September 7th, 2006
By John Eby
Homework outsourcing : A new government report found that 80 percent of students entitled to after-school tutoring at taxpayer expense under the No Child Left Behind Act aren't getting it. Enter TutorVista, of Bangalore, India, which last fall began providing online tutoring to U.S. students in everything from grammar to geometry. TutorVista offered to provide a year of free tutoring to kids in the 10 poorest rural counties in the United States. "There is plenty of work to go around," TutorVista CEO Krishnan Ganesh dismisses critics who lament shipping more jobs overseas. "The American educational system is pathetic."
TutorVista's mission is to provide world class tutoring and high-quality content to students around the world. TutorVista is the premier online destination for affordable education-anytime, anywhere, in any subject. Students access TutorVista from the convenience of their home or in school and use TutorVista's comprehensive lessons and question bank to master any subject with access to a live tutor around the clock. The TutorVista idea: help students to excel in school and at competitive examinations. The management team consists of professionals from education, training and Internet fields whose expertise spans eLearning, instructional design, technology-based learning, professional services management, and Internet technologies. For more information, go to www.tutorvista.com.