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@ Your Batavia Public Library: The library has online homework and help

Batavia Public Library
Batavia Public Library

The new school year has started, and the one thing we can count on is that it will be an unusual school year for all students from K-college age.

Some of our Batavia students are in class, while others are attending school remotely. These changes to the typical school day may make it hard for your student to complete their work. Don't worry; there's help available.

Batavia Public Library cardholders can take advantage of online tutoring and career help from Tutor.com for free. This online service provides in-depth homework help and career assistance to youth, teen, and adult patrons with a Batavia Public Library card.

Students in grades K-12 or college can get help with homework, studying, projects, essay writing and test prep in every subject. Whether the student is struggling with basic math, algebra, trigonometry, or even AP math classes, there is a tutor for that level; and the tutor works with the student to arrive at the solution.

"Tutor.com offers a chance for a tutor to review your student's paper before turning it in, and that includes letters, college essays, and more," said Christine Edison, young adult librarian. "It's great to have another set of eyes look over a paper and catch the errors before having to turn it in."

Students can also use the Tutor.com drop-off reviews, practice quizzes, video lessons, and The Princeton Review SAT®/ACT® Essentials to study 24/7.

Adults can get help with job searches, resumes, academic support, and test prep practice for the GED and HiSET exams, the ASVAB military entrance exam, and the following grad school tests: GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT. Adults can also turn in a resume for review or meet with a career coach, and they can prep for citizenship tests through Tutor.com.

"One of the great things about Tutor.com is that it can be a last-minute lifeline when homework is due the next day. No appointment is needed, and online tutors are available seven days a week from noon until midnight," said Joleen Batek, youth services assistant.

Connect to Tutor.com through the library's website at BataviaPublicLibrary.org from any computer or mobile device with Internet access using a Batavia Public Library card. All sessions are online with professional academic or career tutors.

More good news—the library has a full slate of events this fall to entertain and educate you and your family. Children and caregivers are once again able to attend our popular storytimes LIVE on Zoom. There is still time to register your child for the October sessions.

Adults and teens will be amazed on Sunday, Sept. 27, when the next Sundays on Stage season debuts. William Pack returns to amaze us with Mind Games 2 and will demonstrate even more ways that our brains believe things that defy logic and facts. He will also remind us of ways to preserve brain health.

For teens and their parents, choosing and paying for college can be extremely stressful. This fall, the library hosts a series of webinars that will help students and their parents with everything from stress management to how to fill out your FAFSA form for financial aid.

Please see the online calendar at BataviaPublicLibrary.org to find out more about the September and October events.

Patricia Leonard is the promotional services manager for the Batavia Public Library. The “@ Your Library” column runs the fourth Thursday of each month.

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