Students Turned to Tutor.com Over 90,000 Times this September for On Demand Tutoring
New York, NY (October 10, 2007) – In just the first few weeks of the school year, students got help from professional tutors over 90,000 times at Tutor.com, the leading provider of online, on demand homework help and tutoring services. The minute a student gets stuck on a homework problem, they are turning to Tutor.com for immediate help from the largest network of professional tutors available. Today, the company announced it has added the 2,000th tutor to meet the growing demand for one-to-one help in math, science, social studies and English.
As the school year swings into high gear and students tackle hours of homework and studying each night, Tutor.com expects demand for its innovative, on demand tutoring solution to continue to grow—especially in math and science where both students and their parents report needing the most help. These subjects accounted for over 70,000 of September's sessions. Tutors and students connected for a total of over 38,500 hours or more than 2 million minutes of one-to-one tutoring which is about 1,200 hours of tutoring, on average, for each day in September.
"We expected this to school year to be our busiest yet as more parents and students find out how convenient and effective on demand tutoring is for today's families who are often struggling with hours of homework assignments each night," said George Cigale, founder and CEO of Tutor.com. "What we find most encouraging, is reading comments from students and parents that we're relieving the nightly stress and frustration of homework while building students' confidence and improving their grades."
In addition to leaving comments, students have the opportunity to rate their tutoring experience on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the most satisfied with the tutoring. The average rating for the month of September was 4.2. Over 93% of students who filled out the post-session survey reported they would recommend on demand tutoring from Tutor.com to a friend.
Tutor.com creates innovative, on demand homework help and tutoring services that connect students to a professional tutor online the moment they need help in math, science, social studies or English. Our network of 2,000 professional tutors has delivered over 2.5 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 2007 and 2006, was honored as one of the 25 Best Small Companies for Women 2007 by Working Mother and ranked in the first-ever Inc. 5,000 list of the fastest growing private companies in America. For more information or a free trial of the service please visit Tutor.comor call (800) 411-1970.