TutaPoint Online Education Blog

06
Jun

Introducing Viola Feld, TutaPoint Education’s New Vice President of Partnerships and Business Development

Posted By Ryan Duques

By Meredith Crawford   For Viola Feld, TutaPoint's new Vice President of Partnerships and Business Development, ensuring children have access to high-quality education has always been a passion.   "I’ve always loved math and have made it a point to teach students aged 2 to 18 in a variety of subjects since I was in high school," says Feld, who moved with her family from Odessa, Ukraine, to New Jersey when she was 7 years old.   Feld brings more than a decade's experience in the education industry to her new role at TutaPoint, where she will be responsible for growing the firm’s revenue through expanded relationships ... Read More

20
Apr

Essay Scholarship Contest – TutaPoint Academic Success Stories 2014/2015

Posted By Ryan Duques

Hundreds of students change their future by working with a TutaPoint tutor. Tutors often become mentors and increase their mentees confidence, provide study skills and academic knowledge while delivering instruction to mentees in a comfortable learning environment. Share your story below and compete for a scholarship - full rules and essay submission form below.    *** UPDATE: WINNER ANNOUNCED *** Scholarship winner will receive $250   Students that benefited from tutoring at TutaPoint are invited to participate in the First Annual: Stories of Success Essay Contest. Essays will be evaluated by three writing judges and scored. The winning entry will receive a $250 scholarship. Additional ... Read More

13
Mar

Khan Academy Videos Reinforce Learning Concepts at TutaPoint

Posted By Ryan Duques

We recently saw Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy at SXSWedu in Austin, Texas. He amazed a crowd of thousands as he explained his relatively simple solution to a complex problem: create video explanations to simple and complex learning concepts.   At TutaPoint, Khan Academy has been a partner for several years, delivering our students relevant reinforcement activities after live tutoring sessions. These "success tasks" are delivered to students via email and available on their student home screen.   While simple in concept, the technology to deliver these reinforcement activities, which also include learning materials from the Concord Consortium and TutaPoint's own library, is rather ... Read More

06
Feb

College Admissions Expert Jessica Brondo and EdgePrep

Posted By Ryan Duques

Leading college admissions expert, Jessica Brondo is the founder and CEO of both Admittedly and The Edge in College Prep. Ms. Brondo has developed an advanced preparation course for both the SAT and ACT.   After Ms. Brondo aced the SAT and attended Princeton University, she coded every available SAT and ACT test and developed a unique platform.  This course is available for students at EdgePrepLIVE.   Ms. Brondo being interviewed by TechCrunch Spring SAT/ACT Prep Dates from EdgePrepLive   Saturday, February 7 – 12PM Noon Saturday, March 14 – 12PM Noon Saturday, April 11 – 12PM Noon Saturday, May 16 – 12PM Noon Detailed information and registration: www.EdgePrepLIVE.com   Interested in hosting a special class ... Read More

06
Feb

SAT and ACT Test Prep Dates for Spring 2015

Posted By Ryan Duques

Spring SAT/ACT Prep Dates from EdgePrepLive   Saturday, February 7 - 12PM Noon Saturday, March 14 - 12PM Noon Saturday, April 11 - 12PM Noon Saturday, May 16 - 12PM Noon Detailed information and registration: www.EdgePrepLIVE.com Interested in hosting a special class at your school? EdgePrepLive provides custom classes at discounted rates for high schools: To schedule a date contact Ryan Duques at rduques@tutapoint.com or call 203-779-0331 Read More

22
Jan

EdgePrepLIVE Test Prep Dates for Connecticut RESC Schools

Posted By Ryan Duques

Through a partnership between EdgePrepLIVE and the RESC Alliance, Connecticut high schools have access to the award-winning test preparation course, EdgePrepLive at a discounted rate.   EdgePrepLive provides students with a hands-on, live online class as well as a 30-day in-depth curriculum that addresses the required academic content necessary to achieve a high score on either the SAT or ACT.   Spring EdgePrepLive Dates   Saturday, February 7 - 12PM Noon Saturday, March 14 - 12PM Noon Saturday, April 11 - 12PM Noon Saturday, May 16 - 12PM Noon   High schools can also request a special date and time for their students. To schedule a date contact Ryan Duques at ... Read More

15
Jan

Students Report Errors in Their Teachers’ Writing

Posted By Ryan Duques

During a recent survey, 54.5% indicated that they have seen errors in their teachers' writing. The survey was conducted by TutaPoint Education to gauge how important students believed learning to write is.     Students also indicated that they see errors in adults writing other than their teachers - even at a greater rate. In fact, 75.7% of students reported that they see grammatical and spelling errors in adult's written notes, social media posts and text messages.     TutaPoint conducted this survey in coordination with the launch of the new Lab for Writing Advancement at the online tutoring and education company. Results from the full ... Read More

14
Jan

States with the Largest Number of Elite Boarding Schools

Posted By Ryan Duques

Prestigious boarding schools are rooted in history and tradition. It should be no surprise that most of the elite schools are located in states that date their beginnings before the revolutionary war. As families consider an elite school, they might want to travel to the north east as soon as they complete that SSAT exam.   The northeastern United States is home to the greatest number of Elite boarding schools, according to a recent report published by Business Insider (The 50 Most Elite Boarding Schools in The US, January 12, 2015).   With schools like Phillips Exeter Academy, Choate Rosemary Hall and Groton school, ... Read More

12
Jan

Report: Students Indicate Writing is Most Important Subject

Posted By Ryan Duques

A recent survey conducted by New York based TutaPoint Education determined how students perceive the importance of writing skills.   The January 2015 survey reached out to middle and high school students with 14 questions regarding their use and goals regarding language arts and writing skills. A review of the methodology used for this survey can be reviewed here.   First, students were asked: Which subject area below covers topics you use MOST in every day life. Overwhelmingly, 58% of students indicated that language arts and writing skills are most important. A distant second was math at 16%.  Rounding out the list were art ... Read More

12
Jan

Lab for Student Writing Advancement Launched

Posted By Ryan Duques

TutaPoint Education, a leader in providing online education services announced today that it will begin supporting writing skills development of middle and high school students using its Lab for Writing Advancement.   “TutaPoint’s school district partners have made it clear that improving student writing skills is a priority,” said TutaPoint CEO Ryan Duques. “As the written word becomes more prevalent and permanent through email and text, it is important for today’s students to become strong and proficient writers.” TutaPoint’s lab is powered by TutoringKEY™, a web application integrated fully into the student experience at TutaPoint. The lab enhances the instructional feedback tutors give ... Read More

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