Library Tutoring Service Expands Access to Help
Posted on January 8, 2016
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Originally appeared in The Record January 4, 2016
By The Record
STOCKTON — San Joaquin County students who need an extra boost in their studies are getting a big help courtesy of the Stockton San Joaquin County Library.
A live online tutoring service is available for students of all ages in almost any subject. Anyone carrying a library card can access the online services from either the library or the comfort of home on a computer or mobile device that is connected to the Internet. There is no fee to connect.
The K-12 Student Center, College Center and Adult Career Center from Tutor.com includes live, one-to-one tutoring from 3 to 10 p.m. with more than 2,500 professional academic and career tutors, as well as a real-time writing center and 24-hour access to worksheets, videos and tutorials.
Among the benefits are homework and writing help, test preparation, proofreading, 20 introductory college subjects and assistance for adults working toward a GED or on other standardized tests. Job seekers can receive support for resume writing, job searching and interview preparation.
City Librarian Suzy Daveluy said in a statement the services are available in English and Spanish.
The Tracy Branch Library on 20 E. Eaton Ave. in Tracy will take questions about the program and allow the community to see first-hand how it works from 3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 20.
“We are thrilled to offer this service to our communities,” Daveluy said. “Not only can people access videos and worksheets for self-guided learning, but every day … there is the option to receive live help from a tutor for one-on-one instruction.”
The online tutoring service can be found at ssjcpl.org.