Education Technology Expert Joins Tutor.com to Lead
Live On Demand Professional Development Program
NEW YORK – February 22, 2011 – Tutor.com, the largest online tutoring service with more than six million sessions served, announces the appointment of Pamela Livingston as Product Manager for the Live On Demand Professional Development program funded through a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant. The grant was awarded to Tutor.com in November 2010 to create a completely new professional development model that will provide on demand, one-to-one support for math teachers. Ms. Livingston will oversee day-to-day operations and she’ll work closely with participating school districts. Tutor.com is accepting applications from school districts through March 15, 2011.
Ms. Livingston has spent seventeen years directing education technology programs and helping teachers integrate technology at public, private and charter schools. She is also a well-known expert on school laptop programs and published the ISTE bestseller “1-to-1 Learning: Laptop Programs that Work” after spending a year interviewing laptop leaders across the country. As a frequent presenter and keynote at national and international venues, Ms. Livingston continues to assist educators with integrating digital technologies into the classroom environment.
“Bringing Pamela on board to manage our new on-demand professional development program is a key win for us and all the school districts and math teachers we’ll be working with over the next two years,” said George Cigale, founder and CEO of Tutor.com. “She brings many years of relevant experience to this project and most importantly, has a passion for working with educators.”
Prior to joining Tutor.com, Ms. Livingston held positions as Director of Technology for schools in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and was the technology and beta lead on the development of an online assessment tool for Edison Learning. She is an adjunct professor at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia and at University of Massachusetts, Boston. With a B.S. in computer systems from CUNY and an M.S. in education and technology from Chestnut Hill College, Pamela is a Google Certified Teacher.
To learn more about the Tutor.com on-demand professional development program funded through a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, please visit www.tutor.com/ondemandpd.
The Tutor.com network of over two thousand professional tutors and career specialists have delivered over 6 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; school districts across the country including East Baton Rouge Parish School District, Killeen Independent School District, and Broward County School District; the states of Alabama, Alaska, Kansas, Louisiana and Rhode Island; the District of Columbia, and thousands of public libraries. Tutor.com is the exclusive online education partner for the American Association of School Administrators. For more information, please go to www.tutor.com/schools.
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