Tutor.com Partners with Actress, Mathematician and Author Danica McKellar to Inspire Girls to Excel in Math
Everyone who purchases Danica McKellar's new bestselling book, MATH DOESN'T SUCK, can receive 75 free minutes of on demand tutoring from Tutor.com
New York, NY (September 12, 2007) – Tutor.com, the leading provider of on demand tutoring and homework help, announced today a partnership with Danica McKellar, best known for her roles as "Winnie Cooper" from The Wonder Years and "Elsie Snuffin" from The West Wing, and now author of the bestselling "MATH DOESN'T SUCK: How to Survive Middle School Math Without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail." Her groundbreaking book is already inspiring tens of thousands of middle school girls to take a whole new look at math, and now, anyone who purchases the book can receive 75 free minutes of on demand tutoring from Tutor.com.
"I know from experience that math can be a tough subject. I struggled in middle school until a great teacher helped translate math for me and made it fun with real-life examples," explained Danica McKellar. "That's why I wrote "Math Doesn't Suck"—to teach math in a friendly and relevant way for middle school girls. And now I'm thrilled that Tutor.com has offered everyone who buys my book 75 minutes of free on demand tutoring. It's a great online service that provides tutoring for kids the moment need it."
"We know that girls and guys are struggling with math because thousands of kids turn to us for help with math homework every night," said George Cigale, founder and CEO of Tutor.com. "Working with Danica is a great fit as she shares our vision of empowering students to ask for help when they're stuck. Danica's book and access to a professional tutor for one-to-one help builds students' confidence and that can translate into success in school and in life."
Tutor.com's network of over 1,800 professional tutors is available seven days a week to help students not only with math but with science, social studies and English too. Over 90% of students and parents using Tutor.com's homework and tutoring services report they would recommend it to a friend.
Anyone who has purchased a copy of "MATH DOESN'T SUCK" can go to Tutor.com to receive 75 free minutes of on demand tutoring.
About Danica McKellar
Best known for her roles on The Wonder Years and The West Wing, Danica McKellar is also an internationally-recognized mathematician and now math author, being named "Person of the Week" by ABC World News witih Charles Gibson for writing her new bestselling book, "MATH DOESN'T SUCK" to inspire middle school girls to succeed in math. A summa cum laude graduate of UCLA with a degree in Mathematics, Danica has been honored in Britain's esteemed Journal of Physics and the New York Times for her work in mathematics, most notably for her role as co-author of a ground-breaking mathematical physics theorem which bears her name (The Chayes-McKellar-Winn Theorem).
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