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SAN FRANCISCO, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tutor.com, the largest online tutoring company, today announced that the company's higher education services won an SIIA CODiE Award for Best Postsecondary Personalized Learning Solution.
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, announced Tutor.com as one of 31 CODiE Award winners in the education technology category. An SIIA CODiE Award win for ed tech companies is an especially prestigious honor, as each award winner has been selected by a combination of educators, who act as initial judges by selecting finalists from among all nominees, and SIIA members-company peers, who vote to select the winners from among the finalists.
Tutor.com's higher education services include online personal tutors for individualized learning along with Predictive Insights™, a classroom connected "early alert" data service. This responsive program is helping colleges of all types and sizes increase student engagement and course completion while simultaneously monitoring student progress in real-time to spot at-risk students early enough to intervene. Every night, thousands of college students from across the country use Tutor.com to work with an expert tutor in subjects ranging from algebra and economics to Spanish and nursing.
"We are excited that the industry and educators have honored us with this award," said General Manager of Tutor.com's Institutional Businesses, Sandi White. "Every student benefits from having their own personal tutor. Our technology allows us not only to scale tutoring to help millions of students, but also to digitally capture that personal learning session and provide insights to faculty and administrators to inform student support and instructional decisions to ensure student success"
"SIIA's 2014 Education CODiE Award winners' are some of the most innovative, high-impact education products out there," said SIIA Vice President for the Education Division Karen Billings. "We congratulate all of this year's CODiE Award winners, and thank them for the contributions they have made to the education industry."
For more information about the CODiE Awards, visit http://www.siia.net/codies/2013/ For more information about Tutor.com for higher education visit http://www.tutor.com/higher-education.
SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 700 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. Information technology (IT) and software security are critical issues to SIIA's members, many of whom strive to develop safe, secure and state-of the-art products that effectively serve their commercial and government customers alike, while protecting their intellectual property. The SIIA Education Division serves and represents more than 200 member companies that provide software, digital content and other technologies that address educational needs. The Division shapes and supports the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities and critical market information. For more information, visit www.siia.net/education.
About the SIIA CODiE™ Awards
The SIIA CODiE™ Awards, originally called the Excellence in Software Awards, were established in 1986 by the Software Publishers Association (SPA), now the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), so that pioneers of the then-nascent software industry could evaluate and honor each other's work. Since then, the CODiE Awards program has carried out the same purpose – to showcase the software and information industry's finest products and services and to honor excellence in corporate achievement.
Tutor.com is the largest online tutoring company with a community of more than 3,000 expert tutors and more than 10 million one-to-one tutoring sessions completed. Professional tutors are available 24/7 in 40 subjects, including entry to advanced level college courses. Ninety percent of students who use Tutor.com get better grades, feel more confident and complete their homework on time. Tutor.com, an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI), powers tutoring and homework help programs for the Department of Defense: thousands of public libraries, school districts, colleges and universities; and the states of Alabama, Alaska, Louisiana, Montana, North Dakota, Rhode Island and the District of Columbia.
Tutor.com Contact: Jennifer Kohn, 646-619-8228, Jennifer.email@example.com
SIIA Communications Contact: Allison Bostrom, 202-289-7442, firstname.lastname@example.org
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