Monday, August 27, 2007

Got Homework?

This School Year Get Free Online Tutoring Seven Days a Week


Everywhere, KS. It’s late summer and students all across the state
are getting ready to head back to school. That means reading, writing,
arithmetic, papers, tests and, yes, homework. What to do? Children and
teens can get a head start. Students from 4th to 12th grade, and
college introduction level, can visit HomeworkKansas at
www.homeworkkansas.org for free homework help from qualified tutors.
The State Library of Kansas, and Kansas public libraries, offer
HomeworkKansas, an online tutoring service that connects students to
expert tutors in math, science, social studies and English via the
Internet. Spanish-speaking tutors are available for assistance in math
and science. HomeworkKansas is available from 4:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.,
seven days a week, in English and from 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.,
Sunday-Thursday in Spanish.

Real Results for Students. During the 2006/2007 school year, students
from across the state completed thousands of HomeworkKansas sessions.
In post-session surveys, students reported, by overwhelming majorities,
that they were glad the library offered this service and that they would
recommend the service to their friends. Students also said they felt
the program helped them build confidence in their school work and helped
them complete homework assignments and improve their grades.

Free Help in Core Subjects. This free service allows students to
connect to an expert tutor either from the local public library or from
their home computer with a Kansas Library Card (http://www.kslc.org),
and receive one-to-one homework help from a live tutor via the Internet.
HomeworkKansas is easy to use. Children and teens simply go to the
library’s Web site (www.homeworkkansas.org), click on the
HomeworkKansas link, and then enter their grade level and the subject
they need help in. Students are then connected to a tutor in an Online
Classroom for help in math (elementary, algebra, geometry, trigonometry
and calculus), science (elementary, earth science, biology, chemistry,
physics), social studies (American history, world history, political
science and more), and English (spelling, grammar, essay writing, book
reports).

Learn from Expert Tutors in an Online Classroom. Students and tutors
can review specific homework questions, as well as subject-specific
concepts using features such as controlled chat, an interactive white
board and shared Web browsing in the Online Classroom. Tutors can type
math equations using a special math tool, share educational Web sites
and much more for a rewarding learning experience. All tutors are
certified teachers, college professors, professional tutors or graduate
school students from across the country. Every tutor has completed a
third party background check and a comprehensive training program.

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Contact:

Library Contact Name Eric
Gustafson
Library Name State Library of Kansas
Phone 1-800-432-3919
Email egustafson@kslib.info