Winnipeg, MB (December 5, 2018) — Online tutoring service, Hoot Reading, has been selected as a winner of the 2018 Academics’ Choice Smart Book Award, a prestigious seal of educational quality, reserved only for the best mind-building media and toys. The independent Academics’ Choice Awards program and its seal of excellence are recognized worldwide by consumers and educational institutions as a mark of genuinely effective learning tools that stimulate the mind, and provide potential for the student to fully develop higher order thinking skills.
“We are thrilled and honoured to receive the 2018 Academics’ Choice Smart Book Award,” said Carly Shuler, Co-Founder and CEO, Hoot Reading. “We are inspired by the potential that technology brings for both teaching and learning. We believe that the three key features of our program – our certified teachers, technology, and educational programming – create a personalized experience for each reader and offer incredible potential for helping them to learn in new and unique ways.”
The Academics’ Choice Advisory Board consists of leading thinkers and graduates from Princeton, Harvard, George Washington University, and other reputable educational institutions. Product-appropriate volunteer reviewers, combined with the brainpower of the Board, determine the coveted winners. Entries are judged by category (i.e. mobile app, toy, book, website, magazine, etc.), subject area, and grade level, and evaluated based on standardized criteria rooted in constructivist learning theory. The full list of winners is posted online at www.AcademicsChoice.com.
About Hoot Reading
Hoot Reading is an online tutoring service that connects kids with experienced, hand-selected teachers, to practice reading over a proprietary video chat App, which was incubated at Sesame Workshop (Sesame Street). Through the use of personalized and engaging sessions, and a carefully curated library of over 500 high-quality leveled texts, Hoot Reading aims to inspire young readers to stay engaged and focused on increasing comprehension and fluency, all the while instilling a life-long love to read. For a fraction of the cost of a traditional tutor, students get private reading sessions with real teachers, all from the convenience of their own home.
Visit www.hootreading.com to learn more.
About Academics’ Choice™
Academics’ Choice™ helps consumers find exceptional brain-boosting material. Academics’ Choice is the only international awards program designed to bring increased recognition to publishers, manufacturers, independent authors and developers that aim to stimulate cognitive development. A volunteer panel of product-appropriate judges, including parents, educators, scientists, artists, doctors, nurses, librarians, students and children, evaluate submissions based on educational benefits such as higher-order thinking skills, character building, creative play, durability and originality. Only the genuine “mind-builders” are recognized with the coveted Academics’ Choice Award™.