Expanding one-to-one online tutoring and homework help to more
students is a natural next step as the library continues to find new
ways to serve everyone in the community. Parents are teaching
younger children to use the computer to learn and explore their
world, just as adults turn to technology to help them with
everything from GED preparation to resume writing.
K-3 enhances library support of early learners
Parents who bring their young children to the library's Live
Homework Help service expose them to rich learning resources,
increase the child's ability to succeed in computer literacy and
provide practice for fine motor skills.
Library supports adult learners online
Adults have always come to the library for assistance with
research, earning their GED and other adult continuing education
support -- as well as grammar help with their resume or work-related
writing. Now you may connect to a live expert online, either on the
library's computers during library hours or from the privacy of your
home computer from 4 until 10 p.m. every day.
How it works
Anyone with a library card may log on to
www.lincolnpubliclibrary.org, go to the
"Live Homework Help" link, select a grade level from K to 12,
college intro or adult learner, and pick from one of 12 subjects,
depending on the grade level. You will then enter an online
classroom where a certified subject-expert tutor will work with you
in a chat window, on a drawing board and through the online site and
file sharing to resolve your educational challenge.
The service is available from 4 to 10 p.m. daily in English and
Spanish. The library's live, online service is provided by Tutor.com,
the largest online tutoring company, with more than 2,000 certified,
background-checked tutors. Tutor.com recently won a Parent's Choice
Gold Award, their highest honor.
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Lincoln Public Library District has been serving the community's
students with this award-winning resource since January and is
pleased to now add early learners and adult learners to those
benefiting from this excellent service.
To learn more, stop in at the library, call 217-732-5732 or visit
Tutor.com creates innovative,
on-demand homework help and tutoring services that connect students
to a professional tutor online the moment they need help in math,
science, social studies or English. Its network of over 2,000
professional tutors has delivered over 3 million one-to-one tutoring
sessions. Tutor.com services include Live Homework Help, an
after-school program offered at over 1,800 public libraries, and Ask
A Librarian Express, a 24/7 virtual reference service featuring
Tutor.com "Librarians By Request" and the library's electronic
resources. Tutor.com also powers three statewide, governor-supported
initiatives: Homework Kansas, Homework Alabama and Live Homework
Help in Alaska.
Tutor.com was named to Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 Program for
the New York Region in 2006, was honored as one of the 25 Best Small
Companies for Women 2007 by Working Mother and, most recently,
received a Gold Award from Parent's Choice, their highest
For more information about Tutor.com's library programs, go to
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