News about Learning Today
“Learning Today Announces SmartTutor.com”
Smart Tutor for Home Education
May 29, 2008 - Plantation, Florida – Learning Today, Inc., a Florida-based educational software publisher, announced today that its Smart Tutor TM Reading and Math program is now available direct to families for academic remediation, maintenance, or advanced placement. The award-winning (BESSIE, 2008) Smart Tutor program has only been available to students licensed by schools, school districts, or extended-day learning centers via www.learningtoday.com until today’s release of the new consumer site, www.SmartTutor.com.
SmartTutor.com is designed to help children maintain or improve their academic abilities and outcomes while giving parents an affordable alternative to today’s tutoring options. Research shows that traditional tutoring services, including centers and private tutors, cost American families billions of dollars annually.
SmartTutor.com is a web-based, K-5 th grade, reading and math tutoring system designed for home or home school use. In order to ensure that the program meets NCLB criteria, the assessment and curriculum are scientifically research-based and aligned with state and national standards. Since 2002, the program has been used by hundreds of thousands of students and has received independent third-party reviews from educational boards, including FCRR.org (Florida Center for Reading Research) and SREB.org (Southern Regional Education Board).
“Devastating federal and state education budget cuts have left many schools and school districts unable to afford important supplemental materials for years to come,” stated Robin Baker, the company’s co-founder. “By releasing SmartTutor.com to families, parents now have an affordable way to supplement their children’s education at home without incurring exorbitant tutoring expenses.”
Free reading and math assessments are a unique feature of SmartTutor.com. The company’s Atlas Assessment uses state-of-the-art technology to efficiently analyze students’ academic ability levels. These assessments automatically develop each student’s individualized learning program so they can work at their own pace. The 14-day free trial includes the assessment results which parents may print and keep for their records. The company is also offering group discounts for large organizations or corporations. Some companies are offering SmartTutor.com as part of their soft benefits plans in order to improve recruitment, retention, and the work/family balance.
About Learning Today, Inc.
Headquartered in Plantation, Florida, Learning Today was established in 2000 to develop Smart Tutor, a web-based educational software program for Kindergarten through 5 th grade students. Learning Today’s primary goal is to research, develop, and deliver effective online reading and math assessment and interactive instructional content for students in order to support instruction and targeted intervention. Smart Tutor is scientifically research-based and developed by an expert team of curriculum writers, subject-matter experts, interface-designers, animators, quality-assurance specialists, and engineers. Smart Tutor supports students in need of academic remediation, maintenance, or advancement. Smart Tutor Reading and Math programs are available online at www.LearningToday.com for schools, school districts, and extended-day learning centers and at www.SmartTutor.com for home or home school use.