Learning Today, Inc., a South Florida-based math and reading software publisher, announced today that the company’s Smart Tutor Education Program (http://www.SmartTutor.com) was awarded two Best Educational Software Awards (BESSIEs) from the ComputED Learning Center. Smart Tutor received BESSIE Awards in two categories including Upper Elementary Reading/Literacy and Upper Elementary Math.
The BESSIE Awards target innovative and content-rich programs and websites that provide parents and teachers with the technology to promote educational excellence. Winners are selected from titles submitted by publishers around the world. The awards truly highlight the best in educational software.
“SmartTutor’s integrity, availability, and ease of use have fostered a positive reputation and passionate following by teachers, tutors, parents and children worldwide. Smart Tutor has expanded since the ComputED review and will soon include our new Think Online Education Program that delivers additional content, significant assessment enhancements, and advanced user functionality and monitoring,” stated Robin Baker, President of SmartTutor.com. “Our Think Online Education Program’s much awaited release will be delivered in two phases beginning June 1st, 2012.”
Smart Tutor’s Education Programs include research-based math and reading programs that provide assessment and individualized instruction. The program provides children with the customized tutoring they need at school or home. Parents are able to afford a credible tutoring program without all the costs, scheduling, and traveling associated with traditional tutoring. Tutors, however, can also use and assign the program as homework and practice to ensure that the children are completing the prescribed intervention they need to maintain or improve their grades. Parents and tutors can view their children’s progress from any computer (with proper login), ensuring a cohesive approach to managing and monitoring academic progress.
Smart Tutor math and reading curriculum is designed to address the needs of children that are in need of academic maintenance, improvement, or advancement. Smart Tutor seamlessly and automatically assesses children to determine their appropriate skill levels, establishes their individualized instruction plan and program, and monitors their progress. The program is also proven to identify children in need of remediation and intervention, establish targeted intervention programs, and help build skills that allow children to perform better in the classroom and on tests. All Smart Tutor lessons are aligned with the U.S.A.’s Common Core Education Standards.
There are no downloads or installations required for this web-based program and it can be set up in minutes by parents at home, while school accounts can be set up in days instead of weeks. Parents and children do not need training to use the program. The system is easy to use and all learning content and customer support is “on demand.” Phone and email support is available free of charge.
SmartTutor’s primary goal is to research, develop, and deliver effective, interactive online reading and math instruction that helps children improve their knowledge and their grades. An assessment test places every child into their own, personalized learning program, tailored to his or her specific areas of need. This engaging learning environment supports the children’s learning styles and needs.
Smart Tutor and the upcoming Think Online Education Program can be found at http://www.SmartTutor.com. Online flashcards for Special Education and ESOL education can be found free of charge at http://www.MyFreeFlashcards.com.