Smarthinking Launches Liberal Arts Math Online Tutoring Support Services

New Addition Expands Live, On-Demand Assistance to Increase Student Success

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Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) February 22, 2012

Smarthinking, Inc., the market leader in higher education online tutoring and academic support, today announced the addition of Liberal Arts Math to its comprehensive mathematics tutoring services. The tutoring is available to all customers, both institutional and consumers.

With the addition of the Liberal Arts Math tutoring support services, students can:

  •     Receive live, on-demand tutoring (90 percent of Smarthinking Math tutors have a master’s or Ph.D. in their discipline)
  •     Submit a question for asynchronous response (generally within 24 hours)
  •     Pre-schedule a live tutoring session

All live tutoring sessions take place one-to-one in Smarthinking’s virtual whiteboard, allowing the tutor and student to collaborate in real time. Tutors use a problem-solving teaching style to help students learn the underlying math concepts and become better equipped to handle future assignments on their own. In addition, all sessions are archived for future use by the student for test preparation.

“The launch of 24/7 support for Liberal Arts Math adds tremendous value to our customers and enables them to provide expanded services to their students,” said Kirk Benningfield, Ph.D., Vice President of Education Operations at Smarthinking. “This extension of Smarthinking’s services, coupled with continued technological upgrades and other new disciplines of support, is in response to the needs and requests of institutions and underscores our commitment to their success.”

For more information on Smarthinking and its new Liberal Arts Math support services, visit http://www.smarthinking.com/services-and-subjects/subjects/mathematics/

About Smarthinking
Smarthinking, part of Pearson, 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.

About Pearson
Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, has global reach and market-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing (NYSE: PSO).

Media Contact: Susan Aspey, susan(dot)aspey(at)pearson(dot)com or (800) 745-8489

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