Multimedia Tutorial Services Featured on NBC’s Today ShowMultimedia Tutorial Services Featured on NBC’s Today Show
October 19, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Education NewsMultimedia Tutorial Services (“Multimedia” or the “Company) (OTC Bulletin Board: MMTS), a leading developer of educational content, was featured on NBC’s Today Show, the number one morning news show in the United States. In the segment, “Today’s Consumer Smarts- How to Choose a Tutor,” originally aired on October 16, 2007, Today’s correspondent Janice Lieberman detailed the recent growth in the tutoring industry due to the growing crisis in the country’s school system and the universal requirements imposed by the 2002 No Child Left Behind Act.
The segment included an interview with Multimedia President and Chief Executive Officer, Barry Reichman, along with Rochelle Foley and her two daughters, both of whom used Multimedia’s programs TutorialChannel.com and Math Made Easy.
In the interview Reichman, who has been is also a co-host of an educational radio talk show in New York City, “Family Education Hour,” discussed the nation’s unmet need for effective and moderately priced alternatives to high-cost tutoring centers. “Students, wherever they may be—in remote areas, in urban areas—can all access top-notch professional tutors at a reasonable cost with Tutorial Channel.com/Math Made Easy.com,” Reichman said.
During the interview Ms. Foley stated, “Cost was a factor. That is why we chose Math Made Easy. It was very affordable for our family.” One of Foley’s children emphasized the benefits of online tutoring: “Online you are able to communicate with an actual tutor at a convenient time for you.” The other added, “You have a notepad where you can draw out your problems and your tutor talks to you online and draws out the response back to you explaining how you can work on them.”
Following the interview, Reichman remarked, “I was honored to be a guest on such a premiere news program. The segment not only cast a spotlight on Multimedia Tutorial Services programs, but more importantly, on the growing need for affordable tutoring services whichthat parents can tailor to their child’s needs.”
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About Multimedia Tutorial Services, Inc.
Multimedia Tutorial Services, Inc. has key strengths in educational product marketing and development. To date, the Company’s premier tutorial program, Math Made Easy(TM) has been purchased by over three hundred thousand families. In addition, several thousand schools and colleges throughout the country have acquired the Math Made Easy(TM) series for their libraries and classrooms. Math Made Easy(TM) is widely recognized as one of the nation’s foremost home tutorial programs. The tutorial series has been featured on CNN, Bloomberg, ABC News Radio and other major networks. The Company’s sales are made primarily through online direct advertising backed-up by its own call center and customer service operations. Information about the Company’s products and services can be found on the Internet at www.mathmadeeasy.com and www.tutorialchannel.com.
Forward Looking Statements
Some paragraphs of this news release, particularly those describing Multimedia’s strategies and business plans, contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities of 1993, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. While Multimedia is working to achieve those goals, actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including difficulties in marketing their products and services, need for capital, competition from other companies and other factors, any of which could have an adverse effect on the business plans of the subsidiary companies of Multimedia, its reputation in the industry or its expected financial return from operations. Factors such as these could have an adverse effect on Multimedia results of operations. In light of significant uncertainties inherent in forward-looking statements included herein, the inclusion of such information should not be regarded as a representation of Multimedia or any other person that the objectives and plans of Multimedia and its subsidiaries will be achieved.