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Thursday, March 29, 2012
Lesson 4a: Live Homework Help
Students and adult learners can chat with qualified tutors online about a wide range of subject areas. Alaska residents connect to the service via the digital pipeline. The tutors are able to chat back and forth with the users, draw diagrams to help explain concepts and share uploaded pictures or files. Tutor.com offers live tutoring daily from 1:00 pm to 12:00 am and links to thousands of lessons, videos and other study aids 24/7.
The Tutor.com home page directs the user to one of five different areas:
1. Student Center (Kindergarten through High School)
2. College Center (Undergraduate and non-degree)
3. Adult Education Center (GED and Citizenship)
4. Career Center (Job search and resume writing)
5. ProofPoint Writing Center (for reports, essays and papers)
Watch this brief 2 minute video to get an overview of content and features available. Tutor.com also provides a technical support FAQ and a more general FAQ.
Student CenterTutor.com’s friendly interface encourages student and tutor interaction. Including an easy to use whiteboard and chat areas. All tutoring sessions are saved so students can replay them. Popular subjects include Algebra I, Algebra II, Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, Essay Writing and History.
College CenterThe college center offers tutoring in four general areas of study: Math, Science, English and Social Studies. Tutors can help with a variety tasks like solving equations, writing a thesis statement or reviewing for an exam.
Adult Education CenterTutor.com’s Adult Education Center is designed to help with questions from adults working toward getting high school diploma, wanting to become an American Citizen, or thinking about going back to school.
Career CenterThe Career Center from Tutor.com includes live, one-to-one career help including help writing a resume, searching for a job or preparing for an interview.
ProofPoint Writing CenterThis is where the students, adult learners and job seekers can upload their documents to be proof read for and reviews it with the tutor in real-time.
Create a blog posting discussing the following questions and other observations you have about Live Homework Help.
1. Using Student Center, get real time help from a tutor with one question from one of these articles:
“"Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader? NYT challenge questions: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/18/education/edlife/18quiz-t.html
"Quiz: Could you pass the Metropolitan Police test?"
"Can You Pass This Final 8th-Grade Exam from 1895?"
2. Using the Job Center upload your resume or a recent cover letter for review and feedback. Remember to remove personal info from your document. (You should not share any personal information with your tutors, including your email address, full name, phone number, or anything else that could be used to identify you.)
Using the Proof Point Writing Center upload a recent report or essay for proofreading and feedback. Remember to remove personal info from your document. (You should not share any personal information with your tutors, including your email address, full name, phone number, or anything else that could be used to identify you.)