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Archive for June, 2013

Android and Apple Apps to Help You Study

Android and Apple Apps to Help You Study

The great thing about technological advancement in this day and age is that it has the solution to always every problem mankind can come up with. If you’re a student and you need help with your studies, the app market’s got help for you. There are literally hundreds and thousands of apps out there and from amongst them, hardik.practutor.com has selected a few that you, as a student, can use to make your life easier.

BenchPrep (iOs)

This Apple only app is like a virtual library with a huge collection of textbooks. If you’re sitting for the LSAT, MCAT, GMAT or any other exam of the sort, this is your go-to app. It has study material for all these professional exams and you can find almost anything you can think to look for. It’s a great app for when you’re running out of time and can’t find the books you’re looking for.

Speed Reading Trainer (Android)

Speed reading can be a very useful trick to have when you don’t have the time to pore over every word in every textbook in your curriculum. It’s basically the art of going through text very fast without skipping ninety percent of the details you’re supposed to retain. This app will help you hone this skill with trial texts and careful breakdown of your progress.

Dragon Dictation (iOs)

This app takes dictations using advanced voice recognition software and makes notes and writes essays by listening to what you’re saying. You can save a lot of energy by not having to type or write down the things that you can simply say aloud to this app. This app does its work accurately and swiftly, and will save you a lot of hassle from writing down every little thing that you might need to remember.

SelfControl (Android and iOs)

This app is great for avoiding distractions when you’re studying. It will block certain websites for a fixed amount of time once you enter the command and unless that time expires, you will not be able to access those apps no matter the circumstances.

If you want a break from studying and all the backbreaking work, playing some casino games is a great idea. These games require strategic planning and focus, so you’ll be able to sharpen your mental skills without having to sacrifice any of the fun. Check out casino banker and surf through all the poker games that they have. Play for a small sum, a big sum or free! There are lots of handsome cash prizes to be won if you’re good at these games. If you’ve never played them before, try them out and discover how much fun they can be. It’s a clean and easy way to earn some cash. The best part is that you can play them anywhere and anytime as you can take the apps with you.


Launching PracTutor

What started as a seed of an idea over a coffee table discussion about 16 months ago have taken the shape of a product.  We discussed about the problems the elementary and middle school kids faced in Math and English and how there were so many yet so few effective websites out there to address this problem.

I am so thrilled today to share the first version of PracTutor – www.practutor.com to address some of those problems and give the power back to the parents.  We spent about 16 months discussing, ideating, developing, fine tuning and making sure everything worked and finally seeing it live feels like magic.

Its like becoming a father after 16 months of anxiousness.  However, like all father know, this is just the beginning. I still have to ensure my baby learns to walk, speak the first words and then run and grow.  I would need every single users’ support to ensure this happens. So please call me (502-400-9374), email me (hardik@practutor.com), send me feedback, concerns, questions, likes, comments, tweets whatever to make PracTutor grow.

I would like to thank the entire team who made this happen.

We opened PracTutor to the world on June 2, 19.32 hours and since then we have got 5219 people registering on PracTutor which feels very good.  I would like to have continuous feedback from you to ensure we make it better to suit your needs and make it the perfect solution to help you and the kids.  If you think it can benefit others, please share it with your friends.

I want to ensure that your experience with PracTutor is as awesome as was ours while developing it.

Thank You,
Hardik Parikh
Proud parent of PracTutor