Students Receive Live Tutoring Online
By using TopTutors.com
, students anywhere can receive one-on-one live tutoring sessions via the Internet. Using TopTutorsí proprietary technology, students can be tutored in live sessions right from their home or classroom computer. Rather than text ìchatî tutoring, students and their tutor are able to interact with live audio over the Internet. There is an hourly fee for the tutoring services.
On screen, the participants are both represented by animated characters. This helps to personalize the interaction between student and tutor. The tutor network is made up of credentialed and certified teachers from around the country. They are rigorously screened and well trained in the use of the TopTutors.com system. Tutors are provided with an array of educational materials and academic assessment capabilities. Teachers interested in becoming tutors can find information and an application on the companyís Web site. TopTutors.com, Santa Monica, CA, (310) 393-6900, www.toptutors.com.
This article originally appeared in the 05/01/2000 issue of THE Journal.