September 12, 2006 10:15 ET

College Students Make Money While Making a Difference Right from Their Dorm Room; Tutor.com Recruits Higher Level Math and Science Tutors for Growing Business

NEW YORK--(Collegiate Presswire - September 12, 2006) - Students returning to college campuses looking for part-time work now have a unique opportunity to make money while making a real difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of elementary through high school students - online tutoring. Tutor.com, the leading online, one-to-one learning company is recruiting over 300 math and science tutors to meet the demand of its growing business and flagship service, Live Homework Help.

Live Homework Help is offered at over 1,300 public library sites in 40 states free of charge to students with a library card. The after-school program connects students in 4th - 12th grades and those taking college introductory courses to an expert tutor for one-to-one, online help seven days a week from 2:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

One Million Students Served

During the 2005/2006 school year, one million students connected to an expert tutor for homework help. Over 400,000 students used Live Homework Help for math and science help. Tutor.com expects many more students to use the service for help in higher level math and science subjects such as chemistry, trigonometry, physics and calculus during the 2006/2007 school year.

College students find that online tutoring is a great fit for a busy lifestyle. Tutors work from any Internet enabled PC and can schedule hours from 2 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Tutors earn about $10 an hour, set their own schedule between 2 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. seven days a week, and are eligible for monthly bonuses. Tutors work in a supportive environment that includes comprehensive training and ongoing professional development.

"I love the flexible schedule and also being able to work from home or while I'm on a trip to see friends/family. I also like being able to have part-time work that will help me academically when I continue with my education at graduate school next fall," said a tutor.

The Answer to Math and Science Anxiety

Students suffering from math and science anxiety find connecting to an expert tutor in an anonymous setting a great way to get the help and support they need. Many students report that working with the online tutors improves not only their confidence but also their grades.

"I'm in AP Calculus, and as we all know, it's not an easy class," wrote a California student in an anonymous post-session survey. "Thanks to this great program, I've surprised myself with how much I've improved. My first term I got a C, my first C ever. Now, I can honestly say I have an A in the class. I've gotten over 85% on all my tests leaving everyone including my teacher in shock."

"I have enjoyed tutoring with tutor.com. It is especially rewarding to help a student understand the concepts and principles of the subject I have been able to help them with," said a tutor. "I believe that tutor.com is a much needed resource for students who are unable to find the attention and guidance they receive through tutor.com. I am looking forward to continuing my tutoring through tutor.com. Thanks for the opportunity!"

How to Apply

Individuals interested in becoming tutors must complete a comprehensive application and training process that includes submitting a resume and teaching samples and undergoing a third party background check. Current tutors are certified teachers, university professors, graduate and undergraduate school students, students at accredited colleges and professionals who are experts in their fields. Applications are available at www.tutor.com/apply .

About Live Homework Help

Live Homework Help connects students to expert tutors via the Internet in an online classroom where the tutor and student can chat, use typing and math tools, browse the Web together, send files for review and print their session. Tutor.com works with over a thousand tutors who are certified teachers, university professors, graduate school students, students at accredited colleges and professionals who are experts in their fields. All of the Live Homework Help tutors successfully complete a comprehensive application process, which includes submitting an online application and tutoring samples, which Tutor.com provides the questions for. Tutors must complete a third-party background check (students' credentials are confirmed by their university) and receive certification through the Tutor.com Training Program.

About Tutor.com

Tutor.com is the leading provider of one-to-on learning and information solutions for libraries, educational institutions and individuals. Tutor.com's flagship service, Live Homework Help, is offered at over 1,300 library sites across the United States and Canada. Using innovative technology, Tutor.com's suite of services allows users to get one-to-one help online from expert tutors and professional librarians. These highly personalized services are supported with superior training, communications, tracking and reporting features, and 24/7 customer service. To learn more about Tutor.com's services and for a complete client list please go to www.tutor.com.

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