Tutor.com, one of the world’s largest and most innovative online tutoring organizations, announced today that is has been selected by the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) to provide 24/7 online tutoring for every eighth-grade public school student in the state.
Through the partnership, more than 21,000 students across 56 middle schools gain no-cost access to Tutor.com—anytime, anywhere, from any internet-connected device. The program advances HIDOE’s Implementation Plan for the 2023–2029 Strategic Plan, which aims to ensure that all students “enter high school with the academic background and skills to succeed in progressively challenging and advanced-level coursework aligned to career pathways.” State education leaders sought 24/7 online tutoring to support “eighth-grade students who struggle with subject areas” as well as “students who take challenging advanced coursework.” The Strategic Plan highlights critical needs in math, a core subject in which student proficiency has lagged since the pandemic. In a recent white paper, Tutor.com reported unprecedented demand for algebra tutoring, a trend that tracks with National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Report Card data.
To support students equitably across subject areas, the Tutor.com program offers round-the-clock access to individualized tutoring in 200+ subjects—including math as well as PSAT® topics, social studies, world languages, and more. In addition to connecting with a live tutor via two-way text or voice, students have the option to drop off written work and receive expert feedback within 12 hours. The company’s award-winning LEO® platform further provides 24/7 access to test prep resources from The Princeton Review®, practice quizzes, video lessons, and worksheets. To streamline the student experience, students access Tutor.com by logging in through Clever, the Department’s single sign-on application, so that they can connect for help quickly at their moments of need. Students, parents, and educators may find additional information at the program’s webpage, tutor.com/hawaii. There is no limit to the number of times a student can connect with a tutor.
Tutors are rigorously vetted and undergo ongoing background checks. They have demonstrated subject-matter expertise, and they participate in quality-control processes geared toward ensuring that the help they provide is effective, encouraging, and empowering. To those ends, tutors ask guiding questions to aid students in understanding difficult concepts on their own. In post-session surveys, 96% of K–12 students report that Tutor.com helps them feel more confident about their schoolwork; 96% report that the service helps them improve their grades; and 97% say it helps them complete homework assignments.
“We are honored to partner with the Hawaii State Department of Education to offer critical individualized tutoring for eighth graders,” said Sandi White, Chief Institutional Officer at Tutor.com/The Princeton Review. “Having delivered more than 25 million sessions, we know that asking for help is brave, and we share HIDOE leaders’ commitment to removing support barriers with 24/7 access to expert tutoring in math—and any other subjects in which students are engaged.”
Tutor.com has a track record of success in helping districts and statewide programs scale equitable access to academic support. This partnership advances HIDOE’s mission to prepare all students to be “globally competitive, locally committed.”
Source: PR Newswire