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We have awarded Tutor.com our prestigious Gold Award in this category, having reviewed 9 US Online Tutoring Websites. Read our review below to find out why...
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Tutor.com is a great service that offers students one-on-one support for revision, homework help and general academic development. With almost 7.5 million sessions already completed with students, Tutor.com remains one of the largest and most successful online tutoring services available on the market today. Tutor.com focuses on a very simple philosophy – success comes from time spent with high quality tutors, equipped with the knowledge and expertise needed to help students achieve great results. What’s more, those results are guaranteed – the Tutor.com “better grade guarantee” ensures that all students who sign up for Tutor.com and stick with the service will see at least a half grade improvement in all subjects where tutoring takes place!
One of the most comprehensive services we have reviewed in this category, Tutor.com has been positively featured on CNN, in the New York Times and Family Circle Magazine. The whole service is very simple and a joy to use – users can log on to make contact with their regular tutor through a pre-arranged lesson, or simply find a tutor who is online and able to help solve a particular problem there and then. Math, Science, English and Social Studies are covered, meaning the vast majority of major curriculum topics are addressed by the service, all the way up to the 12th Grade. As you would expect, the service also provides great support for students sitting SAT’s, providing example papers and feedback on answers to ensure a top-flight performance.
The features in particular caught our attention and deserve specific mention. Firstly, all sessions with tutors are automatically recorded and archived, so students can review them and play them back at any time in the future. Furthermore, students get access to an iPhone/iPad/iPod app to get on-the-go-support. Finally, one of the more unique elements of the Tutor.com system is the ‘online locker’, which helps Tutor.com students to stay organised by giving them an easy-to-find online location for the storage of notes, assignments, projects or more (great for easy-access and for reference when consulting with an online tutor for guidance).
In terms of cost, Tutor.com is comparable to other services we have reviewed within this category. There are separate services for families, institutions such as schools and libraries, and military families, with individual price plans available for each service on offer. Packages for individual children are available at 1, 2 or 3 hours of tutoring per month at between $35 and $100 per month. Institutional packages are offered based on tailored quotes, taking into account the amount of users and the requirements of the institution in question. Contrastingly, eligible military families can get access to the service free of charge. Individual packages can also be considered to include a greater number of hours of tuition if necessary.
We were really impressed by everything on offer at Tutor.com, finding not only the collection of educational resources but also the quality of the tutoring to be particularly excellent. With a great subject and level coverage, and a range of packages to suit different students' needs – with an emphasis on individual learning, meaning the service is a little more affordable than others – Tutor.com is a great choice if you’re looking for a quality online tutoring service that won’t break the bank. Check it out today!
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