IMCPL's Free Online Tutoring Service Expands for Adults and Students
January 12, 2011
Adult job seekers as well as students needing homework help can take advantage of new offerings from Tutor.com, the world's largest online tutoring service, available from the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library's web branch.
Career specialists and expert tutors from across the nation can provide live one-on-one assistance for adults in writing a resume or cover letter, searching for a job or preparing for an interview. This free customized help, provided in a supportive and encouraging environment, furthers IMCPL's mission by offering needed resources for individuals to improve their workforce literacy skills.
This job assistance is available in Tutor.com's Career Center daily from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
A traditional service of Tutor.com allows students in grade school through college to receive help with their homework questions. Since 2006, Marion County students have logged over 25,000 sessions with online tutors to receive Live Homework Help in the subjects of math, science, English and social studies.
Live Homework Help is available with new daily hours from 4 - 10 p.m.
A unique feature of Tutor.com is the SkillsCenter Resource Library, where adults can access resources to supplement their academic or career pursuits, receive job search tips, and review GED and citizenship test prep materials. Students can find more than 9,000 vetted homework, test prep and study resources, including step-by-step videos, study guides, SAT prep materials, resources for standardized exams. The SkillsCenter Resource Library is available 24 hours a day.
A new mobile strategy, Tutor.com To Go, is now available in the Apple App Store to give students mobile access to Tutor.com's library of online lessons, worksheets, videos and test-prep resources at any time. The new service will give students access to resources from their iPhone or iPod Touch and help them stay on task with their school's curriculum and be prepared for each day's lesson. Later in 2011, Tutor.com will introduce the ability for students to connect to an online tutor for a homework review session from their iPhone or iPod Touch.
Services from Tutor.com can be accessed by following links from the Library's homepage. An IMCPL library card is required.
Tutor.com is made possible on the IMCPL web branch through a grant from the Library Fund, a fund of The Indianapolis Foundation.