Who can use the Tutor.com Learning Suite?
Everyone! K-12 and college students can get help with homework, studying, projects, essay writing and test prep in every subject, including algebra, statistics, chemistry, physics, social studies and English. Students can drop off papers for review and there are self-study tools. Adults can get help with job searches, GED prep and academic support.
How does Tutor.com work?
All sessions are online with professional academic or career tutors. Students will be able to connect with tutors from 9 am – 10pm, Monday through Friday, until June 15. After that, the hours will be 3 pm – 10 pm.
On the lewisborolibrary.org website, go to Digital Media > Learning Resources. Sign in using your library card number and PIN (usually the last four digits of your daytime phone number.)
Sessions are up to 20 minutes in length. There is no specified limit of the patron’s usage per month.
The tutor and students can access:
- A whiteboard
- Resource sharing
- Graphing calculator
- Application sharing
- And a two-way text editor
Do students have to have an account?
It is beneficial, but not necessary, to create an account.
With an account, the student can:
- Request a favorite tutor
- Submit a paper for review
- See a past session
- Practice for the SAT or ACT
- Make an appointment
Can a tutor see a student’s name?
A tutor cannot see a student’s name.
Can you rate and review your session?
A post–session survey is provided after each session. Once the session is reviewed, students are provided an option to replay a video of the session, email or print the chat log, whiteboards and tools used during the session. Chat and audio sessions are transcribed. Audio sessions are transcribed one day after the session.
What is the wait time to connect with a tutor?
The average wait time to connect with the over 3,000 tutors is one minute. It may be longer if the subject matter is popular (i.e. statistics).
Can you request a particular tutor?
If you want to a particular tutor and the tutor is available (you can see that online) you can connect with them. However it sounds like that doesn’t happen a lot.
What does it mean when Tutor.com says you can drop off a paper?
Papers can be:
- Cover letters
- Book reports
- Lab reports
- PowerPoint presentations, etc.
Papers are reviewed within 24 hours. There is a 5000 character maximum.
Papers can be submitted multiple times, but tutor.com does not have the ability for it to be the same reviewer at this time.
Are other resources available through Tutor.com?
AP prep has free videos in four areas:
- US history
- World history
- Covers math and English
SAT and ACT
- There is one ACT Practice test and nine SAT review tests.
- Detailed score reports are provided.
- There a video lessons.
- A test can be paused.
- If timed, it can be 1.5×, 2x or unlimited.
- Practice tests are updated to be current.
A patron can connect with a tutor regarding a specific question. Questions can include:
- Financial aid
- Test strategies
- High school versus college expectations
Is the service available remotely?
Yes. Patrons can connect to Tutor.com from any computer or mobile device (smartphones & tablets) with internet access.
Are there any adaptions for special needs students?
There are voice and chat options.