Tutor.com chosen as One of the 25 Best Small Companies for Women 2007 by Working
Leader in On Demand Homework Help and Tutoring Services Offers Flexible Environment
for Working Mothers
NEW YORK, NY – March 14, 2007– Tutor.com, the world leader in live, on demand homework
help and tutoring services has been chosen as one of the 25 Best Small Companies
for Women for 2007 by Working Mother. The company is being recognized for its family-friendly
benefits, entrepreneurial and community spirit, and programs to help women advance.
Profiled in the April issue of Working Mother magazine, Tutor.com is celebrated
for its family-friendly policies that include comprehensive healthcare, flexible
maternity leave and return policies, and the ability to work from home offices.
About 65% of Tutor.com employees work one or more days a week remotely. Women hold
senior management positions across the organization and are able to mentor their
female colleagues. Additionally, all employees with children in middle and high
school receive free access to online math, science, social studies and English help
through Tutor.com’s services.
As part of Tutor.com’s on demand tutoring model, the company has over 1,200 tutors
across the U.S. and Canada that work as independent contractors. Many of the tutors
are women in the education field who have chosen to stay home with their children.
They enjoy a flexible schedule that allows them to tutor from their own home during
non-traditional work hours so they can more easily accommodate their families’ needs.
"Working mothers have been an important part of the success and growth of our
business," said George Cigale, CEO and founder of Tutor.com. "It’s fantastic
to be recognized by Working Mother magazine for providing many of the great programs
that larger companies offer to help working mothers have the flexibility and control
to balance their family life along with a fulfilling career."
Launched in 2006, the Working Mother Best Small Companies initiative honors businesses
with between five and 100 employees that are using innovative combinations of traditional
and creative benefits to improve work/life balance.
Working Mother readers nominated small companies with family-friendly benefits and
a culture that helps employees balance their work and family needs. Companies were
required to have between five and 120 employees. Editors scored more than 250 entries
based primarily on three areas of emphasis: work/life benefits, entrepreneurial
spirit and programs to help women advance.
Tutor.com was founded in 1998 to create innovative, on demand homework help and
tutoring services that connect students to a professional tutor online the minute
they need help in math, science, social studies or English. Our network of over
1,200 professional tutors has delivered over 2 million tutoring sessions. Tutor.com
services include Tutor.com Direct, an affordable tutoring service for families and
Live Homework Help, an after-school program offered at over 1,600 public libraries.
For more information please visit Tutor.com.