Tutor.com Sponsors Tabula Digita and New York City Schools Multiplayer Educational Video Game Tournament
Middle School Students put their Math Skills to the Test and Win Instant, Online Tutoring
New York, NY (December 14, 2007) – Tutor.com, the largest online tutoring company with a network of over 2,200 tutors announced it is sponsoring the first-ever citywide Multiplayer Educational Game (MEG) tournament put on by the New York City Department of Education and Tabula Digita today at Columbia University. Twenty five middle school student "gamers" from across all five boroughs will compete head-to-head using their math skills in Tabula Digita's DimensionM™ immersive video game software. All students will receive 75 minutes of free Tutor.com to connect to a professional tutor whenever they need help with math, science, social studies or English.
"Tutor.com is proud to once again work with Tabula Digita to show students, parents and educators how the right technology tools combined with human connections can work together to dramatically change how students learn," said George Cigale, founder and CEO of Tutor.com. "Kids who grow up on a steady diet of texting, mobile communications and on demand everything are pushing the industry to innovate and create the services they want for learning. We're answering that call."
Over 5,000 times a night students turn to Tutor.com to get one-to-one help from professional tutors. A student works one-to-one with a tutor online where they use real-time chat, an interactive whiteboard and Web browsing tools. Students get help in a full range of subjects including algebra, chemistry, trigonometry, biology, physics, calculus, essay writing and more.
Tutor.com creates innovative, on demand homework help and tutoring services that connect students to a professional tutor online the moment they need help. Our network of over 2,000 professional tutors has delivered over 3 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 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 www.tutor.com or call (800) 411-1970.