September 10, 2008
Tutor.Com Delivers Over 900,000 Instant Tutoring Sessions During 2007-08 School Year
Tutor.com, the #1 provider of instant homework help connected students to an expert tutor over 900,000 times during the 2007-2008 school year. On average, during any given hour on a school day over 200 students were online working with a tutor to get their homework done and get on with their lives. Students use Tutor.com services either through one of our over 1,800 public library programs or by purchasing help directly at www.tutor.com. As the new school year kicks off, the service already had a record night with over 6,000 students connecting for help. Students are once again looking for one-to-one help and turning to Tutor.com for an algebra tutor, physics tutor, chemistry tutor or help in any of the over 16 subjects that Tutor.com offers.
Students from all 50 states contributed to 25% growth in the number of online sessions as compared to the 2006-2007 school year. No other online tutoring service offers instant help 24/7 from a network of screened and background checked tutors in math, science, social studies and English. Around the clock access fits the lifestyles of busy parents and kids and is more affordable since families only pay for the minutes they use and there are no additional costs for diagnostics or additional materials. All a student needs is a computer and Internet access.
"As a fulltime working parent life can be chaotic and I'm always looking for ways to balance our time and our budget," said Angela Patterson of Virginia, whose two daughters use Tutor.com. "Tutor.com really enables my daughters to get professional help when they need it without having to be driven somewhere or work it into my schedule."
Rather than scheduling weekly, one hour sessions, Tutor.com students spent an average of 22 minutes and 52 seconds in each session. This translates to an amazing 334,805 hours or 38.6 years that students spent getting help at Tutor.com during the past school year. Tutor.com is expects continued growth during the 2008-2009 school year as more students and parents demand high quality services that fit their lives and their budget while helping them get ahead.
Tutor.com instantly connects 4th through 12th grade students to professional tutors at the moment they need help in Math, Science, Social Studies and English. With thousands of professional tutors, Tutor.com is the world's largest online tutoring company, and has delivered more than 3.5 million one-to-one sessions covering homework, test preparation, and school projects. Tutor.com serves thousands of families across America and hundreds of libraries, and powers two statewide homework help programs in Alabama and Kansas. Tutor.com was awarded a Parents' Choice Gold Award in 2008, named to Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 Program for the New York Region in 2007 and 2006, was honored as one of the 25 Best Small Companies for Women 2007 by Working Mother and ranked in the Inc. 5,000 list of the fastest growing private companies in America in 2007 and 2008. For more information or a free trial of the service, please visit www.tutor.com or call (800) 411-1970.