Tutor.com and Santa Maria-Bonita School District Partner Up to Support K–8 Students

NEW YORK and SANTA MARIA, May 19, 2021 /— Tutor.com, one of the world's largest online tutoring services, is delighted to announce that Santa Maria-Bonita School District, the largest school district in Santa Barbara County, California, has selected Tutor.com to provide online tutoring services for 16,500 students in grades K–8 across the district’s 21 schools. 

Through the partnership, students enrolled in Santa Maria-Bonita district schools can access 24/7, on-demand, 1-to-1 learning support from Tutor.com's network of more than 3,000 expert tutors. Students can connect quickly to get help in any of 150 subjects, including bilingual Spanish offerings, along with drop-off writing review, practice quizzes, and video lessons.

“It is a privilege to support the Santa Maria-Bonita family—students, parents, and teachers alike,” said Ed Ceja, Area Vice President, Educational Partnerships, Tutor.com. “Our goal is to provide encouraging, uplifting academic support—and in the process, to help students realize and then reach their full potential. In customizing this tutoring program with Santa Maria-Bonita leaders, we were honored to work together to support all district students working toward ambitious academic goals.”

The partnership ensures that students can get support whenever they need it, particularly as Covid-19 scheduling considerations have upended traditional school schedules.

“With hybrid scheduling, Tutor.com has been a great resource to support students on their virtual instruction days,” said Rob Bergan, Director of Expanded Learning Programs, Santa Maria-Bonita School District.

Students have expressed appreciation for the support and patience of the tutors—particularly in math, the most requested subject across Santa Maria-Bonita’s schools.

In addition to supporting students, the partnership also enables district teachers and staff to access real-time data and analytics through Tutor.com’s Client Portal. There, they can view a dashboard with actionable data that allow educators to address curricular challenges and provide just-in-time support for students who need it.

Tutor.com's tutors provide empowering online tutoring to communities of learners through the company's partnerships with hundreds of K–12 school districts as well as institutions of higher education. The company also serves learners through its partnerships with state and local libraries, corporate employee benefits programs, nonprofit organizations, and the U.S. Department of Defense and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance.

About Tutor.com

Since its incorporation in 2000, Tutor.com has delivered more than 20 million one-to-one online tutoring and homework help sessions to students. The company's more than 3,000 vetted and qualified tutors provide learning assistance that is available 24/7 in a wide variety of subjects. The company's mission is to help all learners first realize and then reach their full potential through personalized, one-to-one instruction and guidance. Tutor.com powers tutoring and homework help programs for the U.S. Department of Defense Coast Guard Mutual Assistance Program, colleges and universities, K–12 school districts, state and local libraries, and companies offering employee benefit programs. Headquartered in New York City, Tutor.com is an affiliate of The Princeton Review, an education services company not affiliated with Princeton University. Follow Tutor.com on Twitter @tutordotcom, Facebook @TutorDotCom, and LinkedIn @Tutor.com.

About Santa Maria-Bonita School District

Santa Maria-Bonita School District is home to more than 17,000 preschool through 8th grade students who attend 21 neighborhood schools. Approximately 55 percent of the district's students are English Language Learners. Supportive families and dedicated, skilled staff members provide a high-quality educational opportunity for all students.

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Contacts

Tutor.com: Jeanne Krier, Publicist for Tutor.com and The Princeton Review, 212-539-1350 or krierpr@gmail.com; or Suzanne Podhurst, VP, Institutional Marketing and Corporate Communications, Tutor.com and The Princeton Review, suzanne.podhurst@tutor.com

Santa Maria-Bonita School District: Maggie White, Public Information Officer, Santa Maria-Bonita School District, 805-361-8113 or mwhite@smbsd.net