WiredPRNews.com – News source: EinNews.com — New York, New York – October 13, 2008 — Margaret Mary Wilson, Ed.D., has joined the Manhattan-based online tutoring firm Tutapoint.com as its new executive director. Dr. Wilson brings more than 30 years of educational experience to www.Tutapoint.com
“We are extremely pleased to have attracted someone with such a passion and depth of experience,” said Tutapoint.com co-founder Ryan Duques. “Dr. Wilson’s experience will help lead Tutapoint’s mission to answer the increasing need of supplemental education throughout the United States.”
Tutapoint.com offers live, one-on-one, Internet-based math and science tutoring to students in grades 9 through 12. Tutors are available on-demand or by appointment.
TutaPoint.com uses only USA based tutors, which has been attractive to both private and public school systems.
Dr. Wilson has been a longtime proponent of the benefits of academic enrichment programs throughout her distinguished career, which has included professorships at Tennessee universities and colleges and consultant posts with several school districts and state departments of education.
“Students in the U.S., as compared to other countries, spend half as much time in core subjects annually,” said Wilson. “If our students are going to be competitive in the global market then we need to provide more academic enrichment activity opportunities.”
As the founder of EdSolutions
Wilson designed and implemented an after-school enrichment model in response to the shortage of quality, academic after-school programs in the Nashville, Tenn., public schools. EdSolutions later became a leading provider in the supplemental education services industry under the No Child Left Behind Act. Before the firm merged with Knowledge Learning Corporation in 2005, EdSolutions served more than 25,000 children in more than 300 schools with $20 million in revenues.
Dr. Wilson’s first task at Tutapoint.com will be to develop a strategic plan with Duques and co-founder Michael Callaghan. “I have committed the next five years to making Tutapoint one of the largest national providers of online tutoring services with national brand recognition,” Wilson stated.
To learn more about Tutapoint.com, visit www.tutapoint.com, call Ryan Duques, 1-800-390-2370 x 703, or e-mail [email protected]