Every day, thousands of students connect to one of our tutors to overcome a challenge. It may be that night’s homework, ongoing math struggles or simply to review completed work. We’ve been hearing from the students through their post-session comments for years. “Your tutors rock!” “Awesome help!!!!” “Thank you for saving my life, again” are […]
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We’ve known for a long time that libraries are much more than shelves of books. More than 100 million Americans walk into a public library every year to use public access computers and the Internet for help with job search resources, health information, government services and homework assistance.* New research from Pew Internet & American […]
The stats are staggering: 51.7% of students entering a 2-year college and 19.9% of students entering a 4-year college are in remediation. And of those taking remedial courses, only 62% of 2-year college students and 74.4% of 4-year college students complete remediation. Even fewer complete remediation and associated college-level courses within two years. With 1.7 […]
We love all the “best of” lists that are so popular this time of year. It reminds us to take a break and reflect on all that we’ve accomplished. 2011 in a word was awesome. We are lucky to work with a great group of dedicated librarians, teachers, administrators, military members, families, students, tutors and […]
The majority of the million online tutoring sessions Tutor.com provides each year are in math and more specifically in algebra. Over the last decade, students take algebra earlier and earlier. Today, we find most middle school students are enrolled in pre-algebra or algebra classes. So we were interested in reviewing a new study from Harvard […]
The Thomas B. Fordham Institute grabbed headlines a few weeks back when the organization released a new study that showed that the highest-achieving or “high flyer” middle school students lose ground in high school. About 30 percent of students who scored in the 90th percentile or higher on a math exam in sixth grade fell […]