IOWA CITY, IA--(Marketwired - Oct 7, 2013) - Tutor Universe, Inc., the social marketplace for learning, and Crossroads of Learning, a provider of curriculum, training, and classroom products and services, today announced they have formed an alliance to bring university approved training to Tutor Universe tutors and coaches. Crossroads of Learning has joined Tutor Universe's Associates Program and will promote the Tutor Universe platform and global learning marketplace to Crossroad's network of graduates, trainers, and learning support professionals, worldwide.

As part of the agreement, Crossroads of Learning training will be promoted to the over 8,000 tutors currently using Tutor Universe. The online training programs delivered by Crossroads of Learning were developed with and approved by the National Tutoring Association (NTA) and Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, CA. The courses are uniquely designed as self-paced, research based, and practitioner focused. Each participant is paired one-to-one with an expert mentor, who reviews all assignments and provides feedback and direction throughout the course. 

This news follows on the heels of Tutor Universe recently releasing a new badging system and Associates Program to verify certifications, accreditations and training completed by tutors. Tutors can now request badges to be displayed on their public profiles that have been verified by networks, associations, and institutions to build trust. Tutor Universe is working with organizations through the Associates Program to provide verification.

"Education research has documented the direct relationship of tutor training to student retention, improved client grades and tutoring session satisfaction," said Bob Lasiewicz, Managing Director of Crossroads of Learning. "We are proud to bring expert training to Tutor Universe tutors and coaches, and to participate in TU's new verification program."

"Our new relationship with Crossroads of Learning re-enforces our commitment to professional development for our tutors and coaches," said Michael Morrison, co-founder and CEO, Tutor Universe. "We are excited to provide resources and tools to help tutors enhance tutoring skills and improve student outcomes."

About Crossroads of Learning
Crossroads of Learning is a distance education and training company offering professional development for academic learning specialists and private practitioners worldwide. Over 450 schools and for-profit providers have enrolled peer tutors, senior tutoring staff and academic support professionals in Crossroads of Learning online training programs, resulting in over 5,000 trained tutors, trainers and academic coaches since 2007. A train-the-trainer and workbook program insures high quality face-to-face trainings. The mastery based curriculum was developed with, and approved by the National Tutoring Association and Fielding Graduate University. Crossroads of Learning is a division of Media InfoSystems, Inc., a provider of systems design, training and business services since 1982. For more information, call (818) 249-9692.

About Tutor Universe, Inc.
Tutor Universe, a social marketplace for learning, makes it easier to teach and learn. Students get help anytime, anywhere and engage with experts from around the world. Submitting questions and getting answers from a community of experts, having offline work like reviewing homework or an essay, or engaging in a live interactive teaching session is quick, convenient and affordable. Tutor Universe also takes care of the back office for tutors, so tutors can do what they do best, help students succeed. For more information about Tutor Universe, visit

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