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 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.

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

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