Friday, February 12, 2010

The Growth of Online Tutoring Services

Virtual Nerd is a tutoring subscription service which uses hundreds of online videos to guide students visually through traditionally, and typically, thorny math and physics concepts like polynomials and factoring a trinomial.

Virtual Nerd is part of a growing industry which is tapping into an attentive audience and a market demand - basically, students are spending massive chunks of their non-school time online, so why not deliver the tutoring service to them online.

What makes these online tutoring services even more attractive is the comparatively low cost when you at the expenses of traditional tutoring services.

There are many online tutoring services, like Tutor.com, which want to cover the entire gamut of disciplines, but services like Virtual Nerd will become more common as they aim to address specific tutoring needs.