Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Old Bridge Public Library Launches Live, Online Tutoring From Tutor.com

Old Bridge Public Library Launches Live, Online Tutoring From Tutor.com

Includes help for adults writing resumes, job searching or going back to school!

December 21, 2014 - The Old Bridge Public Library will be launching an exciting new initiative on January 2, 2015 that offers students of all ages live, one-to-one help from professional tutors online. Anyone with an Old Bridge Library card will be able to access the new online service in the library or right from home on any computer or mobile device connected to the Internet.

The K-12 Student Center, College Center and Adult Career Center from Tutor.com includes live, one-to-one tutoring, a real-time writing center and 24/7 access to worksheets, videos and tutorials in just about any subject. Live, online tutoring and resume assistance is available from 4pm to 11pm, seven days per week. The service is completely free to the Old Bridge community. To access the service please visit the library’s website at www.oldbridgelibrary.org.

Tutor.com strengthens the Library’s existing online resources for personalized learning. These online
resources include Universal Class, Pronunciator (language learning) and GCFLearnFree.org. In addition, the Old Bridge Public Library offers in-person resume coaching, appointments with SCORE for small business advice, computer classes and our diverse Idea Farm makerspace classes.

Help for K-12 Students, College Students and Adults
Tutor.com has a network of over 2,500 professional academic and career tutors who are ready to help
with just about any question you may have. Here’s the type of help you can get in each center.

  • K-12 Student Center: Students can get help with homework, test preparation, skills and concepts they are learning in class and standardized test preparation and college entrance exams. Subjects include math, science, English, social studies, and writing.

  • College Center: Tutors are available in more than 20 introductory college subjects in math, science, social studies and English. College students also get access to free proofreading and writing help.
  • Adult Education: Adults returning to school can work with an online tutor to brush up on critical skills, finish homework assignments, or review key concepts needed for class. Tutors also help adults preparing for the GED or other standardized tests.
  • Career Center: Work one-to-one with professional tutors in a supportive and encouraging environment for help with job searching, resume writing, interview preparation and much more.

Each center includes real-time writing assistance from English tutors or career tutors for adults working on resumes. Students and job seekers get immediate feedback, writing tips and strategies as well as proofreading. Need help at midnight? No problem. Each center includes 24/7 access to thousands of resources including study guides, worksheets, videos and more in math, science, social studies, English, resume writing, GED prep, citizenship exam prep and more.

About the Library
The Old Bridge Public Library is committed to providing a dynamic professional environment to meet the cultural, educational and recreational needs of all members of our community. For more information visit www.oldbrigelibrary.org.

About Tutor.com
Tutor.com is an award-winning online homework help and learning service that connects students to a professional tutor for one-to-one help. Tutor.com is offered at over 1,800 public libraries across the
country. Its network of over 2,500 expert tutors has conducted over 7 million sessions. Tutor.com has
created an intensive tutor screening process. Every applicant must complete an application, submit a
writing sample, pass a subject exam for each subject they would like to tutor, successfully conduct a
mock session with an expert tutor, pass an educational verification check and pass a thorough criminal record and background check, repeated twice each year.
Nancy Cohen
732.721.5600 ext 5030
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Sunday, December 07, 2014

Second Saturday Corrected Date and Time

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Please note that the correct date and time of this month's Second Saturday performance is December 13 at 2:30 pm.  Sirocco Jazz will perform two 45-minute sets with an intermission between sets.  This is sure to be an exciting and very entertaining concert! Please call 732-721-5600 x5030 with any questions.