The Library has the resources to help you with all of your school and homework related needs: 
 

  

Tutor.com - Online Tutoring, Skills Building, Practice Tests

tutordotcom1Tutor.com is our new, free online tutoring system with study tools for grades Kindergarten through college. Just click any of the links or images to get started quick with a live tutor.

While not required for live tutoring, if you create a free account with Tutor.com you can get more features and personalize your experience, including the ability to look at your past sessions, mark your favorite tutors, upload essays, track progress on practice tests, and more! Keep reading for more details.

 

Tutoring

Get online help from a live tutor using chat and whiteboard technology.  Tutors are available from 3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Start by selecting a topic such as English, Math, Science, Social Studies. Then select a grade level and a specific subject within that topic. You can even ask your question ahead of of time and attach a file.

You'll then be connected with a specialized tutor that can help you through whatever questions you're having with that topic. You'll be able to talk with the tutor via chat. You can also use the white board to draw equations, shapes, or whatever else you need to work through your questions.

If you need to, you can also request a tutor that speaks Spanish.

 

tutordotcom3Skills Building and Math & Writing Lab

Skills Building - Need some help during off hours?  Tutor.com offers thousands of lessons, worksheets, study guides, and videos to help you. As with picking a tutor, you just pick a topic, subject, and grade level, and you will taken to a page full of resources to help, including past questions people have asked and the Tutor.com sessions that answered those questions.

Practice Tests - We're not all great at taking tests. But with Tutor.com you can take tons of practice tests in a dozen different topics to get practice, help assess your skill level, and see which areas need work.

Essay & Math Drop-off - Stumped on a math problem or need feedback on your English essay? Submit your essay or math question to the Tutor.com experts and they'll get back to you within 24 hours with a review of your essay or detailed explanation to help with the math.

 

ACT & SAT Test Prep

Getting ready for the SAT or ACT can be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. With Tutor.com and help from the experts at The Princeton Review—the leading provider of college test prep for over 35 years—you can prep on your schedule, reach your target score, and get into your dream school.

Your SAT/ACT Essentials program includes:

  • Full-length, timed practice tests so that you're ready for test day
  • Detailed score reports to learn where you need the most help
  • Fun and engaging video lessons to help you master key concepts and powerful test-taking strategies
  • Powerful practice drills developed by our team of test-prep experts so that you can hone your skills

 

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There are multiple ways for you to connect to Tutor.com:

  • Connect 24/7 from home or school using our website via any of the links or graphic on this page. *Please note that if you connect from outside the Library, you will need your library card ready to log in.
  • Connect through the computers at the Library during our regular hours.
  • Connect with the Tutor.com to Go app on your phone or tablet:
    iOS  |  Android

 

 

 school back to crop 300wHomework 911 - Grades K-6

Tuesdays & Thursdays • September 5 - December 14 • 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Don't understand an assignment? Having trouble with a particular problem or general concept?  The Library can help! We are excited to announce our brand new, after-school homework help center, Homework 911.

Mrs. Doyle and Ms. Kariott, both certified teachers, will be on hand to help students in grades K-6 with their homework questions and needs. Teachers will work with students in groups or one-on-one as time and space allow. 

 

 

Research Articles, Books, & More

All of these databases can be accessed from home or at the Library. You can find full text articles, most of which can then be saved to your computer or portable device, emailed, or printed for your convenience.

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Explora for Kids & Teens
Start here to find sources to cite for a paper or personal research. Search for your subject, then limit your results to peer-reviewed, full text articles. You can also limit results to a particular date range. Copy and paste a citation in MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian, and more formats, or export it to a citation manager. Watch the Tutorial

 

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Are you looking for sources on history to cite for a paper or personal research? Search for your subject, then limit your results to peer-reviewed, full text articles. You can also limit results to a particular date range. Copy and paste a citation in MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian, and more formats, or export it to a citation manager.  Watch the Tutorial

 

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Middle Search Plus 

Search more than 140 popular middle school magazines. All articles are assigned a Lexile score. Thousands of biographies and a collection of images are also included. Search for your subject, then limit your results to peer-reviewed, full text articles. You can also limit results to a particular date range. Copy and paste a citation in MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian, and more formats, or export it to a citation manager. Watch the Tutorial 

 

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Search more than 70 elementary school magazines. All articles include a Lexile score. Search for your subject, then limit your results to peer-reviewed, full text articles. You can also limit results to a particular date range. Copy and paste a citation in MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian, and more formats, or export it to a citation manager.  Watch the Tutorial 

 

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Are you looking for sources on science to cite for a paper or personal research? Search for your subject, then limit your results to peer-reviewed, full text articles. You can also limit results to a particular date range. Copy and paste a citation in MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian, and more formats, or export it to a citation manager.  Watch the Tutorial

  

 

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Did you forget your school books in your locker? Don't worry, you can find and use your textbook at the Library.  

We have the textbooks for Elmwood Elementary, John Mills, Elm Middle, and EPHS for your convenience. Ask a librarian for help finding your textbook and making a photocopy of the pages you need to complete your assignment.

Are we missing a textbook?  Please let us know!  We want to make sure we are staying up-to-date so that you can always find what you need.

 

 

Looking for a Good Book to Read

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NoveList K-8 Plus features read-alikes and information about books specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.

 

  

Educational Games for PreK - Grade 12

These sites are great places to practice your educational skills and do it in a fun way. These games are all built to help you keep and perfect everything you’re learning in school!        

  • school chalk 400wMath Playground
    An action packed math site featuring games that deal with... you guessed it, Math!  For Grades 1-6.
  • Funbrain
    Fun and educational game site that entertains while teaching. For Grades 1-12.
  • Mr. Nussbaum
    Featuring over 3,500 content pages, this site is one of the most popular destinations on the internet for parents, homeschoolers, teachers, and students to learn new skills and practice to keep ones already learned. For Grades PreK-12.
  • Learning Games for Kids
    Education is part of life. It should be fun and challenging... not boring. Learn while you play animal games, art games, music and more!  For Grades PreK-5.
  • ABCya
    Fun games that challenge and teach at the same time. For Grades PreK-5
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