Students are staying home behind their computers to start the school year, which means a greater chance for distractions and less individualized time with teachers. The Fraser Public Library, in conjunction with the Suburban Library Cooperative, offers Tutor.com, a free database for the community to use to stay ahead in their course work.
“This school year, we don’t know what to expect after the first two weeks of virtual learning,” said Kelly Forrester, marketing and development coordinator at the Fraser Public Library. “The more the library can provide to our students in the community, the easier we can make of a year with no certainty, and the more we can all do to support our future leaders.”
Tutor.com has a firm mission to help all learners first realize and then reach their full potential through personalized, one-to-one instruction and guidance. Covering more than 60 subjects, students can connect with one of 3,000 expert tutors on-demand.
“Tutor.com is an amazing and free resource to get that one-on-one time students are missing from in-person learning. They have test-prep, the option to drop off essays or math questions for overnight review, and everything is saved to your profile for later reference,” said youth services librarian Kristen Getzin. “The amount of capability you have on this program is astounding.”
Any library patron can connect to an expert through this database. Tutor.com provides academic tutoring, homework help and test preparation for K-12 grade students, early college students and adult learners in a safe and secure online classroom. Tutors are available daily from noon to midnight.
This school year is starting virtually for many students and the Fraser Public Library through the Suburban Library Cooperative is working with local school districts to implement the Virtual Library Card program. This program makes it easier for students and their parents to access free tutoring and digital reading materials by using a school code, student ID and assigned PIN.
“Virtual library cards are a student’s best resource to access our databases, especially if they can’t normally due to living outside of Fraser,” Getzin said. “As long as the student goes to school in Fraser, they’ll have the option to enroll in the program.”
Another way to get started is using and old fashioned library card. Fraser residents can apply for a library card online at our website or curbside if needed. Tutor.com can be accessed on the Fraserpubliclibrary.org database page, which can be found under the resources tab. The login is the patron’s library card number and PIN.