Tutor.com featured at Sandbox Summit at the 2008 International CES
CEO George Cigale to discuss educating minorities and students with learning challenges using online services
New York, NY (January 4, 2008) – Tutor.com, the largest online tutoring service connecting millions of students for instant help from qualified tutors will be featured at the groundbreaking Sandbox Summit: A Playdate with Technology at the 2008 International CES®. Founder and CEO, George Cigale will be a member of a distinguished panel of education leaders and veterans to discuss the cognitive and social impact spending hours online has on today's children. The panel will also take a close look at how online time and services are affecting immigrant families and kids with learning challenges.
The panel, "What is Tech Really Teaching?" is one of five exciting discussions taking place on January 8, 2008 as part of the Sandbox Summit at The Venetian. This ground breaking event will examine how technology is affecting the ways kids play, learn and connect in today's digital world. Tutor.com, the leader and veteran of online tutoring services is a natural fit for this event.
"I've spent the last decade building a service that empowers students and parents to look at education in a new way. Now, we're finding that online tutoring services are increasingly important to a wide range of students with very specific needs,"" explained George Cigale, founder and CEO of Tutor.com. "I look forward to sharing how online tutoring services are benefitting immigrant families and students who have been diagnosed with learning challenges."
About The Sandbox Summit: A Playdate with Technology
This groundbreaking event will examine how technology is affecting the ways kids play, learn and connect in today's digital world. The Sandbox Summit™ conference, scheduled for January 8, will bring together educators, toy manufacturers, consumer electronics companies, policy makers and media for a program packed with industry insights, demonstrations and audience participation. The Sandbox Summit's exhibitionwhich takes place at the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) from January 7 -10 in Las Vegas, Nevada, will showcase the latest high-tech toys and media that children are using today, and explore toys being designed for the kids of tomorrow.
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 2,200 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 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 www.tutor.com or call (800) 411-1970.