TutaPoint Online Education Blog

31
Aug

Choosing an Online Tutoring Firm: Evaluation Criteria

Posted By Ryan Duques

Online tutoring has established itself as an efficient, affordable and effective method for students to achieve academic support in subjects taught in the classroom.  Beyond convenience, the best online tutoring firms use technology that further enhances the effectiveness of instruction and it can often costs significantly less than in-person tutoring at the library of coffee shop.      Tutoring online is private, which can be vital for a student who is reluctant to receive academic support from a tutor, especially if it will take place at school or a public location or at school where their peers can see them.  With online ... Read More

19
Jan

2016 Test Preparation Dates and Classes Announced

Posted By Ryan Duques

Test dates for the SAT, ACT and SSAT have been announced for 2016. SAT 2016 Test Dates for the United States Saturday, January 23, 2016 Saturday, March 5, 2016 Saturday, May 7, 2016 Saturday, June 4, 2016 EdgePrepLIVE course is offered monthly: https://www.tutapoint.com/SAT/edgepreplive Also, there is an SAT Crash-Course offered one week prior to each SAT exam. Information is at: https://www.tutapoint.com/sat/crash-course Additional information and registration deadlines from the College Board, makers of the SAT Test ACT 2016 Test Dates for the United States Saturday, April 9, 2016 Saturday, June 11, 2016 Additional Information and registration deadlines  from the ACT Organization ACT Crash-Course Prep Class Schedule: Saturday, January 30, 2016 Saturday, April 2, 2016 Saturday, June 4, 2016 More information ... Read More

15
Dec

Speakers Announced for December STEM Camp

Posted By Ryan Duques

Parents seeking to keep their children academically engaged over the upcoming December break have an option: Byron Academy's Online STEM Camp. During the class, which will run from December 27 - December 31, students will acquire skills like HTML computer coding, website design, graphic design introduction and more. In addition to the curriculum, students will hear from the following amazing line up of inspiring speakers:   Juliette Dallas-Feeney will be speaking at the Byron Academy STEM camp on December 27. She is the Senior Social Media Manager at Birchbox, a leading beauty and grooming retailer, offering an efficient, personalized way to discover and shop ... Read More

12
Nov

Tutoring Account Tools Reduce Over Usage and Offer Plan Information

Posted By Ryan Duques

Parents and students that benefit from regular academic tutoring need easy access to the most up-to-date account information. Here are two new tools at TutaPoint that will help our users control their experience: 1. Students can access information about their monthly tutoring plan anytime by selecting "My Account" and then clicking on the "Plan" menu item. Students without a plan can select one here: TutaPoint.com/pricing 2.  Students and parents that meet with a tutor regularly won't need to worry about how much time they have left on their monthly tutoring subscription. TutaPoint has  just released a new feature that notifies our clients by ... Read More

12
Nov

Organizations Announce Virtual Winter Tech Camp

Posted By Ryan Duques

Most teenagers will put their books away, eat too much food, lay on their smartphones and  hangout with friends during the upcoming winter break. However, some young men and women will use some of their holiday break as an opportunity to engage their minds, increase their skills and expand their networks. Students in grades 8  - 12 can participate in Byron Academy's Virtual Winter Tech Camp, where they can learn computer coding, graphic design, HTML and more while being inspired by engaging curriculum and industry leading guest speakers. "Winter break is a great time for students to take advantage of an academic ... Read More

20
Aug

In LA: Tears and Excitement Kick off Back-to-School – VIDEO

Posted By Ryan Duques

As we gear up to welcome thousands of students back to TutaPoint, we share in the range of emotions as summer ends and school begins. In Los Angeles California, summer is over as hundreds of thousands of students headed back to school this week.  The Los Angeles Unified School District is the nation's second largest school district. Courtney Friel,  a TV news reporter for KTLA had an opportunity to interview students and parents as they arrived for the first day... And... she brought Andrew, a 4 year old boy arriving for Pre-K  to tears when she asked if he would miss his mom. ... Read More

20
Aug

Tears and Excitement as Back-to-School Arrives – VIDEO

Posted By Ryan Duques
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As we gear up to welcome thousands of students back to TutaPoint, we share in the range of emotions as summer ends and school begins.   In Los Angeles California, summer is over as hundreds of thousands of students headed back to school this week.  The Los Angeles Unified School District is the nation's second largest school district.   Courtney Friel,  a TV news reporter for KTLA had an opportunity to interview students and parents as they arrived for the first day... And... she brought Andrew, a 4 year old boy arriving for Pre-K  to tears when she asked if he would miss his mom. ... Read More

18
Jul

A Better Chance / TutaPoint Success Stories Application

Posted By Ryan Duques

TutaPoint Education works with thousands of students from across the United States to help them achieve academic success. Chronicling stories of success helps us to demonstrate our mission and celebrate our students.   Since 2009 TutaPoint has partnered with A Better Chance, Inc. We would like to highlight several students that will be going through this summer's cohort online class program. If you would like your child to be considered for the Success Stories series, which will be written by a professional writer, please fill out the form below. There is no obligation to participate, even if you fill out the form.   [formidable ... Read More

07
Jul

6 States with the Most Beautiful College Campuses

Posted By Ryan Duques

Some states are more blessed than others for beauty, at least according to Best Choice Schools, which recently ranked the top 50 most beautiful urban campuses. The rankings were published in May, 2015. Which states are blessed with urban beauty? Take a look:   District of Columbia Three schools in the top 50 George Washington University (received an overall rank of #2) American University (received an overall rank of #4) Georgetown University ((received an overall rank of #28)   Tennessee Three schools in the top 50 Rhodes College, Memphis (received an overall rank of #27) Belmont University, Nashville (received an overall rank of #10) Vanderbilt University, Nashville (received an overall rank of ... Read More

01
Jul

4 Math Concepts You Need to Know to Build Robots

Posted By Ryan Duques

By Bailey Fryer So you want to build robots? Well, you better brush off your math books or get a math tutor quick because these are the 4 essential math skills you must know to build a robot. The Top 4 Math Concepts You Must Master to Understand Robotics: Geometry: Geometry is a necessity in robotics. If you are designing a robot for a specific task, you will be tailoring its design to that same task. You will need to find the correct sized parts for your robot. For example, you might find yourself with parts provided and need to ask, “How big ... Read More

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