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NetTutor Online Tutoring Service Reaches Several Major Milestones

2012 is a Great Year for the Market-Leading Online Tutoring Service.

Tampa, FL, October 10, 2012 --( Link-Systems International, Inc. (LSI) announces that its leading online tutoring service, NetTutor®, reached several major usage milestones in 2012.

· 1,000,000th unique user
· 2,000,000th tutoring session
· 3,500,000th unique login

“What a great year this has been,” said Vincent Forese, President and CEO, “this is a very special time for all of us who’ve worked so hard to get us here, especially those of us that have been here since the beginning.” The “beginning” Mr. Forese refers to is the year 1996, when LSI first began offering NetTutor, thereby making them the first online tutoring company to hit the market.

“The best part,” said William Barter, Senior Vice President “is that we’ve hit all these milestones exclusively with our U.S.-based tutoring team. Not one of these sessions was conducted by farming the service out to Asia, as is standard practice for the rest of the industry.” The NetTutor team operates solely in the U.S., with the majority located in the company’s home state of Florida.

According to the results of recent student satisfaction surveys, 93% of students rated the quality of service as excellent and 97% of students indicated they would use NetTutor again in the future.

“We are extremely pleased to have reached these milestones. This provides added proof that NetTutor offers online tutoring that is popular with today’s students and is best customized to address specific learning needs,” said Zachary Tomlinson, Director of Online Tutoring at LSI. “We are proud to work closely with some of the largest colleges, virtual high schools, and vocational training programs in the country and around the world. Numbers are important, but equally important is our tutor training and retention through which we have built a scalable, academically-oriented program. We know our tutors; we understand the students who come to us and truly facilitate their progress. NetTutor today stands for the best practices in modern education. Our collaboration with the nation’s largest educational institutions has fueled our growth, but we could not do it without the cooperative effort of a talented and knowledgeable team of professional tutors.”

The NetTutor online tutoring service is a web-based service customized for each institution and staffed with qualified, U.S.-based tutors who understand how to help students succeed. Tutoring is facilitated by our proprietary whiteboard, created specifically for online collaboration in education. This easy-to-use interface combined with NetTutor's first-rate service makes NetTutor a top choice among educators.

Quality tutoring that addresses the learner’s needs is most important. All NetTutor tutors work from our tutoring center under the guidance and supervision of the tutoring director. By centralizing tutor management and staff, NetTutor can maintain quality and oversight that is conducive to successful learning for your students. Having tutors work from a single location ensures a collaborative, academic, and professional environment, which is reflected in the tutors’ interaction with students. Tutors also have access to a library of textbooks, course syllabi and other learning materials, which enables them to refer to the same materials students are using and provide assistance that is aligned to their courses.

About Link-Systems International, Inc.

LSI is a privately-held company that has been dedicated to student success and student retention in K-12 education, higher education, and workforce development education since 1995. We specialize in technology development, online tutoring services, and content services.

LSI’s core technologies include the WorldWideTestbank® algorithmic content creation, organization, delivery, and grading system, MyAcademicWorkshop™ adaptive placement, homework, and assessment system, the WorldWideWhiteboard® collaboration platform for online teaching/learning, and Information Visibility Services™ enterprise intelligence solution. Our core services include content development, education technology consulting, and NetTutor® online tutoring for math, English, and other disciplines.

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