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Washoe County Library System launches live, online tutoring for students of all ages



library-logo-6605727-6212416Washoe County Library System has launched a new program that offers students of all ages live, one-to-one help from certified tutors online. Any community member with a Washoe County library card can access the new online services at the library or right from home.

The K-12 Student Center, College Center and Adult Career Center Tutor.com include live, one-to-one tutoring, a real-time writing center and 24/7 access to worksheets, videos and tutorials on just about any subject. The live, online tutoring and resume writing service is available seven days a week from 3 to 11 p.m. The service is completely free for our community and can be used by anyone, regardless of age or where they go to school. To access the service please visit the library’s Web site.

Tutoring is available in Spanish as well as English, seven days a week from 3 to 11 p.m. Spanish tutoring is offered in math, science and English.

Help for K-12 students, college students and adults
Students of all ages and job seekers can find the help they need by simply visiting the library’s Web site and looking for the Tutor.com graphic. Tutor.com has a network of over 2,000 certified tutors as well as career specialists who are ready to help with just about any question you may have. Here’s the type of help you can get in each center.

  • K-12 Student Center:  Students can get help with homework, test preparation, skills and concepts they are learning in class and standardized test preparation and college entrance exams.  Subjects include math, science, social studies and English.
  • College Center: Besides subject-specific help, students can prepare for the GED and get resume help or prepare for graduate school entrance exams.
  • Adult Career Center: Adults going back to school can get subject-specific help, prepare for the GED, get resume help or prepare for the citizenship exam.

Each center also includes real-time writing assistance from English tutors or career specialists for adults working on resumes.   Students and job seekers get immediate feedback, writing tips and strategies as well as proofreading.

Need help at midnight? No problem. Each center includes 24/7 access to thousands of resources including study guides, worksheets, videos and more in math, science, social studies, English, resume writing, GED prep, citizenship exam prep and more.

Tutor.com is an award-winning online homework help and learning service that connects students to a certified tutor for one-to-one help. Tutor.com is offered at over 1,800 public libraries across the country and is available statewide in Alaska, Alabama, Kansas and Rhode Island.  Its network of over 2,000 expert tutors have conducted over 4.5 million sessions.

This resource is funded by a grant from the Nevada State Library and Archives under the Library Services and Technology Act, P.L. 108-81, as amended through the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The Institute of Museum and Library Services, an independent federal agency, grows and sustains a “nation of learners,” because lifelong learning is critical to success.

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