SMARTHINKING Announces Introductory Pricing for Colleges

January 29, 2004

“This plan lets schools give their students a greater level of service than they already receive and experiment with online learner support and tutoring at a fixed price,” says Burck Smith, CEO of SMARTHINKING. “Every post-secondary system in the country is seeking ways to save money while maintaining or improving services. Using the Internet to offer learner support services anytime, anywhere makes economic and educational sense.”

Already the Vermont State College System, Virginia Community College System, and 16 schools have signed up for the offer. Colleges contract with SMARTHINKING to improve student success and retention by offering learner support anytime, anywhere, to save money by aggregating services across campuses and schools, and to increase accountability by being able to access usage data and tutoring archives. Some even use the service to fulfill accreditation requirements for distance education programs.

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. In the past two years, SMARTHINKING has provided over 230,000 online tutoring sessions to over 53,000 students from over 300 schools.

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.

Immediate Contact: Kaitlin Lutz
(202) 543-5034 x 237