of concepts in a way that makes learning math simple and relatable.
@ourfuturestories Fumbled the bag hard 🤪📖 #jeffbezos #amazon #business ♬ original sound – Our Future Stories
Michael Sikland started his business TikTok in May of 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic. He says, “I committed myself to a mission from my childhood bedroom: make the business world more exciting, accessible, and digestible to young people.” Today his account shares incredible stories on business and leadership to nearly 210,000 followers.
@mandaround Youre gonna be the MOST prepared student on campus and NO im not sorry im starting this early #university #college #collegelife #dorm #dormlife #collegeessentials #universityessentials #backtoschool #highschool #student #uoft #mcgill #ubc #yorku #queensuniversity #mcmasteruniversity #mcmaster #ontariouniversities #premed #engineering ♬ Monkeys Spinning Monkeys – Kevin MacLeod & Kevin The Monkey
Amanda Round is a TikTokker and YouTuber who talks about anything and everything to help college students succeed. From college admissions to health and fashion, Amanda’s videos help more than 100,000 students navigate life in and out of the classroom.