Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Library Offers On-Demand, Online Tutoring for Start of New School Year

Just in time for the start of a new academic year, Forsyth County Public Library launches a free, web-based, on-demand tutoring service for students of all ages with Tutor.com.

Beginning August 1, anyone with a library card can access this free service inside the library or from home using any computer or mobile device connected to the Internet. The service will be available daily from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Using Tutor.com services is completely free for students and adults, and provides access to live, one-to-one tutoring, a real-time writing center, test preparation, practice quizzes, and 24/7 access to worksheets, videos, and tutorials in over 40 subjects.

“Tutor.com is offered at more than 2,000 public libraries across the country and we’re proud to offer the service free of charge to students and adult learners in our community,” says Anna Lyle, Library Director.

Academic Tutoring

Students in kindergarten through second-year college students, as well as adult learners, can get one-on-one help with homework, test preparation, and skills and concepts they are learning in class for math, science, writing, English, Spanish, and social studies.

Tutor.com also provides assistance for using Microsoft® Office and preparing for college entrance exams, Advanced Placement® exams, ACT®/SAT®, and GED®/HiSET®.

Writing Reviews

Students or adults working on essays, book reports, short stories, and college or scholarship application essays have two ways of getting work reviewed by Tutor.com’s WriteTutor experts: live, on-demand tutoring in an interactive, online classroom or through Tutor.com’s 24/7 Drop-Off Review service.

Practice Quizzes & Study Resources

Students preparing for an end-of-chapter test, a final exam, or standardized test can use Tutor.com’s Practice Quizzes to assess their knowledge on over 100 areas in math, science and social studies.

The Tutor.com SkillsCenter Resource Library provides 24/7 access to thousands of educationally sound resources. Students can watch instructional videos, download practice worksheets, customize their own flashcards for studying, and get test taking tips.

Help for Job Seekers

Job seekers at all levels can use Tutor.com to work with professional job search coaches in a supportive and encouraging environment for help with job searching, online applications, resume writing, and  interview preparation. Job seekers also have access to resume templates, cover letter samples, online job search tools, and career advice in the Tutor.com Career Center.

“Beyond offering daily homework help and test preparation for students, our patrons will find value in the additional services Tutor.com can provide for job seekers and for students who want to improve their ACT®/SAT® test scores without paying fees for private classes or tutors,” adds Lyle.

For more information or to access Tutor.com services beginning August 1, please visit www.forsythpl.org.

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