A new way for students to find and connect with tutors online
TutorMatch today announced the launch of their newly re-designed website, http://www.TutorMatch.com, an online service which connects students with tutors in specific areas of study.
This new design will help students and tutors more easily navigate the website and offer more resources as well as links to other educational portals.
Since 1996 both tutors and students have recognized TutorMatch as the internet leader in tutor referral services. Their website was perhaps the first to ever offer any kind of online tutoring services, and today they still rank as one of the web's most popular tutor destinations.
"We have always offered students a free and easy way to find tutors," says Chaim Lazar, one of the founding partners of TutorMatch. "But in the past we focused on local services, helping students find tutors located near them geographically. Now we have expanded our service to allow students to connect with online tutors located anywhere in the world."
TutorMatch does not require any signup or membership for parents or students to search for tutors, it is an entirely free service.
TutorMatch has a very strong base of locally advertised tutors - over 4,000 at press time. These are tutors which operate by either visiting students or having students meet with them in a public library or school to provide tutoring in person. According to Lazar, he plans to use this base as a launching pad to attract online tutors.
"For many people seeking help in a very specific academic subject, there simply may not be any tutors located nearby, " says Lazar. "We hope to give them the same level of service by allowing them to find tutors anywhere in the country which can meet their needs."
TutorMatch has focused mainly on providing services in the United States since its inception in 1996. Lazar says over 90% of their database is comprised of tutors located in the U.S. "We hope that will change as we expand, and we can begin reaching into new markets to provide our services on an international level."
TutorMatch makes the privacy and safety of all involved a primarcy concern. The TutorMatch.com website protects the identity of tutors by only providing students and parents the tutor's first name. It is up to the parent or student to supply a tutor with any contact information, at which time the tutor then has the option to disclose their contact information and begin a tutoring contract.
TutorMatch (formerly Tutor2000) was established in 1996 to help students easily connect with qualified tutors nationwide. Today, Tutor Match offers a directory of thousands of tutors waiting to assist students. TutorMatch is dedicated not only to matching the right student with the right tutor, but also protecting the privacy and safety of all tutors and students.