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  • The Economic Times

    January 29, 2016
    Chief operating officer Krishnan recalls bringing in someone from an earlier endeavor; TutorVista hired five people from top B-Schools but with little experience to work directly under the founding team. "That worked beautifully for us," Krishnan said. The online tutorial company which was later sold to Pearson Education Services in 2013 for $213 million.

    Common Core: ‘the gift that Pearson counts on to keep giving’

  • Washington Post

    September 23, 2015
    Mercedes Schneider is a veteran teacher in Louisiana who has been educating students for more than two decades. She is also the author of two books, “A Chronicle of Echoes: Who’s Who in the Implosion of American Public Education,” and the newly published “Common Core Dilemma: Who Owns Our Schools?” The following is an excerpt from her book about the education company Pearson and it is revelatory in showing the connections between some education reformers and corporate leaders. In this competitive environment, Pearson is held accountable for how we perform as a company by educators, students, schools and higher education institutions, as well as our shareholders and our employees. We are a company of nearly 40,000 – 15,000 of whom are former teachers, and many more, like me, are U.S. parents. All of us are motivated on making a difference in the lives of learners. This means engaging with students, parents, teachers, and professors to learn more from them. Pearson is just too big– and as a for-profit, it seeks to become ever bigger. Pearson exerts tremendous influence over American public education with an end to ever-increasing profits. Common Core and its attendant tests provide the undeniable potential to further streamline that influence.

Pearson Completes 100 % acquisition of TutorVista,
Appoints Srikanth B Iyer as CEO

  • CNN IBN Episode 5

    December 1, 2013
    An in-depth look at the Professional education in India.
    The run-up to the Pearson Teaching Awards 2013 has now arrived at a turning point in a student's learning graph - Professional Education. Episode five of our six-part series on education in India, deals with the crucial bridge between being a student and entering the real world - the world of professional education. If you missed out watching the episode on last weekend, catch it up on Dec 8th at CNN IBN at 3:30 PM and IBN 7 at 10:30 AM.

  • The Financial Express

    November 23, 2013
    Pearson to report impact on learning outcomes
    Pearson has announced a series of unique commitments designed to measure and increase the company's impact on learning outcomes around the world. As part of a new global education strategy which sets out to help more people make progress in their lives through learning, Pearson is committed to report audited learning outcomes measures and targets alongside its financial accounts, covering its whole business by 2018.

  • Economic Times

    October 17, 2013
    Deepak Mehrotra quits Micromax, to join Pearson Education as MD

  • NDTV Profit

    April 9, 2013
    Pearson buys out Educomp's shareholding in IndiaCan JV

  • February 25, 2013
    Pearson completes 100% acquisition of TutorVista, appoints Srikanth B Iyer as CEO
    British publishing and education company Pearson, has acquired the remaining 20% equity in TutorVista to complete its acquisition of the Bangalore based online education services company.

  • February 24, 2013
    Pearson acquires whole of TutorVista
    The firm, which has 35 schools, plans to increase the count to 100 in a year, says newly appointed CEO Iyer.

  • February 24, 2013
    Pearson ups stake in TutorVista to own 100%
    Pearson had acquired a minority stake in 2009, and a majority stake in 2011 in TutorVista. It currently own 80 per cent of the company. Pearson did not disclose the deal value.

  • Pearson increases stake in TutorVista to own 100%
    International leading media and publishing firm Pearson today said it has acquired the remaining 20 percent stake in TutorVista, completing 100 percent ownership in the Bangalore-based learning services company, boosting its presence in the eduction space in India.

