SOURCE: AskOnline

February 27, 2008 10:17 ET

Johnson C. Smith University Turns to AskOnline to Provide Online Tutoring to Their Students

Using Their Own Tutors, Johnson C. Smith University Provides Convenience of Online Tutoring to All of Their Students

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - February 27, 2008) - Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, NC, has licensed the AskOnline e-tutoring platform for its student body. AskOnline (, a leading provider of online tutoring systems to colleges, universities, and private companies, provides a flexible online tutoring environment for students.

Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU), a private liberal arts university ranked as one of the top ten best historically black educational institutions in the nation, places a strong emphasis on academics and academic support. In turning to AskOnline, JCSU students will not only connect with their tutors but through the AskOnline online tutoring platform will have access at any time of day or night.

"We are pleased to offer our students the convenience of online tutoring. AskOnline allows us to maintain control of the academic experience by using our own tutors within the AskOnline online tutoring platform," said Johnson C. Smith University President Dr. Dorothy Cowser Yancy. "Providing our students with the best academic experience possible has always been important to us. Online tutoring is the latest way that we are reaching out to provide support to our students."

Johnson C. Smith is the latest school to license the AskOnline e-tutoring platform. Schools across the U.S. including Berkeley College, Cal. State LA, Houston Community College System, and Sonoma State University are also providing online tutoring to their students through AskOnline.

"Online tutoring is an extremely effective way to provide academic support to students. Because today's student is so familiar with the online world, they embrace the ease and convenience of this service," said Lisa Philpott, CEO of AskOnline. "We look forward to working with Johnson C. Smith University, a university with a long reputation of academic excellence."

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