Tutor.com To Go™ Releases the First Education App that Connects Students to an Expert Tutor
NEW YORK – April 7, 2011 - Tutor.com, the largest online tutoring and homework help service today announced a new version of Tutor.com To Go™, available now in the Apple App Store. The app is the only education app available that connects a student to an expert tutor for real-time help. Students can use the app on their iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. The mobile app is free for all Tutor.com account-holders.
Tutor.com To Go empowers students to get the high quality help they have come to expect from Tutor.com on the devices they carry everywhere and use the most. Within the next five years, experts predict that nearly 100% of middle and high school students will be using mobile devices in the classroom as a key part of their education. Today, according to the Pew Internet and American Life Project, up to 41% of 12-17 year olds regularly connect to the Internet from their mobile phone, even when they have a computer at home.
No other education app delivers on the promise of personalized anytime, anywhere instruction. With Tutor.com To Go, students can connect to an expert tutor right from their iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to work on homework or study for a test in core subjects including math, science, English and social studies. The personalized learning begins with a student’s question and doesn’t end until the student has mastered the concept at hand.
Using their mobile device, a student can ask a tutor a question, share a resource and even take a picture of their assignment and send it to their tutor. All files are easily stored in and available from the student’s Tutor.com Locker on the web or on their device. A tutor can review the file, share a web resource and text chat with the student. On the iPad, the student and tutor can also use a real-time interactive whiteboard to collaborate on problems together.
Sessions are automatically saved and available for a student to review from their mobile device or computer. Sessions can also be shared with teachers and parents. When students want to work independently, they have 24/7 mobile access to Tutor.com’s library of thousands of online lessons, worksheets, videos and test-prep resources.
"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 is the next leap in empowering students to get live instruction whenever they need it.”
Tutor.com To Go complements Tutor.com programs in public schools, libraries, community colleges, universities 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. Tutor.com expects to develop apps for additional smart phones and mobile devices in the future.
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 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; 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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