  • 100+ Online Resources That Are Transforming Education

  • Mashable

    January 7, 2011
    Education technology has become a hectic space in recent years. Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates continue to push the envelope with enormous philanthropic gifts toward education reform; was traded at a $1 billion plus valuation; and Google is putting millions into education tech sites like KhanAcademy. With so many startups on the scene, it is easy to get lost. Fortunately, most innovation is focused on a short list of fundamental ideas. In this post, we'll walk through nine clusters of education tech companies. A startup has the highest level of control and the highest earnings per student. Online-based institutions have started from several niches and are approaching mainstream education. Online video is set to take a share from text-based learning. Recommendation and search systems are offering new ways for content discovery. Using the principles that power Wikipedia, everyone can now create their own wiki with platforms like PBWorks or Sugata Mitra introduced the concept of "Granny in the Cloud" — senior volunteers who encourage kids to study using Skype video calls. At Mashable, you've read about social campaigns for education, gaming in education and free educational resources. There are 100+ online resources that are transforming Education.

  • Teaching the world, online from India on May 20, 2011
    Serial entrepreneur Krishnan Ganesh believes there are two things that starting up a successful business requires, passion for an idea and stupidity.

  • Pearson buys 76% in TutorVista

    January 19, 2011
    TutorVista, the online tutorial company setup by K Ganesh and Meena Ganesh, has sold a controlling 76% stake to book publisher Pearson.

  • Krishnan Ganesh : Tech Teaching on January 03, 2011
    When Krishnan Ganesh founded TutorVista he had a simple mission - to use technology to make tutoring more efficient, cost-effective and accessible.

  • Top Study Tips For Kids on August 23, 2010
    Although your child may be spending hours quietly studying for that big test, it doesn't mean he's getting the most out of his study time.

  • Kids Outsource Homework to Indian Tutors on April 6, 2010
    Big corporations aren't the only ones going to India for cheap help; a growing number of parents are having their kids call overseas for help with their schoolwork. For just $99 a month, students can get unlimited help with English, math, or science from TutorVista, a network of Indian teachers, Reuters reports.

  • Innovation for India Awards 2010

    Shashi K. Patil, President - English & Vocational Programs, TutorVista receiving the winner's trophy

  • UPDATE 1-Pearson invests $30 mln in 2 Indian education firms on June 24, 2009
    June 24 (Reuters) - British publishing group Pearson (PSON.L) said on Wednesday it invested $30 million in two Indian education companies, Educomp Solutions (EDSO.BO) and TutorVista, to build its position in the country.

  • Pearson Gets Stake in 2 Indian Education Companies on June 25, 2009
    Pearson, the British publishing group, said Wednesday that it is partnering with an Indian education company and an Internet tutor, as it increases its focus on the huge Indian market, The New York Times's Heather Timmons reports from New Delhi.

  • Pearson Gets Stakes In Indian Education on June 25, 2009
    NEW DELHI -- Pearson PLC said Wednesday it is investing a total of $30 million for stakes in two Indian education companies.

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    NBC* News - "TUTORVISTA"

    TutorVista featured on NBC's* The Today Show.

  • 35 Tools For Teachers, Tutors and Students

    • Mashable

      August 15, 2008
      With the summer nearing its end and the school year almost upon us, teachers, tutors and students have a lot to prepare for. As with just about any profession nowadays, there all kinds of tools that can help you do most of your planning from your computer keyboard. We've put together a list of 35 tools to help you get your school year started right. find resources for learning management systems, social networking communities for students and teachers, tutoring services and more. - Allows you to work four hours a day. Students can request sessions with you as they build a relationship with you. - A company that provides online tutoring opportunities. It uses services such as Skype to allow you to tutor anyone, anywhere from the comfort of your home. - As the name implies, it is a service for tutors to find work and for parents to find tutors that suit their childrens' needs. - A tutor referral service that also provides training and certification for their tutors. - Besides giving teachers a social network, you can also set up a blog and site about yourself to share with others. - A social network for teachers interested in using collaborative tools in their profession.

