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1 Tutor.com Learning Suite Available at Arcadia Public Library

2 I am having a lot of trouble in math and this has helped me a great deal. My parents cannot afford a private tutor, so this has been a great help to me!!

3 The Tutor.com Learning Suite Help When You are Stuck How do I solve … How do I find atomic mass? Can you review my resume? 3x - 4 = 0? x=??

4 Wish I had known about this program last year. Would have saved a lot of yelling. Going to use you from now on when I do not understand her homework. -- Parent

5 About Tutor.com Tutor.com was founded in 1998 and is the leading provider of one-to-one, on-demand online learning and information solutions. The Tutor.com Learning Suite is offered at more than 1800 public libraries and sites across the U.S. and Canada. More than 4.5 Million Live Homework Help Sessions to date More than 1,000,000 Live Homework Help sessions projected for the next school year alone! 95% of Live Homework Help users say they would recommend the service to friends. Available statewide in Kansas, Alaska, Alabama, and Rhode Island.

6 Once again this Tutor site never lets me down! I am very relieved my Library offers such a great contact. I do not know what I would do without all the great people helping me out when I need it! Thank you!

7 The Tutor.com Learning Suite What is it? On-demand educational and career assistance. On-demand educational and career assistance. Safe, secure one-to-one live connections with real tutors and career specialists. Math, Science, Social Studies and English. Accessible from any internet enabled PC or Mac. K-12, college students and adults. Homework Help, Test Prep, Basic Skills, Research, Writing, Career Search Centered around the individual needs of each user. Accessible in the English or Spanish language.

8 Help for All Ages

9 Live Homework Help ® /Live Tutor – Student and tutor use chat, interactive whiteboards and file-sharing in a secure online classroom to work on algebra homework, chemistry concepts, standardized test prep and more. After each session, students can replay and the session, or print the transcript and whiteboards. ProofPoint – Student and tutor collaborate in real time on reports, essays and papers. Tutors explain the writing and proofreading process so students learn skills for future assignments. SkillsCenter Resource Library – Students access worksheets, videos and other resources 24/7 to work on independently, as well as links to standardized exams in all 50 states.

10 The Tutor.com Learning Suite at Arcadia Public Library Arcadia Public Library Arcadia Public Library 20 W. Duarte Rd., Arcadia, CA Live Homework Help ® available: Daily, 5-10pm SkillsCenter Resource Library available 24/7 Go to:

11 Logging On On the Library Home Page, click on the link above to visit the Live Homework Help page to find out more about using Tutor.com, then click on the link below on that page to login to Tutor.com with your Library Card ID.http://library.ci.arcadia.ca.us

12 Getting Started Live Homework Help ® SkillsCenter (24/7) ProofPointProofPoint

13 SkillsCenter Search by Key Term Or pick your subject and topic.

14 Connecting to a Tutor Pre-session Survey

15 The Online Classroom Drawing Tools and Objects WhiteboardWhiteboard Chat/AvatarsChat/Avatars

16 The Online Classroom File Sharing (ProofPoint) Webpage Sharing

17 My tutor was AWESOME! he helped me through a problem i thought was nearly impossible and made me feel a lot more comfortable with trig!

18 Sample session: Guided Practice (Tutor): How can I help you in English today? (Customer): well i need 20 hours of tutoring for school.. i'm going into 9th grade and they require 20 hours. Can you help? (Tutor): Yes, the tutors will all be glad to help. (Tutor): What would you like to cover today? (Customer): ok cool (Customer): but i have no idea where to start (Tutor): What did you have trouble with last school year? (Customer): well with some grammer and essay writing but i dont have specific questions i just need a review if u know what i mean? (Tutor): Alright, would you like to go over some grammar today? (Customer): sure (Tutor): Okay. (Tutor): Let me bring up some examples to help us. (Customer): okay! (Tutor): (Tutor): How about if we start with parts of speech and parts of the sentence. Do you remember the names of the parts of a sentence? (Customer): im pretty good at this – subject, predicate, (Tutor): Maybe you could identify the parts of the sentence below as I point to them. (Customer): The is an article or adjective. First is an adjective. Sentence is a noun and the subject. Contains is a verb and the predicate. (Tutor): Very good. Yes, this is pretty easy. You know your basic parts of speech and parts of the sentence. Lets move on to more challenging sentences. (Customer): Great! (Tutor): How can I help you in English today? (Customer): well i need 20 hours of tutoring for school.. i'm going into 9th grade and they require 20 hours. Can you help? (Tutor): Yes, the tutors will all be glad to help. (Tutor): What would you like to cover today? (Customer): ok cool (Customer): but i have no idea where to start (Tutor): What did you have trouble with last school year? (Customer): well with some grammer and essay writing but i dont have specific questions i just need a review if u know what i mean? (Tutor): Alright, would you like to go over some grammar today? (Customer): sure (Tutor): Okay. (Tutor): Let me bring up some examples to help us. (Customer): okay! (Tutor): (Tutor): How about if we start with parts of speech and parts of the sentence. Do you remember the names of the parts of a sentence? (Customer): im pretty good at this – subject, predicate, (Tutor): Maybe you could identify the parts of the sentence below as I point to them. (Customer): The is an article or adjective. First is an adjective. Sentence is a noun and the subject. Contains is a verb and the predicate. (Tutor): Very good. Yes, this is pretty easy. You know your basic parts of speech and parts of the sentence. Lets move on to more challenging sentences. (Customer): Great! (Tutor): Very good. Yes, this is pretty easy. You know your basic parts of speech and parts of the sentence. Lets move on to more challenging sentences. (Customer): well i need 20 hours of tutoring for school.. i'm going into 9th grade and they require 20 hours. Can you help?

