Smarthinking Reaches 4 Million Tutoring Sessions
WASHINGTON D.C — Smarthinking, Inc., the leader in on-demand, live online tutoring and academic support, announced the completion of its 4 millionth academic support session. The milestone session was completed in May by a student at San Jacinto College in Pasadena, Texas. The institution is a long-time partner of Smarthinking.
“San Jacinto College students have benefitted from our six-year partnership with Smarthinking,” said Niki Whiteside, Vice President of Educational Technology Services at San Jacinto College. “We are excited that one of our students was a part of this milestone and congratulate the Smarthinking team for this accomplishment. We remain committed to student success and this important tool is proving a great help for students as they meet their educational goals.”
Smarthinking provides around-the-clock, research-proven academic solutions and one-on-one tutoring support. Averaging more than 3,000 sessions per day, Smarthinking’s qualified tutors and subject matter experts work with students at over 1,000 institutions nationally and internationally.
“Hitting 4 million is a big achievement for us,” said Dr. Christa Ehmann Powers, Chief Education Officer at Smarthinking. “We know, through independent research, that our online tutoring and academic services actually do improve student success and retention, and clearly, the demand for what we are offering is growing. We’re looking forward to eclipsing this number soon, and continuing to help more and more students improve their academic performance.”
Smarthinking, a Pearson company, is the leader in on-demand student support to bolster performance, persistence and retention. Its services were honored with the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE award for Best Instruction Solution for Students at Home. Colleges, universities, libraries, government agencies, textbook publishers and other education providers partner with Smarthinking to increase student achievement and enhance learning. Smarthinking connects students to expert educators for 24/7 assistance in math, writing, reading, science, business, Spanish, computers & technology, and nursing & allied health on any Internet-connected computer. Smarthinking’s corporate office is located in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit http://www.smarthinking.com.
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