Tutor.com Announces Major Milestone: 5 Million Online Tutoring Sessions

Tutor.com Dominates Online Tutoring Segment Globally with Most On-demand Sessions

NEW YORK – December 8, 2009 – Tutor.com (www.tutor.com), the leading online tutoring and homework help service, announced today that they have reached a major milestone that no other company can claim—5 million on-demand and one-to-one live online tutoring sessions. Tutor.com’s network of tutors have conducted 5 million sessions in core subject areas including math, science, English and social studies since the company first offered students the opportunity to connect to a real, live tutor online in 2000 in one of the first online classrooms.

Back to School Circa 2001

In Tutor.com’s first ever back-to-school season, a student connected to a tutor through the Louisville Public Library’s website to get help with an English assignment. Our 97 tutors would go on to provide 1,466 on-demand tutoring and homework sessions through the end of the year, helping students who were using the program through several public libraries including Boston Public Library, San Francisco Public Library and the Library of Charlotte Mecklenburg County.

Back to School 2009

Today, Tutor.com has more than 1,800 tutors and we conduct over 5,000 online tutoring sessions every day after-school. Students of all ages use Tutor.com thanks to more than 2,000 public libraries, schools and corporations, as well as the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps, that offer Tutor.com services free to the students in their respective communities. Students connect to a tutor from wherever they have a computer and Internet access.

“It’s really gratifying to know that students have come to us 5 million times, when they needed help studying for a science test, finishing a homework assignment, writing an English paper or understanding a difficult algebra concept,” said George Cigale founder and CEO of Tutor.com. “And 5 million times our tutors have been there guiding students to a correct solution, giving them the support and one-to-one attention they need to succeed on that specific problem, and more importantly giving them the confidence to stay in a tough math class, take a challenging AP® class, and be better prepared for college.”

Fun 5 Million Facts

If you are wondering how to size-up five million online tutoring sessions go to www.tutor.com/5million for our top fun facts and watch our video that shows just where across the United States students have been using Tutor.com. Here’s a few facts to get you started:

  • Tutor.com has provided about 114 years of tutoring since 2000.
  • Families who chose online tutoring rather than traditional tutoring drove over 100 million miles less—that’s more than the distance to the sun.
  • Students told us that Tutor.com “rocks” almost 9,000 times in post session comments.

About Tutor.com

Tutor.com is an award-winning online homework help and learning service that connects students to a certified tutor for one-to-one help. Our network of more than 1,800 expert tutors has conducted over 5 million sessions in math, science, social studies and English. Tutor.com is honored to be an American Association of School Administrators partner and has been awarded the Parent’s Choice Gold Award in 2008 and 2009. To learn more about Tutor.com services please visit www.tutor.com or call 1-800-411-1970. Follow Tutor.com on Twitter or blog.tutor.com.

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For More Information: Jennifer Kohn, Tutor.com at jkohn@tutor.com or 212.528.3101 ext 228

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