motuto Connects Students with Live, Expert Tutors for On-Demand Math and
Science Homework Help
EDMONTON, May 19 /CNW/ - Castle Rock Research Corporation announced today the launch of motuto, a unique new mobile homework assistance app initially launching on the
iOS platform with Android coming soon. motuto instantly connects
students to live, trained tutors via a chat window accompanied by an
interactive white board where students may draw, type or upload a
picture of their questions. Available as a free download in the iTunes App Store, motuto costs $4.99 for the first 20-minute session ($1.99 for each
additional 20 minutes) with a live tutor for help in the subjects of
math and science for grades 7-12. The first tutoring session is free
for anyone who downloads the service before June 15, 2011.
"As technology evolves and becomes more prevalent in our day to day
lives, we are seeing an increasing number of ways we can enhance how
and where we study," said Gautam Rao, chairman and CEO of Castle Rock
Research. "In launching motuto, we are offering a cutting-edge way to
engage students and provide homework assistance from the convenience of
their mobile device, allowing them to take advantage of this assistance
wherever and whenever they may need it."
Students are no longer limited to studying at home and doing their
homework in front of the computer; they can access motuto on the bus,
in between classes and anywhere they have a WiFi or network connection.
Available first for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, motuto's tutors
are experts in biology, chemistry, physics, algebra, calculus,
geometry, statistics and many other subjects.
motuto lets students access tutoring in an on-demand, a la carte way
without the need to sign up for expensive monthly subscriptions.
How motuto works:
Students pick the subject and topic they need help with
The motuto app then matches an expert tutor with the student based on
Students explain the problem to their tutor and if they are on a device
with a camera, they can take a picture and send it to their tutor
The tutor provides help via text chat, shared whiteboard and lessons
from the Castle Rock Research database that the tutor may prescribe
When the tutoring session ends, motuto will email the student a summary
of their session including screens and chats so that they can review
Their session history will also be stored both on the device and in the
cloud for them to access in the future
For a video demo of motuto visit motuto.com/#video.
motuto is a product of Castle Rock Research's soon to launch SOLARO
platform, an online and mobile resource to enhance student learning,
teacher capabilities and parental involvement in their children's
SOLARO is an e-Learning solution for students in grades K - 12 that is
aligned to local standards and curriculum across the United States and
Canada. SOLARO offers education materials that are 100 percent
compliant with each region's core curriculum standards customized to
meet individual and class needs via computers, tablets and select
mobile devices. Students can access lessons, activities, practice
exercises, quizzes and detailed solutions online both in and outside of
the classroom. Teachers can also track student progress and post
assignments in an organized digital platform. This interactive
educational platform covers math, science and English literature. For
more information visit www.solaro.com.
About Castle Rock Research Corporation
Castle Rock Research Corporation, based in Alberta, Canada, has been
developing quality educational resources for students, educators and
parents for over 15 years. Their print and online resources support its
academic achievement performance by focusing on instruction,
diagnostics and remediation. Along with headquarters in Edmonton,
Canada, Castle Rock Research has offices in Ontario, British Columbia,
California, and India. For more information visit http://www.castlerockresearch.com.
SOURCE Castle Rock Research Corp.
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