Homework Helpers to the Rescue!
September 07, 2012
I don’t know about you, but there are times when my kids ask for homework help and, instead of being able to offer any sort of intelligent guidance, my brain just glazes right over. This especially happens when they show me anything even remotely related to geometry or algebra. Thankfully, summer break provided a nice respite from my confusion, but now that school is back in session, I know hours of homework are lurking just around the corner.
Guess what, though? I’m prepared for it this year, and you can be too! If you have your handy dandy library card and access to a computer that can go online, you can take advantage of a FREE homework resource that is perfect for both you and your student: Live Homework Help from Tutor.com.
Tutor.com employs 2,600 highly qualified tutors to answer questions from noon to midnight, seven days a week, 361 days a year. You and your student can get LIVE, one-on-one help from one of the tutors through the Student Center, or you can peruse the resources in the Skills Center on your own—whichever you are most comfortable with. (The Skills Center is organized by subject and offers everything from videos to worksheets, flashcards, and helpful websites.)
If you choose live homework help, you can be assured your tutor is someone who knows what they are doing. All tutors must undergo strenuous ongoing testing in their areas of expertise, which could be math, science, English, social studies, or writing at K-12, AP, and college levels.
Once you log on to Live Homework Help, you’ll be asked a series of questions to make sure the right tutor gets matched to your needs. From there, your student can describe and even draw out the problem(s) they are working on, and watch as the tutor responds with his or her own examples, questions, etc.
Because their tutors are interactive with kids, Tutor.com places high priority on the importance of Internet safety. All tutors must pass an initial seven-year background check on local, state, and federal levels, and must maintain clean background screenings every six months after that.
Students may use Tutor.com with or without creating a free account. The benefit of creating an account, however, is that all sessions may be saved for future reference, and if the student ends up being helped by a tutor he or she particularly likes, they can request that same tutor in the future. Not to worry, though. Even if your student creates an account, the tutors don’t have access to his or her personal information; it remains encrypted.
Besides help with nightly homework, Tutor.com is also a great resource for writing papers and reports, college preparation, and even offers help for adults in areas such as GED prep, citizenship, resume design, and job searching!
So, whether you’re looking for help with your student’s homework, or you need to brush up your skills with putting together a resume, be sure to log on and see how Tutor.com can help.
Blue Springs North Branch