The Blog of Toledo Lucas County Public Library
Just in time for the start of the new school year, the Toledo Lucas County Public Library has added a new offering to its list of free educational resources. Tutor.com is the world's largest and highest-rated online tutoring company with a community of more than 3,200 expert tutors and 14 million one-to-one online tutoring sessions served.
More importantly, it’s the perfect online tool for middle and high school students, parents and educators. This robust new education and professional development tool is now FREE to use with a Toledo Lucas County Public Library card. Tutoring is available daily from 3 – 10 p.m.
Through Tutor.com, customers can:
- Get live, on demand expert tutoring
- Have a written paper reviewed
- Get help with math questions
- Take practice tests or quizzes
- Prep for the ACT or SAT tests
- Get writing tips
It’s also a quality resources for adults, who can:
- Have a resume reviewed
- Connect with a career coach
- Search online job resources
- Prep for the citizenship test
Tutor.com can be accessed on the Toledo Library’s Education webpage or via the “Research” tab by alphabetical order.
The annual cost of Tutor.com for the Toledo Library is $31,162 – 18% less than its closest competitor, Brainfuse. “Most of the cost of Tutor.com is being offset by the $20,000 we are saving annually now that Lynda.com is provided by the Ohio Library Council and Ohio Public Information Network,” shares Kristie Lanzotti, collection development coordinator.
“Though the price beats its competitor, it wasn’t the only factor we considered when choosing Tutor.com. We did a side-by-side test and ultimately chose Tutor.com because of the ease of use and quality of the tutors available. This is the first time that we’ve ever offered something like this through the Library, and we want the product to be user-friendly and beneficial for customers who are using it.”
Tutor.com’s has been featured on CNN, The Today Show and Good Morning America and in The New York Times, Parenting Magazine and many of the trade publications. Prior awards include the SIIA CODiE Award for Best Post-secondary Personalized Learning Solution (2014), Parents' Choice Gold Award (2008 and 2009) and Microsoft Gold Certified Partner.
"Tutor.com helps students succeed in their school work with more than 96% of students saying we help them complete their assignments and 95% saying that we help them improve their grades in post-session surveys. We are honored to have been there for students—right when they needed us-- more than 14 million times,” said Sandi White, General Manager, Tutor.com Institutional Programs.