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    Free Virtual Tutoring Through Seattle Public Library
    Posted on 10/26/2020
    Free virtual tutoring through SPL and tutor.com

    Free Virtual Tutoring For Seattle Students | Now Offered By the Seattle Public Library

    The Seattle Public Library is delighted to announce that it is now offering free, one-on-one virtual tutoring for Seattle youth in grades K through 12 through Tutor.com a service of The Princeton Review.

    Seattle students can connect through the Public Library’s platform at spl.org/VirtualTutoring to get instant access to Tutor.com’s 3,000 highly vetted expert tutors, who can help youth with schoolwork, tutoring and academic coaching in a variety of subjects in a safe and secure online classroom.

    One-on-one help is available in math, writing, science, history, foreign languages, college essay writing, Advanced Placement (AP) courses and more!

     

    How to Access Virtual Tutoring Through the Seattle Public Library

    1. To access Virtual Tutoring, go to spl.org/VirtualTutoring and select "Explore Tutor.com".

    2. Enter your Library Card or Library Link number in the Barcode space and enter your PIN in the Password space. Note: To find out how to use your SPS Student ID number through Library Link; visit the spl.org/LibraryLink to find out how.

    3. Select "Get A Tutor Now" to get connected for your on demand, 1:1 learning session. You can connect to virtual tutors seven days a week from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. in English and Spanish and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Vietnamese. Many resources are available 24/7. 

    Tutor.com’s Online, On-demand Academic Help Includes

    • Academic tutoring: Students of all ages can get help with schoolwork, college essays, skills and concepts from classes and AP test preparation. Subjects include math, science, writing, English, foreign languages, social studies, ACT/SAT, practice tests for the GED, HiSET and ASVAB exams, as well as for select graduate school exams. Microsoft Office tutoring is also available.

    • Writing help: Students can submit essays, book reports and even their college or scholarship application essays for live, on-demand writing help, or for review through Tutor.com’s Drop-Off Writing Review service.

    • Practice quizzes: Students preparing for an end-of-chapter test, final exam or standardized test can use Tutor.com’s practice quizzes to assess their knowledge on over 100 areas.

    • Video lessons: Students can access video lessons 24/7 for AP courses, as well as subject-area lessons for math and English to review or learn new concepts.

    • Job seekers: Job seekers can also get one-on-one help with resumes and job applications.

    More Information

    The Library offers many other remote learning resources on our Student Success section of the spl.org website, which curates dozens of free resources by grade level, including pre-K to grade 2grades 3 to 5middle school as well as high school students.

    The Seattle Public Library brings people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and build community. Visit the Public Library’s Road to Reopening page for more information on book returns, Curbside Service and other Public Library services being offered while Library buildings are closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. You can find out more on our Seattle Public Schools website or by phone at 206-386-4636.

    “The new free Virtual Tutoring service can give Seattle youth who might be struggling with remote schooling the individualized attention they need to learn and excel,” said Ayan Adem, K-5 Student Success program manager at the Library. “We are especially excited to level the playing field for youth who might need extra support, such as English language learners.”

    Tutor.com, a service of The Princeton Review, is the world's largest and highest-rated online learning service. Tutor.com partners with public libraries, K-12 schools, and colleges and universities, as well as corporations and non-profit organizations around the world to help equalize access to effective educational support. Tutor.com was founded in 1998 and has served close to 19 million one-on-one, online tutoring sessions.