IAC Acquires Online Tutoring Service, Tutor.com
NEW YORK, NY, January 7, 2012 – IAC (NASDAQ:IACI) today announced the company has completed the acquisition of Tutor.com, an online tutoring solution. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Founded in 1998, Tutor.com connects students anytime, anywhere with more than 2,500 screened and qualified tutors for immediate one-to-one sessions. Historically focused on core K-12 subjects, Tutor.com has more recently expanded into AP courses, test prep, college-level curriculum, and real-time writing help. Millions of students have benefited from Tutor.com’s personalized learning programs which are offered by direct consumer subscription and through partnerships with public and academic libraries, school districts, the United States military, and colleges.
“Tutor.com has done the hard part, having built over many years an incredible nationwide network of high quality tutors ready to help students improve their learning,” said Greg Blatt, CEO of IAC. “We think it’s ripe for us to accelerate usage by bringing to bear our consumer Internet expertise in areas like product, marketing and distribution. It’s not often we find a company with such untapped potential that our particular skill set can help unlock, in an area that truly helps people improve their lives, all at a compelling valuation. Although it’s small, we’re excited about this acquisition.”
“We are on a mission to help every student take control of their own learning and achieve their academic and professional goals,” said George Cigale, founder and CEO of Tutor.com, “and becoming an IAC company will help us reach that goal faster. A high-quality education has never been more important and we think the combination of Tutor.com and IAC will make one-to-one learning accessible, affordable and sustainable for consumers and institutions.”
Cigale will remain CEO and continue to run the business from Tutor.com’s offices in New York City.
IAC (NASDAQ: IACI) is a leading media and Internet company comprised of more than 150 brands and products, including Match.com, Ask.com, CollegeHumor, and CityGrid Media. Focused in the areas of Search, Match, Local and Media, IAC's family of websites is one of the largest in the world, with nearly a billion monthly visits across more than 30 countries. The company is headquartered in New York City with offices in various locations throughout the U.S. and internationally. To view a full list of the companies of IAC, please visit our website at www.iac.com.
Tutor.com is the world's largest and highest-rated online learning service. The Tutor.com community of more than 2,500 professional experts has delivered more than 8 million one-to-one tutoring and professional development 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; colleges and universities; the states of Alabama, Alaska, Louisiana, Montana, North Dakota and Rhode Island; and, the District of Columbia and thousands of public libraries. For more information, please go to www.tutor.com.