Library Introduces Live, Online Tutoring for Students of All Ages

The following is a press release Akron-Summit County Public Library distributed on Aug. 31, 2016.

New service Includes help for adults writing resumes, job searching or going back to school. Free with an Akron-Summit County Public Library card

Just in time for the start of a new school year, we’re pleased to announce the launch of Tutor.com, which offers students of all ages live, one-to-one help from professional tutors online.   The new service is available to anyone with an Akron-Summit County Public Library card. Users can access the new service from the Library or from home on any computer or mobile device connected to the Internet.  The K-12 Student Center, College Center and Adult Career Center from Tutor.com includes live, one-to-one tutoring, a real-time writing center and 24/7 access to worksheets, videos and tutorials in just about any subject.

Akron-Summit_Public_LibraryThe free tutoring service is available seven days a week from 3 to 11 pm.  To access Tutor.com, please visit the library’s website at akronlibrary.org

Tutor.com will be an additional way for students to seek help and assistance after school and into the evening,” said Library Director David Jennings. “By subscribing to this service, our library is trying to do our part to contribute to student success at schools throughout our service area.”

Help for K-12 Students, College Students and Adults

Tutor.com has a network of over 2,500 professional academic and career tutors who are ready to help with just about any question.

  • K-12 Student Center:  Students can get help with homework, test preparation, skills and concepts they are learning in class, standardized test preparation and college entrance exams.  Subjects include math, science, English, social studies and writing.
  • College Center:  Tutors are available in more than 20 introductory college subjects in math, science, social studies and English. College students also get access to free proofreading and writing help.
  • Adult Education: Adults returning to school can work with an online tutor to brush up on critical skills, finish homework assignments, or review key concepts needed for class. Tutors also help adults preparing for the GED or other standardized tests.
  • Career Center: Job seekers can work one-to-one with professional tutors in a supportive and encouraging environment for help with job searching, resume writing, interview preparation and much more.

Each center includes real-time writing assistance from English tutors or career tutors for adults working on resumes.   Students and job seekers get immediate feedback, writing tips and strategies as well as proofreading.  Each center includes 24/7 access to thousands of resources including study guides, worksheets, and videos in math, science, social studies, English, resume writing, GED prep, Citizenship exam prep and more.

For more information about Tutor.com at the Akron Library, contact Francie Labriola at 330-643-9069 or mlabriol@akronlibrary.org.