Free Extended Learning/Tutoring Supports
Need extra support in a class? Aside from asking your teacher for help before, during, and after class and/or school, you can also access FREE online tutoring supports through public libraries via HelpNow. Under preferences, you can request the English or math tutoring session to be conducted in Spanish as well! Click here to check it out. The following subjects are available: English, math, science, social studies, writing, FAFSA, Spanish, and more!
Live real-time homework assistance is available 24 hours a day by laptop, tablet, or phone from qualified tutors using state curriculum and standards. Tutors can provide a virtual whiteboard, conduct live audio interactions with students, and work with learners on a wide range of concepts. Students are expected to work through the content and learn from the feedback. Tutors do not provide answers — they provide guidance and help. Tutoring sessions may be monitored for completeness and pedagogical effectiveness. The average wait time is 23 seconds. Additionally, users who have a valid library card can log into the service and receive additional benefits. Learners can request to continue working with their preferred tutors or access a “writing lab” to drop off written work and receive feedback. Students can pose a question and get a written answer returned to them, review past sessions, and send and receive messages to tutors and organize tasks. The HelpNow app is available on iOs and Andriod platforms via their app stores. The app is designed to function on smartphones as well as tablets. The HelpNow platform offers a toll-free help number and an audio tutoring option.