Tutor.com Partners with Society of Physics Students to Recruit Top Notch Physics Tutors

Tutor.com to recruit over 200 physics tutors to meet growing demand

New York, NY (August 20, 2007) – Tutor.com the leading provider of on demand tutoring and homework help announced today a partnership with the Society of Physics Students, one of the largest physics societies in the world, to recruit top notch physics tutors to help the hundreds of students who turn to Tutor.com specifically for on demand, online physics tutoring every night of the week. By fall, Tutor.com will have over 350 qualified, certified physics tutors available to help students struggling with this subject.

The Society of Physics Students (SPS) and Sigma Pi Sigma, the national physics honor society housed within SPS, with a combined membership of well over 40,000 individuals, will let their members know about the unique opportunity to tutor students online and on demand from the comfort of their dorm rooms through the organization's Web site and direct communications throughout the year. The organization will receive a referral fee for each accepted tutor.

"Tutoring certainly served me well in my undergraduate days?I was honing my physics knowledge, improving my people skills, and making some money and getting the satisfaction of helping others?all in one place, a few hours a week," said Gary White, director of the Society of Physics Students. "It is hard to imagine a better part-time position for an undergraduate physics major."

"We are pleased to work with such a well respected organization to identify physics tutors of the highest quality," said Joan Rooney, vice president of tutor management at Tutor.com. "Tutor.com looks forward to a long relationship with the Society of Physics Students as well as other professional math and science organizations who can help us achieve our mission to find the best tutors for our students."

Tutors who provide on demand tutoring through Tutor.com set their own hours, earn extra income and work from the comfort of their own homes. All of the tutoring is done online in Tutor.com's proprietary online classroom which includes chat, file sharing and Web browsing. Tutors go through a comprehensive application and certification program as well as a third party background check to become a tutor. Each tutor is assigned an experienced mentor who provides ongoing support and professional development. Tutor.com is actively recruiting tutors all year, but has an immediate need for physics and chemistry tutors.

About Tutor.com

Tutor.com creates innovative, on demand homework help and tutoring services that connect students to a professional tutor online the moment they need help in math, science, social studies or English. Our network of over 1,300 professional tutors has delivered over 2 million one-to-one tutoring sessions. Tutor.com services include Tutor.com Direct, an on demand tutoring service for families and Live Homework Help, an after-school program offered at over 1,600 public libraries. Tutor.com also powers two statewide, governor-supported initiatives, HomeworkKansas and HomeworkAlabama. Tutor.com was named to Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 Program for the New York Region in 2006 and honored as one of the 25 Best Small Companies for Women 2007 by Working Mother. For more information or to apply to be a tutor, please visit Tutor.com or call (800) 411-1970.

About the Society of Physics Students

SPS is the Society of Physics Students, the professional society for physics students and their mentors. With over 4200 members in over 700 chapters on college campuses, SPS provides opportunities for physics students across the nation, including research awards, outreach programs, scholarships, and travel awards. About 500 of the 700 SPS campuses also have a chapter of the affiliated physics honor society, Sigma Pi Sigma, with a current membership totaling well over 35,000.

Both organizations are housed within, and supported by, the American Institute of Physics (AIP), within the Education Division, as a service to physics students and to the 10 member societies of AIP. AIP is a501(c)(3) membership corporation chartered in New York State in 1931 for the purpose of promoting the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics and its application to human welfare. For more information, society news, hot science, physics career resources, and other physics contacts, see www.spsnational.org.