For Immediate Release Baltimore, MD – StraighterLine (www.straighterline.com) announced today that students enrolled in their online Introduction to Psychology course will have access to the tutoring component of their course through eduFire’s community of experts. All of StraighterLine’s 23 college courses come with tutoring access as part of the program; students enrolled in other courses have access to tutoring through SMARTHINKING. The new partnership comes as StraighterLine continues to expand their course offerings. Introduction to Psychology is one of 8 new courses reviewed and recommended for credit by ACE, with more under development. StraighterLine provides live tutoring access for all courses such that students receive academic support that is the same or better than what might be received in a traditional periodic office-hour format. In the case of their new college Psychology course online, this allows more students to leave the large impersonal lecture halls of the traditional Intro to Psych 101 course. material. All tutors provided by eduFire have advanced degrees in Psychology. StraighterLine’s course expansion means that students have an even greater opportunity to save even more on their college education. StraighterLine’s extremely flexible and affordable online college courses allow students to save up to 90% on their first year of college by helping ease the burden of balancing a busy lifestyle while earning a college degree. Course credits transfer to StraighterLine’s partner colleges and universities or through the ACE Credit service. Currently, StraighterLine offers twenty-three entry-level college courses online, including College Algebra, Precalculus, Calculus I, Calculus II, Business Writing, Introduction to Biology, Introduction to Biology with a lab, General Chemistry I, General Chemistry I with a lab, English Comp I, English Comp II, Accounting I, Accounting II, Managerial Accounting, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Business Statistics, Anatomy & Physiology I & II, each with a lab option, Medical Terminology, Psychology and two developmental courses, with more expected to be later this year. StraighterLine partner colleges and universities include the following institutions:
“Academic support is best provided at the moment a student needs help,” says Burck Smith, StraighterLine’s CEO and founder. “By relying on online tutoring services, students get help when they need it without having to cross campus.” “eduFire’s tutoring community represents thousands of the finest minds from around the world,” says Ryan Busch, President of eduFire. “Students working with eduFire’s highly qualified tutors will have a wonderful academic experience on eduFire’s highly engaging live video tutoring platform. We welcome these new students to eduFire and look forward to a growing relationship with StraighterLine.”
About eduFire eduFire is a vibrant social learning community built around a dynamic marketplace allowing teachers and students from around the world to connect, engage, schedule, transact, and deliver live video learning events. With thousands and thousands of users, eduFire's teachers and students determine what they are interested in teaching and learning and how they monetize or pay for the experience. Experiences could be as straightforward as teaching French or Italian language, the fun and informative How to Rock an Engineering Interview or Compensation in a Venture-Backed Start-up (plus Q & A with a VC!), or the downright amazing like LIVE FROM Egypt: Learn about the Egyptian Revolution from a Teacher Located in Alexandria, Egypt. For more information about eduFire, visit: www.eduFire.com. About StraighterLine StraighterLine is a leader in making quality college education more affordable. StraighterLine’s programs are a great way to tackle the escalating cost of four-year college tuition and avoid a mountain of student debt. StraighterLine offers two innovative programs for getting started on a college degree: college courses for only $99 a month plus $39 per course (one-time fee) and the “Freshman Year for $999” program. Both programs are designed to help college students and their families address rampant rising tuition costs of college education. Students can take freshman-level college courses and realize savings of more than 90% versus the first-year tuition at many colleges. Students with the time and ability to complete course materials in a shorter time can realize even greater savings. In addition, now High School students can take StraighterLine courses as an AP Test Prep alternative or as dual credit program. StraighterLine has received approval for the following online college courses to be listed as AP courses: Economics I: Macroeconomics, Economics II: Microeconomics, English Composition, and General Calculus I. All programs include up to 10 hours of one-on-one instructional support. Students who successfully complete StraighterLine online college courses receive credit when they enroll with any school in our rapidly expanding network of regionally accredited partner colleges and universities. In addition, the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT - www.acenet.edu/acecredit/) has also evaluated and recommended college credit for StraighterLine courses. ACE CREDIT helps students gain access to academic credit at colleges and universities for formal courses and examinations taken in settings outside traditional higher education StraighterLine also offers a tuition assistance program as a benefit for companies to provide to employees interested in earning their college degree. For information, visit www.straighterline.com or call 1-877-str8erline (1-877-787-8375).