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Do we need humans in education?

Students now have many ways to access information – digitized textbooks, YouTube videos, free online asynchronous content such as Khan Academy and MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), and adaptive learning software.  Educational companies are constantly developing online content to serve to students – it is less costly than paying for a teacher or tutor.  These […]

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Ice Cream in the Jungle: How Do We Personalize Learning?

Educational buzz words come and go. Remember “the new math,” “whole language vs phonics,” and “emotional intelligence”? What exactly is “personalized” or “individualized” learning, and is this just another educational fad? “Learning is about biology,” to quote James Zull, Professor of Biology and of Biochemistry, Director of The University Center for Innovation in Teaching and […]

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Mentor of the Month: Alex D.

Tutor.com mentors are passionate individuals who want to help their team of tutors improve, and help students succeed. Our Mentor of the Month Alex D. has been working with us for a little over two years now. Aside from being one of our mentors, he is also a middle school and high school Latin teacher. Read […]

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Tutor of the Month: Zlatomira A.

Our tutor of the month, Zlatomira A., has been tutoring Algebra II and Trigonometry with Tutor.com for almost a year. Zlatomira has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Saint Louis University, and intends to obtain her Ph.D. next year. Read more about Zlatomira below: What is your favorite part of tutoring? My favorite […]

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