    TutorVista firms up India plans

    • The Economic Times

      May 5, 2007
      The Bangalore-based online tutorial firm TutorVista has chronicled out strategies to enter the Indian market as part of its growth and development plans a few months after raising its second round of funding worth $10.75 million which is about Rs. 48 crores. TutorVista also plans to venture into the Australian and Canadian markets. The company is expected to invest in numerous expansion creativities this year. K Ganesh, CEO, TutorVista told ET. Tutorials in subjects like math’s, English and science for students between 6th to 10th standards are the programmes that are offered. The company, which is going to launch the programme next month, is looking to reach out to 10,000 students by end of March 2008. TutorVista is also looking at multi-platform introductions. It is presently in talks with cyber cafe chains like Reliance World and Sify for this programme.

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    By Jenifer Goodwin, December 01, 2007
    More parents of students find online tutors in India are a smart alternative to higher-priced U.S. help

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    By Chris Davies, November 13, 2007
    TutorVista provides online homework help, test prep

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    Fox Business News - "TUTORVISTA"
      Video1, 11/9/2007 12:00:00 AM
      Video2, 11/9/2007 6:00:00 AM

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    ABC News Now, 12th November 2007 - "TUTORVISTA"

  • Posted by Kathleen Hebblewaite on November 09, 2007
    Entrepreneur utilizes Indian tutors in online service

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    November 04, India, help me with my math
    These days, your online homework tutor could be on the other side of the globe.

  • Posted by Phil Leigh on November 1, 2007 Interviews with Digital Media Thought Leaders
    Authoritative and Inexpensive On-Line Tutoring

  • October 31, 2007Hello, India? I Need Help With My Math
    Adrianne Yamaki, a 32-year-old management consultant in New York, travels constantly and logs 80-hour workweeks.

  • October 30, 2007Bangalore butler is latest development in offshore outsourcing
    NEW YORK: Adrianne Yamaki, a 32-year-old management consultant in New York, travels constantly and logs 80-hour work weeks.

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    BBC* WORLD NEWS, 5:50, 7/23/2007 12:00:00 PM - "TUTORVISTA"

  • July 14, 2007 - Everyone has heard of big banks and large tech companies outsourcing work to the masses in India, but TutorVista serves a different kind of clientele.

  • July 06, 2007 - TutorVista's In-house Technology Empowering Education.

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    June 21, 2007 - Sending work offshore has transformed the U.S. economy. Now, some families are tapping the same approach for personal tasks, getting them done for a fraction of what they'd cost at home.Taking your to-do list global.

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    June 21, 2007 - If you want to see where Indian outsourcing is going, keep an eye on Krishnan Ganesh. Mr Ganesh founded the company in late 2005 after spotting that personal tutoring for American schoolchildren was unaffordable for most parents. His solution is to use tutors in India to teach Western students over the internet.

  • Jun. 19, 2007 - American students turn to Indian tutors for lower-cost lessons online
    The Dallas resident eventually turned to Google and found an astonishing offer from a company called TutorVista: unlimited private tutoring, all via Internet connection, for $100 a month.

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    May 25, 2007 - "India's Promise"-Outsourcing Stretches Out
    India's large pool of inexpensive, English-speaking labor has fueled an explosion in business services outsourced to that country.India is beginning to challenge the limits of what can be done remotely.

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    May 22, 2007 - Yes, you can outsource your homework to India
    Indian entrepreneur Krishnan Ganesh is out to prove that consumer services can be outsourced just the way business services are.

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    May 16, 2007 - TutorVista:Investor steps up after hints of rivals sniffing around

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    Feb 23, 2007 - Anything that can be done over the Web can be done in India-so why not tutoring ? I recently came across a company in Bangalore that's doing just that. The company, Tutorvista, started operations in a beta sort of way in late 2005, but only started marketing aggressively late last year.

  • Feb 23, 2007 - "They really believe that education is king there so why don't we take that knowledge process outsourcing workers, the person who is very well educated, and let them teach in the U.S.," said TutorVista's President John Stuppy

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    June 12, 2006 TutorVista Secures $2 Million from Sequoia Capital India

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    October 16, 2006 Indians tutor U.S. pupils AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE