Archive: February 2008

New York Times: Experimenting with an Online Tutor

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New York Times columnist Michelle Slatalla, a mother of three who seems to be as fearful of 5th grade math questions as every other parent I know, writes about her experience working with online tutoring service Tutor.com.

Tutor.comTutor.com is an online service that “connects students to tutors, most of whom are based in North America and will pop on-screen in chat windows, day or night, to help students in grades 4 to 12 with core subjects from world history to English to physics.” The costs range from $29.99 for 50 minutes to $229.99 for 500 minutes with the average student using “maybe 15 minutes here and there, a couple of times a week” according company founder George Cigale.

Other online tutoring services include: SmartThinking.com, TutorVista.com, EduFire.com and GlobalScholar.com

Read “On Demand, on Time and for a Fee, an Army of Tutors Appears” in the New York Times »


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