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2008-02-27 15:00:37

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Tutorpedia, one of the region's fastest growing tutoring companies, announced today it has signed contracts with two Bay Area school districts to provide tutoring services to nearly 50 low-income middle school students. The tutoring company will provide these services free of charge to students in San Francisco Unified School District and Ravenswood City School District, paid for by the districts at a discounted rate as part of Tutorpedia's...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'