Vermilion Parish Library announces Free Online Tutoring

The Vermilion Parish Library is pleased to announce that as of March 1, 2009, families with young children and adults seeking to support their studies or improve their math or grammar skills, will all have experts waiting to help on the library's website ( www.vermilion.lib.la.us).

Expanding one-to-one online tutoring and homework help to more students is a natural next step for the library as we continue to find new ways to serve everyone in the community. Parents are teaching younger children to use the computer, to learn and explore their world, just as adults turn to technology to help them with everything from GED preparation to resume writing.

Addition of K-3 Enhances Library Support of Early Learners

Parents who bring their young children to the library's Live Homework Help service expose them to rich learning resources, increase the child's ability to succeed in computer literacy and provide practice for fine motor skills.

The Library Supports Adult Learners Online

Adults have always come to the library for assistance with research, earning their GED and other Adult Continuing Education support- as well as grammar help with their resume or work-related writing. Now you may connect to a live, expert online, either on the library's computers or from the privacy of your home computer every day from 3pm to 10pm.

How it Works

Anyone with a Vermilion Parish Library card may log-on to www.vermilion.lib.la.us, go to the Live Homework Help link, select a grade level from K-12, College Intro, or Adult Learner, and pick from one of the 12 subjects, depending on your grade level. You will then enter an Online Classroom where a certified subject expert tutor will work with you in a chat window, on a drawing board, and through website and file sharing, to resolve you educational challenge.

The service is available from 3pm to 10pm daily in English and Spanish. The library's live, online service is provided by Tutor.com, the largest online tutoring company with more than 2,000 certified, background checked tutors. Tutor.com recently won a Parent's Choice Award, their highest honor. Vermilion Parish Library began serving the community's students with this award-winning resource March 1, 2009 and we are please to offer early learners and adult learners the benefit of this excellent service.

To learn more, stop by any branch of the Vermilion Parish Library or visit www.vermilion.lib.la.us.

About Tutor.com

Tutor.com creates innovative, on-demand homework help and tutoring services that connect students to a professional tutor online the moment they need help in math, science, social studies, or English. Our network of over 2,000 professional tutors has delivered over 3 million one-to-one tutoring sessions. Tutor.com services include Live Homework Help, an after-school program offered at over 1,800 public libraries and Ask a Librarian Express, a 24/7 virtual reference service featuring Tutor.com Librarians by Request and the library's electronic resources. Tutor.com also powers three statewide, governor-supported initiatives, Homework Kansas, Homework Alabama, and Live Homework Help in Alaska. Tutor.com was named to Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 Program for the New York Region in 2006 and honored as one of the 25 Best Small Companies for Women 2007 by Working Mother, and, most recently, received a Gold Award from Parent's Choice, their highest recommendation.

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