Tutor.com delivers more than 720,000 On Demand Tutoring Sessions
Students connected in under three minutes to a professional tutor online during the 2006-2007 school year
New York, NY (June 22, 2007) Tutor.com, the leading provider of on demand homework help and tutoring services continues to dominate the online tutoring market, delivering more than 720,000 online tutoring sessions over the 2006-2007 school year. Students across the country use Tutor.com services either for free through over 1,600 public library and school locations in 42 states, or by purchasing tutoring directly at Tutor.com.
Professional Tutors Available On Demand
Students connected to a professional tutor in under three minutes, on average during the 2006-2007 school year. Tutor.com requires no appointments. The minute a student gets stuck, a professional tutor is available for a one-to-one session. Traditional in-person tutoring services as well as online tutoring companies still require families to schedule appointments in advance with the same tutor at the same time each week. Students who use Tutor.com services have access to a network of over 1,300 professional tutors located across the U.S. and Canada as well as bilingual tutors from Latin America.
Overscheduled families and students embrace this new tutoring model not only for the convenience it offers, but also the quality of one-to-one tutoring. Over 90% of the students completing post-session surveys reported they would recommend Tutor.com to a friend.
"This tutor was amazing! He actually managed a feat that I thought impossible: helped me enjoy chemistry! I will truly and honestly recommend this site to friends in need," wrote Justin, a 9th grader, in a post-session survey.
Just like Justin, many students turn to Tutor.com for math and science help. Subjects such as Algebra I, Algebra II, Chemistry, Trigonometry, Physics and Calculus accounted for over 60% of the 2006-2007 school year sessions. On any given school night approximately 2,000 math and science tutoring sessions were taking place between the hours of 2 p.m. - 1 a.m. Eastern Time. Tutor.com also offers English and social studies tutoring.
"We're very proud of the successes of this past school year and the growing number of students who are doing better in school, completing assignments, building their confidence and improving their grades because of our services," said George Cigale, founder and CEO of Tutor.com. "The 2007-2008 school year is shaping up to be a break-out year and we expect to partner with more libraries and attract as many as 10,000 family subscribers."
Tutor.com recently raised $13.5 million in expansion funding led by Intel Capital which it will use for marketing initiatives and to work with hundreds more tutors to meet the growing demand for high quality tutoring the minute a student needs the help.
Tutor.com creates 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 1,300 professional tutors has delivered over 2 million one-to-one tutoring sessions. Tutor.com services include Tutor.com Direct, an on demand tutoring service for families and Live Homework Help, an after-school program offered at over 1,600 public libraries. Tutor.com also powers two statewide, governor-supported initiatives, HomeworkKansas and HomeworkAlabama. Tutor.com was named to Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 Program for the New York Region in 2006 and honored as one of the 25 Best Small Companies for Women 2007 by Working Mother. For more information or a free trial of the service please visit Tutor.com or call 1.800.411.1970.