Monday, August 03, 2009

Homework Kansas features for students and faculty

Start the new school year with an expanded and improved HomeworkKansas
and the new Tutor.com Learning Suite. Find out about the program
features now available to you at one of the free Back to School
Webinars.

You’ll learn about :
● how patrons of all ages can use the new features;
● how the new online classroom works; and
● what new promotional materials are available.

Go to http://www.tutor.com/suite to register for a time that works best
for you.

Thanks to Kan-ed, the State Library of Kansas and indeed all libraries across the state will continue to be a hub for homework help through HomeworkKansas.

Back to school with HomeworkKansas has never before been this exciting! With the new Learning Suite there is more time and help available for patrons of all ages.

In addition to providing help for all students—kindergarten through adult education and college students—the service has greatly expanded hours—8 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day. A new Live Homework Help® classroom is easy to use, and may be the one tool that helps more students succeed. Subjects for assistance include math, science, English and social studies. Assistance in Spanish is offered in the subject areas of math, science and social studies.

New to the service is college entrance practice tests like ACT and SAT, graduate school exams like GRE and LSAT, Advanced Placement, ASVAB and TOEFL, and GED prep tests. HomeworkKansas will also offer assistance with job searches, sample resumes and cover letters, financial literacy and assistance with proofreading of papers.

Use of HomeworkKansas during the 2008-09 school year averaged nearly 3,000 sessions a month at approximately 20 minutes per session. This was during a 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. time frame, so the numbers for the 2009-10 school year should increase dramatically. HomeworkKansas is powered by Tutor.com.

Tutor.com has webinar training sessions scheduled for Aug. 6 at 3 p.m. ET and August 19 at 1 p.m. ET. The link for the Tutor.com webinars is www.tutor.com/suite.

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