June 27, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
: TutorVista, the leading online tutoring service provider in the U.S and UK, will now be offering its services in India for children under the CBSE and ICSE syllabi.

TutorVista has been in the business of providing online tutoring for the past 2 years. The Company’s founder K.Ganesh is a serial entrepreneur with several successful enterprises like Customer Asset (Sold to ICICI) and IT&T to his credit. The Company has been funded by Sequoia Capital, a leading venture capital firm which has funded web ventures like Google, YouTube, Apple Computer, Cisco and Yahoo!.

TutorVista is launching its services in India after tutoring over 2000 students in the US and UK. The service, details of which are available on www.tutorvista.co.in, allows schoolchildren access to the best teachers across the country to help with homework, understand concepts, review coursework, and master a subject.

TutorVista’s high-quality tutoring and assessment service is a live, easy-to-use and interactive one offered over the Internet replicating a live classroom environment. The tutor and the student come together in a virtual classroom set-up with voice, chat and an electronic whiteboard. This provides the dual advantage of parental supervision during the tutoring hours and no wastage of time commuting to the tuition center, as the child can take the session from the convenience of home.

TutorVista has a base of 350 tutors across the country, comprising experienced schoolteachers with excellent teaching credentials, trained to teach using interactive technology.

On offer are online tutoring programmes available for children from the 6th to 10th standard under the CBSE and ICSE syllabi. The subjects covered by the programme include Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Biology and English. Each programme is divided into 10-hour modules every month, which are priced competitively at Rs 499 for 6-8th standard and Rs 999 for the 9th and 10th standard. Of the 10 hours of online tutoring for a child, eight hours will be shared with not more than 4 other children under one teacher, and two hours of undivided one-to-one attention for the child.

“Having tutored over 2000 children in the US and UK, we have found that online tutoring is very effective and the Internet is a great medium to impart learning” said Krishnan Ganesh, Founder and Chairman of TutorVista. “We recognize that there is a pressing need for effective tutoring in India, where there is disparity between the tutoring need of a child and availability of good teachers or access to reputable tuition classes.
Most often, this results in expensive and inconvenient options for parents. Today, with our delivery model – which is real time online tutoring, offered by experienced teachers, children have an easier option to study smart, irrespective of geography! Most interestingly, we find that parents endorse this model heartily as it allows them to participate better in their child’s academic endeavour and ensure success.”

In addition to live tutoring, students have access to worksheets, lessons, practice tests, question banks and educational tools to help them master a subject. TutorVista’s virtual classrooms are equipped with voice and chat (instant message) interaction, an electronic whiteboard for use by both student and tutor..

About TutorVista

TutorVista’s mission is to provide world-class tutoring and high-quality content to students around the world. TutorVista.co.in is the premier online destination for affordable education - anytime, anywhere and in any subject. Students can access its services from the convenience of their home or school. They can use the comprehensive and exhaustive lessons and question banks to master any subject and have access to a live tutor around the clock. TutorVista helps students excel in school and at competitive examinations.

TutorVista’s management team consists of highly experienced professionals from the education, training and Internet industry. Our expertise spans eLearning, instructional design, technology-based learning, professional services management and Internet technologies. The team has been involved in the education area for years and has taught from school level to Ph.D. programs. The team members have Masters in Education degrees and MBAs from top universities. Their professional experience is at senior management levels in companies like IBM, Motorola, Amazon, British Telecom and McAfee. Our President, Dr. John Stuppy is an entrepreneur and intrapreneur with over 25 years technology and management experience including a 14 year successful track record in education products, services, operations, sales, marketing, acquisitions, and business development.

For more information, visit www.tutorvista.co.in .