SMARTHINKING Adds Live, Online Math Tutoring In Spanish
SMARTHINKINGâ€™s bi-lingual math tutorials serve as a â€œsafety-netâ€ for those students whose first language is Spanish. The one-to-one instruction is primarily conducted in English, but tutors have the ability to communicate in Spanish, thus ensuring studentsâ€™ comprehension. â€œBy combining bilingual math tutoring with the online writing labâ€™s English language learning specialists, SMARTHINKING provides a powerful support service for students for whom English is a second language,â€ says Burck Smith, CEO of SMARTHINKING.
A robust academic support infrastructure staffed by trained and experienced educators helps schools attract students and keep students. Over 80% of SMARTHINKING e-structorsÃ” have a Masters degree or PhD in their discipline. SMARTHINKING projects that it will provide 300,000 tutoring sessions to 70,000 students in the 2004-2005 academic year. In a survey of nearly 1500 users, 73% of students said that use of SMARTHINKING improved their grade; 93% said they would recommend it to a friend; and 92% said they would use the service again. Corroborating studies conducted by multiple clients confirm that the use of SMARTHINKINGâ€™s services improves student performance.
Through the SMARTHINKING website, students may ask questions of trained, qualified e-structorsâ„¢ (tutors) by â€œdropping-in,â€ submitting questions for next-day response, and pre-scheduling sessions. In addition, all interactions are saved, permitting on-demand review and analysis by the student or institution.
About SMARTHINKING (www.SMARTHINKING.com)
SMARTHINKING provides live, online tutoring to students at anytime, from anywhere. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, SMARTHINKINGâ€™s clients include schools, colleges, libraries education companies, individuals, and anyone seeking to increase student achievement.
Contact: Shana Heikes
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