Can Online Tutoring Work?

TUTOR CLOUD: Continuing her ongoing portrait of Imagine K12's recent graduates, Audrey Watters reports on TutorCloud, an online tutoring service that promises to put an army of experienced Ivy League tutors at your fingertips. In contrast to other online tutoring services, co-founder Blair Silverberg promises more of a "mentoring" experience. Profiles of TutorCloud tutors consequently have more casual info about their backgrounds and hobbies, so that kids and their parents feel they're connecting with a real person, not just a Turing-test champion robot.

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