Tutor.com Delivers Record 112,438 One-to-One Sessions in 31 Days
On Demand Tutoring Model Takes Hold as Tutor.com Experiences Growth of 33% Compared to October 2006; Students Spent over 40,000 hours working with Live Tutors
New York, NY (November 12, 2007) – Tutor.com, the largest online tutoring company with a network of over 2,000 tutors, announced a record 112,438 one-to-one, on demand tutoring sessions during the month of October. This represents growth of 33% compared to the same time period in 2006 and 11% growth from just last month. The dramatic increase in sessions points to students' and parents' enthusiastic adoption of the on demand tutoring model. With the largest tutor network and most reported number of sessions each month, Tutor.com is clearly leading the pack of online tutoring services.
Every day students instantly connect to a certified, background checked tutor the minute they need help, for as long as they need help, in algebra, geometry, physics, chemistry and much more. Students access Tutor.com services either through one of the 1,600 public libraries that offer Live Homework Help® or by going directly to www.tutor.com and setting up an account.
While growth is rapid, high quality has stayed consistent. Over 90% of students report they would recommend the service to a friend and thousands of student and parent comments continue to reinforce that kids are taking control of their learning by connecting to a tutor when they need help, at the time they are ready to learn. Recent research conducted by a third-party for Tutor.com substantiates that targeted tutoring helps students master math concepts. The most significant improvements were 12% higher scores during post-tests for geometry concepts. The study also found that parents attribute an increase in their child's confidence and an improvement in their grades to using Tutor.com.
"We're excited to be leading a revolution in how children learn," said George Cigale, founder and CEO of Tutor.com. "American students and their parents face more homework, more stress and more competition in earlier and earlier grades than ever before. Tutor.com helps alleviate the pressure and helps kids reach their personal best in an environment that they like and associate with having fun."
A recent study put out by the National School Boards Association (NSBA) and Grunwald Associates LLC, reported that 96% of teens are online using social networking sites to connect with friends and one of the "hot" topics is education. In fact 50% of the teens online say they talk specifically about homework. Tutor.com gives teens a safe, secure destination to connect to real tutors rather than just their peers to get homework done.
Tutor.com is predicting doing well over a million one-to-one sessions this year as it continues to see strong growth in both its institutional and consumer businesses. The company recently raised $13.5 million in funding led by Intel Capital to effectively manage its rapid expansion.
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 over 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.com or call (800) 411-1970.