Survey Finds 88% Parents are helping with Homework. Tutor.com Says Stop.
NEW YORK, October 15, 2008 - A recent survey* found that 88% of parents help children with homework each week. Since October is the busiest homework month of the year, Tutor.com (www.tutor.com), the #1 online tutoring and homework help service, took to the streets of New York City to speak with parents and other high school and college graduates to see if they could answer some standard homework questions. You can see the results on the Tutor.com You Tube™ Channel. After you view the video, you will see why Tutor.com is putting out an official plea to parents to please, stop helping your children with homework. There are other options.
There are over 50,000 school age children and young adults living on Marine bases around the world. Live Homework Help will be available to all of them and their parents via libraries on each base or from home by visiting www.usmc-mccs.org. All they need is a computer and Internet access to connect to a professional tutor for a one-to-one homework session.
"Tutor.com is proud to support the families of the men and women who are serving our country especially during a time of war when many parents are deployed and spending time away from their children," said George Cigale, founder and CEO of Tutor.com. "We guarantee that we’ll find the right algebra tutor, physics tutor or geometry tutor from our over 2,200 qualified tutors to provide the help your child needs 24/7."
Parents may find it hard to walk away from helping their children with homework assignments. So kids, please be extra supportive during this time period. You may want to encourage your parents to catch up on episodes of "Mad Men" or show them how to ace Wii tennis so they won’t feel lonely while you’re working one-to-one with a tutor balancing chemical equations. It will be hard, but Tutor.com is here to help.
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 more than 3.5 million one-to-one tutoring sessions. For more information , or a free trial please go to www.tutor.com.
* Survey was conducted by MomCentral for Tutor.com. 552 moms of school-age kids participated.