TutaPoint Online Education Blog

12
Jan

January 2015 Student Language Arts Student Survey Methodology

Posted By Ryan Duques

On January 5, 2015 TutaPoint invited 3,560 students to participate a language arts survey regarding. Students that participated are members of the TutaPoint community. Additionally, 15,584 potential respondents on social media.   Compensation was not provided to the respondents, however teachers could voluntarily enter a drawing for a gift-card at the conclusion of the survey. Two students were selected to receive gift cards for their participation.   Students responded to the survey until January 8, 2015.   The survey included 15 questions.   The invitation had an initiation response rate of 32% and 198 students completed the full survey.   Additional information on this survey is available by contacting Ryan ... Read More

09
Jan

Students Respond to Writing Survey – Respondent Winners Announced

Posted By Ryan Duques

Over the past week, students from around the country have been responding to TutaPoint's Student Writing Survey. This survey was conducted in advance of TutaPoint's Advanced Writing Center launch to gauge how important students believe their future writing skills are! 200 students responded to the survey. The optional survey was sent to middle and high school students from around the United States. Students were not compensated for their participation, but were able to enter into an optional drawing for two $75 gift cards. The two students selected to win the gift cards were: 1. Joey W. from Pennsylvania 2. Brieannna P. from Pennsylvania Information and ... Read More

16
Dec

Tutoring and the New Economy

Posted By Ryan Duques

TutaPoint.com CEO and Co-Founder, Ryan Duques was recently asked by CBS New York about how the economy has impacted parent's spending on educational services like online tutoring.     "We are well into the new economy. People are not going to overpay, and with the transparency of the internet, they don’t have to," said Duques to the Wall Street Journal's Joe Connolly on CBS New York.   Listen to the complete podcast by clicking here. Read More

11
Nov

Amazon.com Names High School Math Made Simple “Editors’ Favorite”

Posted By Ryan Duques

TutaPoint.com was founded in 2007 to provide exceptional online tutoring and homework help solutions and the team knew right away that it would need simple, easily accessible learning materials for its students.   Working with education and math professional from around the United States, TutaPoint produced High School Math Made Simple, which was published in paperback and made available as an e-book. Amazon.com, the world's largest bookseller recently named High School Math Made Simple, 3rd edition, as its Editor's Favorite Book for 2014.   The book is available on Amazon at:  http://amzn.com/0983466394     Read More

20
Oct

Survey: Teachers Asked Whether They’d Choose to Teach Again

Posted By Ryan Duques

Veteran teachers were recently asked if they would choose a teaching career again if they had the choice to do it all over again.   TutaPoint conducted the survey in September 2014. Veteran teachers from the northeast responded. For full survey results see: http://www.tutapoint.com/blog/teacher-survey-results-released-2014/   Teachers, 91% of whom had over 10 years of classroom experience, were asked: Would you decide to become a teacher again, if you knew then what you know now about the career choice.   Perhaps the good news is that just 25.8% of the respondents indicated that they would not choose a career in teaching again. Indicating they would make the same ... Read More

17
Oct

30% of Learning Should Happen Outside School, say Teachers

Posted By Ryan Duques

According to a recent survey of veteran teachers, most respondents say that high school students should be learning at least 30% outside of school.       The majority of teachers (61.7%) responding to the survey, which was conducted in September, 2014 indicated that 70% of learning should be occurring at school and 30% should be at home.   Many fewer (15.6%) believed that at least 50% of learning should be happening at home. And 22.4% believed that 90% of all learning should be happening at school.   Of the teachers that responded, 91% have been teaching for more than 10 years. View the complete survey results at: http://www.tutapoint.com/blog/teacher-survey-results-released-2014/ Read More

15
Oct

Teacher 2014 Survey Methodology

Posted By Ryan Duques

The results from the 2014 TutaPoint Teacher Survey, which was conducted in September has generated significant interest. Education researchers have asked TutaPoint for information on how the survey was conducted, where the respondents are from and how many teachers participated.   On September 17, 2014 TutaPoint invited 5,994 teachers to participate in the survey. This database of teachers has been created and maintained by TutaPoint for the purpose of industry collaboration, surveys, etc. since 2007. High school teachers from the following States were included: Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia. These States were chosen due to ... Read More

13
Oct

Teachers: Parents Don’t Understand Common Core Standards, says Survey

Posted By Ryan Duques

As the controversy of the Common Core Standards continues, teachers seem to think that parents do not understand what the standards are all about.   This is the finding of a recent study, conducted by TutaPoint during the month of September, 2014.   Respondents to the survey included veteran teachers from the northeastern U.S. The findings left little grey area: 95.5% of  believed that parents do not understand what the Common Core is; 4.4% of the respondents said they weren't sure if parents understood. None of the teachers thought that parents understood what the Common Core Standards were all about.     For complete survey results see: ... Read More

10
Oct

Better Business Bureau Rates Online Tutoring Firms

Posted By Ryan Duques

Parents, teachers and schools rely on rating services like the Better Business Bureau to ensure they engage the best possible academic tutoring service for their children and students.   Parents and teachers should take many things into consideration when selecting a service to provide academic support, including depth of expertise, where the service providers are located and of course, ratings from firms like the Better Business Bureau.   TutaPoint online tutoring is proud to have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. This rating is earned by providing first-class customer support and excellent online tutoring, test preparation and other synchronous learning services to ... Read More

09
Oct

How Much Coffee Does a Teacher Drink?

Posted By Ryan Duques

When it comes to careers that require an early wake up and intense work, few positions require as much "on time" as a high school teacher.   Recently, TutaPoint surveyed veteran teachers from around the northeastern United States. One of the less serious questions asked was whether or not they used caffeine to help them get through the day.   Before we divulge how many teachers are downing coffee, it is relevant to share what time teachers are waking up in the morning to start their day.  According to the 2014 survey, most high school teachers get their day started before 5:30am, with 67% ... Read More

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