Tutor.com Encourages Students to Follow their Dreams with an Aviation Scholarship

Careers in Aviation Chairman and FAA Ambassador Jamail Larkins' DreamLaunch Tour educates students on aviation career opportunities and offers free math and science tutoring from Tutor.com

NEW YORK, January 29, 2009 - Aviation is on the minds of more Americans than ever before thanks to the heroic landing of a commercial jetliner in the Hudson River last week. What people may not know is that 25% of all aviation employees are eligible to retire this year and there may not be enough young graduates to fill these positions. Tutor.com, the #1 online homework help and tutoring service has partnered with Careers in Aviation and Jamail Larkins' nationwide DreamLaunch Tour, to help educate students about these career opportunities. Sponsored by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Larkins' DreamLaunch Tour opens students' eyes to the myriad opportunities available to those who dream big and work hard.

To help students realize their aviation dreams, Tutor.com (www.tutor.com) is offering every student 50 minutes of free online math and science tutoring, and is giving away one $1,000 scholarship to a qualified middle or high school student. The scholarship entry is open through October 2, 2009; applications can be found at www.careersinaviation.org.

At age fourteen, Larkins followed his dream and became one of the youngest American pilots to fly solo in Canada. Now, ten years and countless flights later, he travels the country to share his love of flying and shows students how to overcome obstacles in order to achieve their own dreams. His dream now is for students to realize the career opportunities available to them in the field of aviation. Mastering high level math and science principles is a must for students wishing to enter this dynamic field.

"Even at the age of 12 I knew I wanted to fly and be a part of the aviation industry, but I knew first I had to succeed in school, get a higher education, and then apply the lessons I learned in school to my business and career," said Larkins. "I hope this scholarship from Tutor.com encourages young people to consider aviation as a career and help provide them with the valuable education they need to get there."

Tutor.com has a network of over 2,000 certified tutors available 24/7 to help students with homework, exam preparation, study skills and much more. The math tutors and science tutors offer help with everything from basic math to advanced calculus, physics and more. Students simply go to www.tutor.com and connect to a tutor in an online classroom that features chat, an interactive whiteboard, file sharing and web browsing. Over 4 million students have used Tutor.com for their educational needs.

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About the Dreamlaunch Tour

The DreamLaunch Tour is a dynamic presentation delivered by 24-year-old Jamail Larkins and sponsored by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The presentation covers the various opportunities available in the aviation industry, aviation youth programs, and shows students how to overcome any obstacles they may encounter in life while trying to achieve their goals.

About Careers in Aviation

Careers in Aviation advances aerospace education and employment by fostering scholarships, by connecting students with available assistance, and by encouraging the aviation industry, professional associations, government agencies, and the educational community to work together effectively supporting aviation and space career development programs. If you wish to make a tax deductible contribution or receive further details regarding scholarship information, please contact Judy Rice at jrice@careersinaviation.org or 386-586-6574.