CEO Interviewed by Dow Jones Journal CEO Dirk Wagner was interviewed by Dow Jones Journal Editor Missy Sullivan who is writing a story on the burgeoning online tutoring industry. During the interview Dirk provided a statistical data on the distribution of the main tutoring subjects.
Tutoring subject distributions math english science language test prep music computer accounting

“We are happy to be considered as one of the notable players in this market segment.” says Dirk Wagner. “When the full story comes out we will feature it on this blog.” adds Dirk.

This data presented in the distribution of tutoring subjects was taken from the last 5,000 tutoring requests (and not just from search data which is skewed due to spam and robot activity). As one might expect, the subject category of mathematics is the dominating category scoring 32% of all tutoring requests. Within this category algebra, calculus, statistics and geometry are the most frequent requested subjects. On place two of the subject categories are the English and science dead even at 17%. The most popular subject withing these categories are reading and chemistry, respectively. Although other sciences — physics and biology — follow close to chemistry in interest. Worth mentioning is a long tale in the sciences which includes somewhat more esoteric subjects like pharmacology,
anatomy, genetics and neuroscience. On place three there are the language subjects (12%) out of which Spanish is the winner. It is followed by ESL (English as a second language), French and German. Reflecting the rising important of the largest U.S. trade partner, Chinese has become the 4th most often requested foreign language. The remaining subject categories are the test prep (GRE, ACT, SAT), music (piano, guitar) and computer subjects (JAVA, programming) as well as accounting and finance. The charts below illustrate our findings.

Dirk Wagner

About Dirk Wagner

Dirk Wagner is owner of Tutorz LLC. He holds a M.S. degree in computer science and has 8 years of experience as software engineer and researcher. Dirk has tutored math and computer science to dozens of students in Southern California. You can find him on Google+, youtube, facebook, twitter, tumblr, quora and pinterest.
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