I got an email from George Cigale, CEO of Tutor.com, yesterday to check out the New York Times article on his company’s service (full disclosure-my fund is an investor in Tutor.com and my partner Dan is on the board). The article, "On Demand, On Time and for a Fee, an Army of Tutors Appears," highlights Michelle Slatalla’s experience with Tutor.com’s service where her two daughters were able to get instant homework help by going to Tutor.com, logging in, and clicking on their grade level and subject matter to find a qualified instructor. Thankfully Michelle had a pretty positive experience as we have had time to hone the service and continue to find great tutors as we currently complete thousands of sessions each day. Anyway, next time your child asks you for help on Algebra, you may want to visit Tutor.com and try another method. From a thematic point of view, this is another example of how companies can leverage the power of the Internet to offer an on-demand service leveraging a distributed and free agent workforce. I just love those types of models!
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