Tutor.com To Go™ Education App Helps Students the Moment They’re Stuck
NEW YORK – November 10, 2010 - Tutor.com, the largest online tutoring and homework help service today announced a new mobile strategy with Tutor.com To Go™. The first release, available now in the Apple App Store, gives students mobile access to Tutor.com’s library of 9,000 online lessons, worksheets, videos and test-prep resources anytime, anywhere. In early 2011, Tutor.com will introduce the ability for students to connect to an online tutor for a homework review session from their iPhone or iPod Touch.
Access to the Tutor.com’s SkillsCenter™ Resource Library is completely free, and students don’t have to create an account to use the application. There are more than 9,000 vetted homework, test prep and study resources including step-by-step videos, study guides, SAT prep materials and resources for standardized exams in all 50 states. Students in K-12 or taking introductory college courses simply select their subject and topic or search by keyword to find the resources they need on the go. Resources are rated by the community of users.
Every week, over 20,000 students access Tutor.com from their public library, school or home to connect to a live tutor for one-to-one help in math, science, social studies or English. Thousands of students also use the Tutor.com SkillsCenter to address their academic challenges. Tutor.com To Go gives students access to these resources right from their iPhone or iPod Touch. Tutor.com expects to develop apps for additional smart phones and devices in the future.
"Tutor.com has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to creating personalized, on-demand learning experiences for students," explained George Cigale, founder and CEO of Tutor.com. "Our mobile solution empowers students to access help from the device they turn to most often throughout the day for communication, entertainment and now education."
Tutor.com To Go complements Tutor.com programs in public schools, libraries and with the Department of Defense by creating more ways to extend the learning day with help that is aligned to the curriculum, keeps students on task and prepared for each day’s lesson.
Current Tutor.com subscribers with individual accounts can also use the app now to take pictures of homework problems and store them in their mobile locker until they’re ready to work with a tutor. Subscribers can also review previous online tutoring sessions.
Tutor.com is the world’s largest online tutoring service. The Tutor.com network of over two thousand professional tutors and career specialists have delivered more than 5 million one-to-one tutoring and career sessions in a proprietary online classroom optimized for learning, since 2001. Tutor.com powers tutoring and homework help programs for the Department of Defense; the states of Alabama, Alaska, Kansas, Louisiana and Rhode Island; the District of Columbia, and thousands of public libraries and schools. For more information please go to www.tutor.com.
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