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November Is Report Card Month: Tutorgiant.com Suggests That Online Tutoring May Be The Solution To Bad Report Cards
Date:11/17/2009

With Thousands of Students Missing Class Due to Swine Flu School Closures, and a Lack of Improvement in National Math Scores, Parents Are Searching for Answers, According To Tutorgiant.com

(PRWEB) November 17, 2009 -- It's report card time and parents across the nation are bracing for unpleasant results. Swine flu school closures and a slow implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) have contributed to stagnant test scores and low grades.

According to David P. Driscoll, chair of the National Assessment Governing Board which sets policies for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP),

“…the failure of our 4th-graders to make progress nationally is a cause for concern.”

Furthermore, it is estimated that approximately 125,000 American students in roughly 19 states have had their schooling affected by swine flu school closures.

These regrettable circumstances are disconcerting for parents. Research shows that tutoring is a viable solution.

According to Marzano (2003),

“…the typical student who receives tutoring will obtain achievement scores .50 standard deviations higher than the typical student who does not receive tutoring. This translates into a 19th percentile point gain.”

Yet with the vast number of tutoring services and styles, parents are overwhelmed with choices.

Stuart Ackerman, founder of the online tutoring site, Tutorgiant.com, believes he's found the answer.

"It all comes down to basic skills. One cannot learn about fractions without knowing how to multiply and divide. A student cannot write an essay unless he or she is first able to compose a topic sentence and a paragraph. When a student misses school and/or lacks basic s
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