Apangea Learning’s Math Tutoring Service is ‘Best In Tech,’ Says Scholastic Administr@Tor Magazine

March 5, 2009

PITTSBURGH, March 5 /PRNewswire/ — Apangea Learning Inc., (www.apangealearning.com), leaders in personalized, one-to-one online tutoring for students across the country, said today that its Apangea Math service has been named “Best In Tech” by Scholastic Administr@tor magazine.

Apangea Math incorporates a skills-based problem-solving process that teaches students how to break down math problems into manageable steps. The program’s three-tiered approach features computer-animated learning coaches, live one-on-one customized sessions with certified math instructors and work in an interactive whiteboard environment.

Scholastic Administr@tor will recognize the Apangea service at the magazine’s upcoming National Educational Computing Conference in Washington, D.C.

“We’re delighted to earn a ‘Best In Tech’ designation from such an influential voice for America’s school administrators,” said Gerry Balbier, Apangea executive vice president. “We are rewarded each and every day as we work with our students and see them become better prepared for academic success. Now to be recognized by Scholastic Administr@tor is an extra thrill for us.”

In its review of the Apangea Math program, Scholastic Administr@tor reported the experience of a Pennsylvania school where the online tutoring is available. Joe Guarino, principal at the New Brighton, PA, school said that the Apangea program “fit perfectly because it allowed out middle schoolers to work independently on the math skills they need to improve.”

Guarino also said that 90 percent of students utilizing the Apangea Math program improved their standardized test scores, exceeding the school’s goals for its low-scoring math students.

Apangea’s Balbier, meanwhile, noted that Apangea continues to develop enhancements to its Apangea Math service as it expands into additional school districts and adds users across the country.

About Apangea Learning: Apangea Learning (www.apangealearning.com) is a pioneer in developing cost-effective, one-on-one online math and writing tutoring services for students in elementary through high schools across the United States. School districts purchase seat licenses for Apangea’s services and provide access to their students during the school day and after hours from home. Individual families and students may also subscribe directly. With its programs based on one of the world’s largest bodies of cognitive research originally conducted by the U.S. military, Apangea has both strong technical resources and a content-development prowess that enables it to harness advance Web technologies and offer innovative instruction techniques. The privately owned company is based in Pittsburgh, PA.

    John Buckman
    Buckman Communications, for Apangea Learning

SOURCE Apangea Learning

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