DUBAI, UAE, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
emuallim.com, the world's first Arab online tutoring company, announced its official launch today. Built to serve the estimated 9 million Arab students in the Middle East and North Africa region with Internet access, Emuallim provides Homework Help and Skill gap tutoring in Maths, Science, English and other customised learning solutions.
Emuallim's mission is to leverage the growing influence of internet in the region to provide greater access to supplementary education throughout the region but especially for female students. Online tutoring offers a safe, controlled environment: all classes are recorded and all student-tutor interaction is through official Emuallim channels.
"Culturally, online tutoring makes sense for the Arab world, it's an advantage for students as well as parents as it saves precious time, money and no travel is required," says Babu Paul, the co-founder of the company. "Students and tutors meet in an online classroom where they can speak, write, share documents and work out problems together in real time just like the classroom environment. The classes are fully recorded and can be replayed at any time, and it is up to the student and parents to decide whether they want to enable video conferencing or not from a privacy point of view. Students study One to One with tutors in an effective online environment."
Some question whether online tutoring works, but research overwhelmingly supports online tutoring's effectiveness. A recent meta-analysis commissioned by the United States Department of Education found that online learning was actually more effective than traditional learning.
There are additional benefits of online tutoring as well. No travel is required, making it a more convenient solution in a region where daytime temperatures can soar above 50° Celsius. Students do not have to sacrifice extra-curricular activities due to rigid timings of tutoring centres. Students can relax in their own air-conditioned homes and connect with a qualified tutor who might be hundreds of miles away. Tutors also benefit as they are able to work from home, and the reduced overhead means that the cost of tutoring is about a third of the price of traditional tutoring.
And just who are these tutors?
Most of Emuallim's tutors are Arab tutors located in the Middle East or North Africa, but there are also tutors located in Asia and North America. As a socially conscious company, however, Emuallim specifically seeks to provide part time employment opportunities to qualified and retired teachers in economically depressed areas of the Middle East and North Africa regions. All tutors undergo extensive training and certification before they are approved to work with students, ensuring tutor quality and also providing valuable development opportunities for educators.
Emuallim management includes a talented team spanning technology, education and operations. Co-founders Babu Paul and Mathew Mampra have worked extensively in the region in telecommunications and information technology, Dr. John Stuppy, is one of the acknowledged educational visionaries of today. Dr. Stuppy has played leading roles in some of the world's most noted and successful educational companies including serving as President of TutorVista, Chief Information Officer at the Princeton Review, and Chief Technology Officer at Sylvan Learning.
Contact: Paul Babu
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