It seems like it was just yesterday when Tutor.com was a new organization selling the first online tutoring and homework program to a group of innovative libraries. Ten years later, 83% of libraries offer some kind of online homework help program as part of their mission of lifelong learning.
Ten Years. Ten Facts.
2002: Our tutors complete 100,000 online tutoring sessions
2003: Network of 500 tutors working online with students
2005: Ask A Librarian™ launches to deliver on demand reference help
2006: Kansas joins Alabama as a statewide program with Governor Kathleen Sebelius at the launch
2007: Tutor.com becomes Mac Compatible
2008: Service expands to 24/7 on demand help
2009: Launch the Tutor.com Learning Suite™ with college level help and career help
2010: Tutor.com for U.S. Military Families launches through military libraries around the world
2011: Tutor.com To Go™ launches – the first and only online tutoring app for libraries. We hit 6.8 million sessions and counting!
We have been incredibly fortunate to work with some amazing librarians throughout the years. They have taught us so much about working with and serving diverse communities. We’re proud to be featured in more than 2,000 library sites across the country serving all ages – Kindergartners through college students and job seekers too.
Watch our 10th Anniversary video to see many of the librarians, students, governors and mayors who have helped bring online, on demand learning to millions of students across the country. You can also see our old logos, our favorite smiley face costume and the different Online Classrooms where students have received help.
We hope to see many of you at ALA Annual for a cake and champagne celebration right at our booth #859 on Saturday, June 25th at 3:30 p.m. You can also check out Tutor.com To Go in the new mobile pavilion booth #816C. No matter where you see us, be sure to pick up your very own Tutor.com beads – a must-have in New Orleans!
Thanks to everyone for a great decade!