19 Sample session: Observation and Feedback Guest (Customer): Hi! I'm in 7th Grade Advanced Math and we're working on mixed fractions. I can't figure out why I'm getting so many wrong but some right. For example, how do I get the answer to 3 1/ /5? (My Mom is typing this). Thanks! John C (Tutor): Alright, do you want to write the problem on the whiteboard? Guest (Customer): Yes! John C (Tutor): Here let me write it John C (Tutor): Alright, do you know what the first step is? Guest (Customer): I think so. The first step is to find a common demoninator? John C (Tutor): Well, that is a step, but we should probably convert what we have into fractions John C (Tutor): That way they will be easier to work with Guest (Customer): Okay. I'll do that. One moment. John C (Tutor): Sure, Guest (Customer): I get 19/6 - 28/5 John C (Tutor): Yes, thats what I get also John C (Tutor): alright, now we do have to find a common denominatorh Guest (Customer): Common demoninator for both is 30. Stand by for new fractions... John C (Tutor): alright :) Guest (Customer): I get 95/ /30 John C (Tutor): I dont get 156/30 John C (Tutor): How did you get 156? Guest (Customer): Ok. One moment. I multiplied wrong. It should be 168. John C (Tutor): Oh, alright Guest (Customer): So, now I'm going to subtract John C (Tutor): right :) Guest (Customer): I get -73/30 John C (Tutor): It seems like you know what you're doing, maybe the reason you are getting some wrong is simply some small multiplication errors. John C (Tutor): yes, thats what I get. John C (Tutor): It seems like you know what you're doing, maybe the reason you are getting some wrong is simply some small multiplication errors. Guest (Customer): Hi! I'm in 7th Grade Advanced Math and we're working on mixed fractions. I can't figure out why I'm getting so many wrong but some right.

20 As a parent, I love knowing there is a safe place for my child to look up info as well as get help with her work, that doesn't just give her the answers. Thank you so much for this service.

21 About the Tutors Carefully screened experts We have thousands of tutors, all of whom are carefully screened experts and include certified teachers, college professors, graduate students, select undergraduates from accredited universities and other professionals. They are based in the U.S. and Canada. Work with one student at a time Our tutors provide help, never answers. Through high-quality, targeted tutoring, each student works with a tutor in our one-to-one online classroom and receives a high quality learning experience. The tutor and student work together on an assignment and the results are more confidence, completed assignments and improved grades. Safe, quality sessions Tutor.com ensures the highest standards of expertise, safety, and quality. Tutor and student work in a secure online classroom and no personal information is exchanged between tutors and students, ever. Tutors are also assigned mentors who regularly review their sessions. Extensive certification process Tutors must complete a rigorous application and certification process (testing on subject matter, a final exam and mock tutoring sessions) and pass an extensive third- party background check.

22 Ten Tutoring Principles 1. Each student is important. 2. Treat students with respect. 3. Provide correct information. 4. Match your tutoring style to the students learning style. 5. Meet the students needs. 6. Involve the student in the learning process. 7. Stay attuned to the students needs. 8. Respect the students time. 9. Provide high quality help for everyone. 10. Provide positive reinforcement.

23 This is a great way to build up my confidence and make sure I have everything down!!! I am very glad I have this service for when I need help!!! :)

24 The Tutor.com Learning Suite at Arcadia Public Library For more information, contact: Jackie Faust-Moreno Arcadia Public Library Arcadia Public Library 20 W. Duarte Rd., Arcadia, CA (626) Live Homework Help ® available: Daily, 5-10pm SkillsCenter Resource Library available 24/7 Go to:


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