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Tutor Universe and the National Tutoring Association Announce New Partnership

IOWA CITY, IA--(Marketwired - Sep 24, 2013) - Tutor Universe, Inc., the social marketplace for learning, and the National Tutoring Association (NTA), the oldest and largest professional association dedicated exclusively to tutoring, announced today an exclusive partnership to jointly promote professional development and Tutor Universe's online learning platform and global learning marketplace. The NTA is the only association in the world with an accredited certification program for tutoring and coaching. The NTA will offer discounted membership and professional certification for the more than 8,000 tutors registered with Tutor Universe. Tutor Universe will also offer special promotions and incentives to NTA members that use Tutor Universe.

Online technologies and the mainstreaming of social networking are forever changing the traditional tutoring market. Today's tech obsessed students prefer online to in-person tutoring. While traditional face-to-face teaching still dominates the tutoring industry, online and social learning is rapidly growing in education according to the GSV.EDU Education Sector Factbook by GSV Advisors. "We want to have a community where it is easy to collaborate, teach and learn. Students should be able to quickly get help anytime and anywhere," said Dr. Hung Tran, Co-Founder and CTO of Tutor Universe. "We enable students and tutors to engage asynchronously or in live interactive teaching sessions in a fast, convenient and affordable way."

"We are looking forward to working with Tutor Universe to help train and certify their tutors while at the same time providing an industry leading online tutoring platform to our 10,000 plus members," said Dr. Sandi Ayaz, National Tutoring Association Executive Director. "We reviewed many solutions in the marketplace over the years and we finally have a solution and partner that meets the needs of our tutor members and aligns with our mission and Code of Ethics."

"The online tutoring market is exploding and, with our exclusive partnership with the National Tutoring Association, we can offer our tutors the means to achieve certification with the only organization in the world offering an accredited tutoring certification," said Michael Morrison, Tutor Universe Co-founder and CEO. "Having the NTA validate our marketplace and online learning platform is also a great milestone for us. It provides our students with the reassurance that they're engaging tutors who are specially trained to handle their learning needs and help improve outcomes. Together, Dr. Ayaz and I are committed to advancing tutoring to enhance student academics. We look forward to working with the NTA."

About the NTA
The NTA was formed in 1992 for the purpose of establishing a membership organization for tutoring professionals. Over the past years, the purpose has expanded to promote education, specialization, and scientific research. The NTA is now the oldest and largest professional association dedicated exclusively to tutoring, and represents the interests of thousands of tutors in the U.S. and thirteen other countries, practicing in all phases of tutoring, program administration, and supplemental student services. Members represent colleges, universities, high schools, middle schools, elementary schools, school districts, literacy programs, community programs, grant supported programs, and NCLB/SES providers. For more information about The National Tutoring Association, visit http://www.ntatutor.org.

About Tutor Universe, Inc.
Tutor Universe, a social marketplace for learning, makes it easier to teach and learn. Students get help anytime, anywhere and engage with experts from around the world. Submitting questions and getting answers from a community of experts, assigning offline work like reviewing homework or essays, and engaging in a live interactive teaching sessions is quick, convenient and affordable. Tutor Universe also takes care of the back office for tutors, so tutors can do what they do best, help students succeed. For more information about Tutor Universe, visit http://www.tutoruniverse.com.