Online Academic Tutoring Now Available for College Students
Birmingham, Ala. - Andrew Jackson University, which recently announced a zero-tuition program and webcam proctoring, continues to innovate by offering its online enrollees one-on-one tutoring by experienced academics. The university expects many of its adult students will access its new tutoring service for help with subjects that include calculus, statistics, accounting, finance and writing. “Since many of our students have been away from school for several years, the individual assistance a good tutor can offer is invaluable,” commented university president Don Kassner.
The Andrew Jackson University team scoured available resources before selecting Smarthinking’s tutoring service, which they first saw at a conference sponsored by New York investment banking firm Berkery Noyes & Co. “We liked, among other things, their online whiteboard which allows the student and tutor to interact while addressing topics that puzzle the student,” Kassner said. He said this was one of the unique attributes that convinced his team to select Smarthinking. “Our students are very important to us,” stated Kassner, “and we wanted to make sure that the tutors we hired were as concerned about student success as we are.”
Andrew Jackson University’s tutoring service is accessible several ways, including live real-time interaction with an individual instructor, by electronic submission of questions, or via a pre-scheduled session. This service is available through the university on a charge-for-time basis with a three hour minimum. Rates are uniform at twenty-five dollars per hour regardless of the subject matter.
With its zero-tuition program significantly reducing the cost of attending college, Kassner expects their students, particularly older students, to have some extra dollars to invest in academic tutoring if they have difficulty with a subject.
About Andrew Jackson University (AJU)
Founded in 1994 and first accredited in 1998, AJU offers three master’s, three bachelor’s and five associate’s degrees. Headquartered in suburban Birmingham, Alabama, AJU students are located worldwide, but most live and work in the United States. Since new management took operating control of for-profit AJU the school has tripled in size, creating a constant need for additional staff and equity capital to fund the growth. For-profits, Kassner reminds everyone, do not enjoy state support or draw funds from endowments. For more information see www.aju.edu or call 800-429-9300, ext. 1.
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