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Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Learning Suite Launched

We launched something big today. But you probably can't see it. Usually, I tell the world through this blog and provide direct links, when we've planned something for months, put tons of energy and hard work behind it and get it done really well, a week ahead of schedule.

I don't mean to be coy, as this really is a big deal for Tutor.com. But there's much more to Tutor.com than what you are able see at http://www.tutor.com/.

The www is the place where all students and families can trial and purchase our online tutoring services directly, but we also have a network of over 500 sites that we run under contract for public libraries, public and private schools, universities, corporations, and government agencies. We create co-branded online tutoring sites for these institutions, we provide the online learning technology and resources, and the one-to-one live tutors, and the institutions pay us an annual fee for the software and services.

Those software and services saw a major upgrade launch today, and it went extremely smoothly. While you can't see it unless you're one of the thousands of students being served by our client institutions each day, you can see a description of it at http://www.tutor.com/libraries-education/products/k12-center.

The new Tutor.com Learning Suite includes the K-12 Student Center, the College Center, and the Adult Career Center. So much that's new that you can read about at the link above, including resume review and job search help, thousands of vetted and reviewed web resources full of tutorials and other instructional content for all ages and wide array of subjects, a unique proofreading service we've dubbed ProofPoint, and a major upgrade of our online classroom technology that uses Microsoft's Silverlight (really cool collaboration, drawing, and graphic tools).

This was a long and inspiring process of listening to our customers and pulling our team together to deliver more to our institutional customers so they can serve their customers better, even when budgets are tight.

Great job, team! Looking forward to the feedback from our student users and our institution clients,

George Cigale, gcigale@tutor.com