Just in time for the new school year, since this school year is not exactly going to be a normal one, we’ve added access to Tutor.com with your library card. This service connects you to a live, professional tutor, just waiting to help you figure out your assignments. And it’s pretty easy to get to on our website, because we’re so excited we kind of put the link everywhere we could think of! An easy one to remember is that it can be found under the tab, LEARNING AND RESEARCH –> Online Learning for Children.
From there, just select Tutor.com to get started!
Now, there are a few things to keep in mind about using Tutor.com. One, you can use Tutor.com with one of our regular library cards that we give folks when they sign up at the library, but it also works if you sign up online for a card here. (When you write down the number you are given when you sign up online, those first six letters, PACREG, need to be capitalized.) Something else to remember is that tutors are only available from 3 to 10 p.m. Also, the tutors appreciate if you have specific questions ready when you sign in. For instance, it’s tough for tutors to field the question, “Teach me geometry.” Whereas “I need help with these equations that use the Pythagorean theorem,” is better.
The interface of Tutor.com is clear and pretty easy to navigate, but if you’re nervous about how it works, the company has some great videos on their YouTube channel.
Another feature you might find handy with Tutor.com is the free account you can set up with them. If you prefer, you can just log in with your library card number whenever you use the service, but if you create an account with an email and password, you gain access to some really cool features.
Tutor.com To Go™ – Get access to our mobile app for iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad
Favorite Tutors – Had an awesome session? Favorite your tutor and connect again and again
Tutor.com Locker – Store your assignments, class notes, projects, and more, online
Previous Sessions – Review and share saved sessions
(Taken straight from the Tutor.com website.)
Honestly, I could go on all day about the cool things you can do with Tutor.com. You can drop off papers and math questions and come back later to read a tutor’s comments on your work. There’s also test prep for the SAT, ACT, and other tests, as well as practice quizzes. And even outside the 3 -10 p.m. window where you can work with a live tutor, you can still access the huge library of Study Resources with thousands of websites and videos designed for helping with just about every subject from elementary school through college.
As I said, this is a new service, and we couldn’t be more excited about it. Please let us know if you have questions or feedback about Tutor.com or other resources we can offer to make this a great school year!