Students Connected to Live Tutors Over 845,000 Times at in 2007

Online, instant tutoring sessions increased over 1000% over past five years at #1 tutoring service

NEW YORK, January 29, 2008 - Where are kids going online to get help with everything from Algebra I to AP Physics? In 2007, students turned to, the largest online tutoring service with over 2,200 tutors, over 845,000 times to get the help they needed, the minute they needed it. Seven days a week, 24 hours a day, connects a student with a real, live tutor within just minutes to get homework done, prepare for exams and go to school prepared and ready to learn. The demand for instant online tutoring and homework help has increased over 1,000% over the past five years.

Targeted, on-demand tutoring is giving both students and families the relief they need to handle overwhelming amounts of nightly homework, standardized testing pressures and the need to take more challenging courses earlier in their school careers to be prepared for the competitive college admissions process. Getting regular help, especially in math and science is critical for students who want to reach their academic best. is fast becoming a crucial part of that equation. There is no need for students to wait until they have fallen behind or work with expensive in-person tutors and tutoring services when reasonably priced professional help is available every day.

"In an increasingly high-pressured academic environment, families need to ensure that their child has all the resources they need for success," said George Cigale, founder and CEO of "On the other hand, kids are rapidly adopting new technologies for entertainment, for communication and for their own education to take back some control over the regimens of the typical school day. This is why works so well for both parents and kids by delivering a critical resource wrapped in a cool technology."

About is the #1 online tutoring service that connect students to a professional tutor the moment they need help in math, science, social studies or English. Our network of 2,200 professional tutors has delivered over 3 million one-to-one tutoring sessions. services include Direct, an on demand tutoring service for families and Live Homework Help, an after-school program offered at over 1,800 public libraries. also powers two statewide, governor-supported initiatives, HomeworkKansas and HomeworkAlabama. For more information or a free trial of the service please visit or call (800) 411-1970. Read more about the role technology plays in the changing landscape of education by reading George Cigale's blog at