Teaching and Tutoring Jobs Abound at Leading In-Home Tutoring Provider WyzAnt.com

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With school back in full swing following the holiday season, parents and students are turning to private tutors in record numbers.

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WyzAnt, Inc., a nationwide tutoring service specializing in matching students with qualified in-home tutors, reports a recent surge in requests for private tutors. WyzAnt, which boasts a network of nearly 35,000 active tutors, offers instruction in a variety of subjects ranging from math and science tutoring to English and language tutoring. In 2011, WyzAnt received over 250 thousand tutor requests throughout the country, and that number is steadily increasing. As students return to the classroom in 2012, WyzAnt’s network of qualified tutors are fielding an abundance of new tutoring jobs.

In order to tutor with WyzAnt, candidates must complete an online application which gets carefully reviewed by WyzAnt staff. Tutors must also prove their proficiency in the subjects they wish to teach by successfully passing individual certification exams. WyzAnt maintains an updated directory of available tutors who are required to respond to student requests within 24-48 hours in order to maintain an active listing. When hiring tutors through WyzAnt, parents and students can easily review the local tutor profiles that include detailed background information, education, customer reviews, photos, blogs and more. Other useful tools include real-time background checks and convenient payment methods.

WyzAnt has been connecting students with qualified tutors since the company was founded in 2005, and each year the company has witnessed a significant uptick in tutoring activity in January. “Every year we see a significant increase in the number of tutoring requests we receive following the holidays” says WyzAnt’s Director of Marketing and Communications Daniel Breiner. “Students return to school after the New Year either facing finals or having just received last semester’s grades. Some students look for help closing the semester strong while others look to start off on the right foot going into the New Year.”

Fortunately, this demand for tutoring is being met with an increase in the number and quality of people who are offering private tutoring services. Several factors such as the difficult job market and teacher layoffs are involved. “Private tutoring is an increasingly pervasive part of the US education system,” said Breiner. “When WyzAnt was founded in 2005, the goal was to make the process of finding the most qualified tutors as convenient and affordable as possible for parents and students, while helping talented educators find quality jobs.”

The approach seems to be working as parents and educators alike continue to leave rave reviews about the effectiveness of WyzAnt’s matching process.

“I’ve been with WyzAnt for all of one full week and already have 4 students that I've scheduled sessions with. I am receiving more emails from potential students than time I have to tutor them. WyzAnt has allowed me to re-enter the tutoring world with an ease I thought was unachievable. This truly is a fantastic online forum to make contacts, with not only a myriad of tutors with a multitude of experiences and skills, but more importantly, eager students seeking knowledge and help. WyzAnt has, without doubt, made tutoring easy for tutors and students.” - Vimal, WyzAnt tutor from Alexandria, VA

“My son has been using WyzAnt since last January and I wish I had found out about them sooner! I love how easy it is to find a tutor, read about their backgrounds and make the connection with them. It is so easy to pay for the lessons and I appreciate the discount if you sign up for a package.” - Kim, parent from Pleasanton, CA

In 2012, WyzAnt intends to continue strengthening their industry leading tutor-student matching process. A newly developed search algorithm serves to bolster the experience for both tutors and students by ensuring students will be able to quickly find the right tutor for their needs while notifying tutors of the most relevant, up-to-the-minute job opportunities. As the post-New Year’s tutoring requests continue to roll in, WyzAnt tutors are poised to benefit from a substantial influx of tutoring and teaching jobs in 2012.

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