What is TutorZ?
Tutorz is a smart and easy way to find qualified tutors. Tutorz is also a free tutor referral. Tutorz is a smart and easy way to find, rate and review tutors. Tutorz facilitates a communication network between student/parents and tried and trusted tutors nation wide.
How does Tutorz find the perfect tutor for you?
- Tutorz searches the web, maintianing the largest search of tutors on the Internet, currently we boast a database of over 10,000 tutors across the nation.
- Tutorz ranks the most relavant tutors first according to your search query. This ranking system allows students/parents to simply pick your tutor from the top of the listing.
- Tutorz recommends tried and trusted tutors based on user ratings, tags, and reviews.
Founded in July of 2006 and launched at the start of 2007 by Dirk Wagner, Sameer Saproo, and Erik Olsson — TutorZ.com was a vertical search engine helping parents and students find educational tutors for homework, test-prep, and overall studies. Until then TutorZ.com has morphed into an online tutor referral service with a listing of 50,000+ tutors nationwide.
TutorZ three founders — back then students at the University of California at Irvine (UCI) — developed the company during a HiTech OCTANe computing project and the June 8, 2007 UCI business plan competition. Dirk, Sameer and Erik won the first place at the HiTech OCTANe competition.
TutorZ.com doesnt employ its own tutors instead it provides an information hub for those looking to hire one. "The goal is to provide an innovative tutoring network that is simple, precise, and effective", says Bryan McNutt, Director of Marketing at TutorZ.
Vertical Search Engine
Tutor information stored in TutorZ database are made available to the user through our vertical search engine (or domain specific engine). Focusing on single domain empowers our vertical search engine to increase the relevancy of results.
Users often wish to qualify their query, e.g. female tutors only, accountant, certification, or price range ($30-$40 per hour). While even advanced data retrieving techniques almost never deliver the desired relevance, our filters do a superb job in helping the user specify this complex request. As filters need to be customized for each vertical domain this task is easy to accomplish on TutorZ.
The TutorZ site allows tutors to easily and effectively establish a nationwide network. This is accomplished by posting a tutor profile on the site. The tutor profile feature allows the tutor to publish their professional qualifications (BS, MA, Ph. D, Science, Math, English) and contact information. TutorZ then provides a communication hub supplying the information to a targeted audience. Creating a detailed user profile at TutorZ allows the student or parent to select the tutor that fits their specific needs.
A five star rating system and tags next to each tutor profile allows the user to choose a tutor with a high rating and then follow-up, rating their personal experience with tutors as well. Once the student or parent has employed a tutor at TutorZ they can evaluate the tutors performance directly on the website. Publishing the evaluation through our rating system will help future users select an effective tutor. The TutorZ.com rating system also uses advanced algorithms to allow user only one click to rate the tutor. This system results in more effective and accurate ratings for each tutor.
Tutor on Google Map
TutorZ.com also provides a map with each tutor profile this can help the student or parent better locate tutors in their area. The map at TutorZ displays an icon in the general vicinity of the tutors location. This user friendly mapping system integrates Goggle Maps and other web innovations at TutorZ to enhance the overall effectiveness of our service.
Dirk Wagner - CEO & Founder
Dirk established TutorZ in 2006 with fellow UCI graduate students Erik and Sameer.
Professionally, Dirk has 8 years of experience as a software engineer at NetZero, Eternal-Systems and PulsePoint Communications. Dirk Wagner holds a M.S. degree in computer science from the University of Erlangen, Germany and continued education is paramount for him. He has expanded his education by taking courses in computer science, math and business at UCSB, CSUN and UCI while tutoring these subjects to students ranging from elementary to graduate levels. Dirk also has been a volunteer instructor teaching astronomy at the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum and teaching professionally computer science at the Computer Education Center, Chemnitz, Germany.
"I sympathize with students and parents in their struggle to find a fitting tutor...my greatest joy would be if TutorZ met your needs." - Dirk
Lilly Kuleshova - Marketing Associate
Having worked in hoteling, retail and logistic, learning and growing is an important part of Lilly's philosophy. She is thrilled to make a difference in education now. Lilly has a BA degree in business management.
Lilly enjoys cooking, sports and pets in her spare time. In addition she like to travel to exotic place such as Dubai, Lwow and Goa.
Dima Lebedev - Web Developer
Dima holds a Bachelors degrees in computer science. The excitement to shape America's educational landscape, the team of great professionals and opportunity of creating much needed web features for thousands of customers attracted Dima to TutorZ.
John McInally - Director of Customer Service
John has been involved with TutorZ since 2008. He has Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Mathematics. John was directly help by one of TutorZ own tutors in a higher mathematics course a few years ago at CSUN and has been able to "pass it on" to many others.
Education is important to John, a proud father, he also has three grandchildren and would like to provide them every opportunity to learn and grow. TutorZ has been a great part of this process.
Veronika Izvekova - Customer Service
Veronika Izvekova studied languages at the National University of Donetsk, Ukraine.
She is very fond of languages; her favorites are: English, German and Russian. She also knows Ukrainian and Chinese. One day Veronika wants to travel to China, India and the Caribbean. Veronika works for John in customer service.
Katy Dimkova - Educational Writer
At the young age of 15 Katy moved with her family to Ecuador knowing only two words in Spanish. After learning Spanish and graduating from trade school Kate worked for 5 years as translator for a roses export business and a hotel in Quito, Ecuador.
Katy's center of life is her child Boris... and then there are her many adorable cats.