Here’s a press release from the Whatcom County library:
Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) is excited to announce the launch of HelpNow™ by Brainfuse – on demand, anytime, anywhere eLearning for all ages and levels. HelpNow™ offers personalized, Washington State standards aligned live homework help in core subjects (math, reading, writing, science and social studies) and includes SAT preparation. HelpNow™ is available to all WCLS library patrons from any computer with internet connection and at the public computers at their local community library.
Teen services coordinator, Tamar Clarke, knows teens will find it useful. “What teen hasn’t been stuck at home with a pile of homework and needed some immediate help?” said Clarke. “And the tutors are available from 1 p.m. until 10 p.m. every night of the week.”
HelpNow™ provides a variety of learning solutions depending on the user’s needs and background. Students communicate with live tutors to chat, write, draw, copy/paste text or images and graph homework problems. Both the student and the tutor can access quiz questions and do intensive test prep. All live sessions are saved and can be replayed as well as shared with friends and teachers by email. Students can store and upload their work in many different file types directly into the service for feedback.
“This is another great reason to make sure your teen has their library card,” said Clarke. “There’s even a language lab to help students with their Spanish classes.”
Two features of HelpNow™ – the Writing Lab and the 24/7 Center – are available at any time of the day to provide assistance without connecting with a live tutor. Students can submit papers through the Writing Lab for detailed feedback on their projects. Help with math, science and other assignments can be found using the 24/7 Center. All reviews and comments from the tutors are found and stored in the Message Center on the student homepage.
To learn more, visit WCLS online at www.WCLS.org/homework-help or call WCLS at 360-384-3150.