SMARTHINKING Adds Live Online Tutoring for Biology and Physics

April 2, 2004

Such a robust academic support infrastructure helps schools attract students and keep students. Over 80% of SMARTHINKING e-structorsÔ have a Masters degree or PhD in their discipline. SMARTHINKING projects that it will provide 63,000 students with nearly 250,000 tutoring sessions 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 client institutions confirm that the use of SMARTHINKING’s services improves student performance.

Through the SMARTHINKING website, students may ask questions of trained, qualified e-structors™ (tutors) by “dropping-in”, 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.

SMARTHINKING provides live, online, tutoring to high school and college students at anytime, from anywhere. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, SMARTHINKING’s clients include schools, colleges, education companies, individuals, and anyone seeking to increase student achievement. In the past two years, SMARTHINKING has provided over 272,000 online tutoring sessions to over 65,000 students from over 300 schools.