Schools may be the central place of learning for students throughout the academic year, Forsyth County’s libraries are a supplemental and often-used free resource for homework and study help, and now card-holders can take advantage of a new tutoring service.
Forsyth County Public Library launched Tutor.com, a free, web-based, on-demand resource that is accessible with a library card at any of the county’s four libraries, at home or on a mobile device.
The service will be available daily from 4-11 p.m. and is targeted for all ages. It 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 more than 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,” said Anna Lyle, library director.
Students in kindergarten through their second year in college, 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 computer programs and preparing for entrance AP, ACT, SAT, GED and HiSET exams.
Students and adults working on essays, book reports, short stories and college or scholarship application essays have two ways of getting reviewed: with live tutoring in an interactive, online classroom or through a 24/7 drop-off review service.
Practice quizzes and study resources
Anyone preparing for an end-of-chapter test, a final exam or standardized test can use practice quizzes to assess their knowledge on more than 100 areas in math, science and social studies.
The Skills Center Resource Library provides 24/7 access to thousands of educationally sound resources. Students can watch instructional videos, download practice worksheets, customize their own flashcards and get test-taking tips.
Help for job seekers
Those looking for a job at any level can use Tutor.com to work with professional job search coaches for help with exploring job options, online applications, resume writing and interview preparation.
They also have access to resume templates, cover letter samples, online job search tools and career advice in the 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,” Lyle said.
For more information, visit forsythpl.org.