Virtually Math - a New Method for Internet Tutoring
September 04, 2013 --
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 04, 2013
Larry Phillips, co-founder of Virtually Math, announced that the companys new website has launched and is ready for the upcoming school year. The site features the founders patent pending TutorCam® that allows tutors and students to interact in an innovative way. The firm is offering a free 30-minute session with a tutor, allowing parents and students to experience how the system works.
Tutoring by internet has never fully lived up to its promise, said Phillips. Especially with math and science, people want and need to write their work on paper, and have the other person see it. We achieve that by having the video camera aimed down at those papers, instead of at a face. Phillips says the result is close to that of the student and tutor sitting together at a table.
We specialize in math and physics, added Virtually Math co-founder Tom Owsiak. Those are the subjects we know best. We probably wouldnt be comfortable evaluating the tutors we hire unless we knew how to test their knowledge and technique.
Virtually Maths TutorCam enables students to work and interact online with their tutor from any location. The firm offers tutoring services that improves grades and helps boost self-confidence. The camera eliminates the need for digital tablets and trying to write or type complicated equations with a keyboard.
Utilizing high definition video, tutors can show students how to work through a problem. By placing a paper, calculator, textbook or test under the camera, students can listen and watch as the tutor explains the concept. Students and tutors can also adjust their cameras to speak face-to-face if they want to.
Phillips and Owsiak have more than 12 years of tutoring experience, and have recruited tutors from Georgia Tech, one of the nations top engineering and science universities. Each tutor must demonstrate the ability to work problems step and step and be able to convey that information to students.
To participate, both tutors and students must have a TutorCam, and Virtually Math will send students one of the devices by priority mail for a small fee. Parents simply plug the TutorCam into a computer USB port that has Skype installed.
To enhance the learning process, co-founder Owsiak has created a library of 400 instructional videos covering topics in math, physics and statistics. This is available as part of the tutoring package.
Students use the websites online calendar to schedule sessions with their tutor. The use of cloud technology reduces overhead costs and allows Virtually Math to keep tutoring expenses affordable. Fans can follow Virtually Math on Facebook and Google Plus.
The new technique developed by Virtually Math enhances the learning experience, making it easier for students to do well in their math, statistics and physics classes. The companys free 30-minute session provides parents and students with the opportunity to see how the firm is combining tutoring and technology for a unique learning experience.
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