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Now Students Can Connect to Expert Tutors Via the Internet at the Lincoln Public Library District

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[February 22, 2008]  Children and teenagers in Lincoln never have to be stumped by a tough homework assignment again. Students from fourth grade to 12th grade and in introductory-level college courses can simply visit the Lincoln Public Library or the library's online site to get on-demand, free help from qualified tutors. The Lincoln Public Library now offers Live Homework Help, an online tutoring service from that connects students to expert tutors (at no charge) in math, science, social studies and English via the Internet. Spanish-speaking tutors are available to help students in math and science.

Free help in core subjects

This free service allows students to connect online to an expert tutor, either from the Lincoln Public Library's public computers or from their home PC or Mac with a library card, seven days a week, 4-10 p.m., and receive homework help from a qualified tutor via the Internet. Live Homework Help is easy to use. Children and teens simply go to, click on the "Live Homework Help" link and then enter their grade level and the subject they need help in. In just a few minutes, students are connected to a tutor in an online classroom for one-to-one help in math (elementary, algebra, geometry, trigonometry and calculus), science (elementary, earth science, biology, chemistry, physics), social studies (American history, world history, political science), and English (spelling, grammar, essay writing, book reports).

According to Louella Moreland, youth services librarian: "We believe that Live Homework Help will have a significant positive impact on the success of our young people and will remind them to turn to the library as a learning and research resource for years to come. Live Homework Help provides help for students during the evening hours from the convenience of the library computers or the students' home computers. The tutors are qualified instructors, the site is monitored for safety, and it is free to all families who have a Lincoln Public Library District card."

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Learn from expert tutors in an online classroom

Students and tutors can review specific homework questions, as well as subject-specific concepts, using features such as controlled chat, an interactive white board and shared Web browsing in the online classroom. Tutors can type math equations using a special math tool, share educational online sites and much more for a rewarding learning experience. All tutors are certified teachers, college professors, professional tutors, graduate or undergraduate students from across the country. has more than 2,000 tutors available to work with kids when they need help most. Every tutor is certified by and has completed a third-party background check.

About 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. The network of over 1,800 professional tutors has delivered over 2.5 million one-to-one tutoring sessions. services include Live Homework Help, an after-school program offered at over 1,600 public libraries, and Direct, an on-demand tutoring service for families. also powers two statewide, governor-supported initiatives, HomeworkKansas and HomeworkAlabama. was named to Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 program for the New York Region in 2006 and honored as one of the "25 Best Small Companies for Women 2007" by Working Mother. For more information about's library programs, visit

[Text from file received from Lincoln Public Library District]

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