Tutor.com, Free On-Demand Tutoring, Is Now Available Through the WLS!

Tutor.com, Free On-Demand Tutoring, Is Now Available Through the WLS!

As of January, The Town of Pelham Public Library, along with other member libraries of the Westchester Library System (WLS), have subscribed to a new program that offers students and job seekers of all ages live, one-to-one help from professional tutors online. Open to any Westchester resident with a WLS member library card, Tutor.com’s Learning Suite can be accessed from any computer or mobile device.

A product of The Princeton Review, the Tutor.com Learning Suite combines on-demand, real-time tutoring with several self-study tools to create a robust, personalized learning experience. The product is supported by a network of over 3,000 professional academic and career tutors who are ready to help with just about any question you may have. Live, online tutoring and job search support is available seven days a week from 3 p.m.  – 10 p.m. EST.  Many other features, such as The Princeton Review’s SAT/ACT Essentials Test Prep are available 24/7.

To access Tutor.com please visit www.tutor.com/westchester. Once there, here’s how you log in:

  • Enter your Library card number (referred to as a bar code on the site).
  • Enter your password (usually the last four digits of the phone number you have on file at the Library).

“This program is individualized to help every student be successful in school, whether the child is an honor student tackling new concepts or an English language learning student who needs help developing his or her reading and writing skills,” says Terry Kirchner, Executive Director of WLS. “In addition, it offers job seekers live, one-to-one help from professional career tutors online.”

Below is greater detail on Tutor.com’s services:

  • Academic Tutoring:  Students in kindergarten through second-year college students — as well as adult learners — can get help with homework, test preparation, skills and concepts they are learning in class as well as Advanced Placement® test preparation and college entrance exams.  Subjects include math, science, English, Spanish, social studies, ACT®/SAT®, GED®/HiSET®, Microsoft® Office and writing.
  • Drop-Off Reviews: Students or adults working on essays, book reports, short stories, college/scholarship application essays, résumés & cover letters or tough math problems can upload their document or problem for an overnight review to receive detailed guidance and explanations.
  • SAT/ACT Essentials from The Princeton Review:  The Princeton Review’s self-study modules can help students prepare for the SAT or ACT. SAT/ACT Essentials includes full-length practice tests, a diagnostic score report, supporting video lessons and practice drills and college application advice. Get the edge you need to achieve your college dream.
  • Practice Quizzes: Students preparing for an end-of-chapter test, a final exam or standardized test can use Tutor.com’s Practice Quizzes to assess their knowledge on over 100 areas in math, science and social studies.
  • Study Resources: The Tutor.com SkillsCenter Resource Library provides 24/7 access to thousands of educationally sound resources. Students can watch instructional videos, download practice worksheets, customize their own flashcards for studying, get test taking tips and much more.  Job seekers have access to résumé templates, job search websites and career advice.
  • Job Search Assistance: Work one-to-one with professional job search coaches in a supportive and encouraging environment for help with job searching, online applications, résumé writing, interview preparation and much more. This service is easy to use and coaches are experienced in working with job seekers at all levels.

About Westchester Library System

The mission of the Westchester Library System (WLS) is to provide services and support that assist Westchester’s 38 public libraries’ efforts to empower and improve communities with extensive open access to information, technology and personal development tools. The Westchester Library System is a 501 © 3 nonprofit organization and is located at 570 Taxter Road, Suite 400, Elmsford, NY 10523. Visit the WLS website at www.westchesterlibraries.org.

About The Princeton Review

The Princeton Review is a leading tutoring, test prep and college admission services company. Every year, it helps millions of college- and graduate school-bound students achieve their education and career goals through online and in person courses delivered by a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors, online resources, and its more than 150 print and digital books published by Penguin Random House. Its Tutor.com brand is the largest online tutoring service, with a community of more than 3,000 expert tutors and more than 15 million one-to-one tutoring sessions completed. Tutor.com is available through over 2,300 educational institutions nationwide including state libraries, public libraries, colleges & universities and K-12 schools; it is also the selected provider of online tutoring for eligible service members and their dependents funded by the US Department of Defense and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance.

The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University.