Stretching your Dollar... Getting free tutoring help

By Maureen O'Boyle - bio l email

Posted by Jeff Rivenbark - email

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - September is Library Card Sign Up month and your local library system is hoping you will sign up for a very special free service available to students.

We found the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County web site to be an incredible resource which offers free homework help. 

The site offers a live tutor Mondays through Saturdays from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m. All you need in order to use the live tutor is a valid PLCMC card.

We had seventh grader Morgan Gruender try out the complimentary service.  She was able to log on and immediately get help with her geography question.  Morgan is even more excited to use it for problems she may encounter with her Algebra homework.

"This will be great when my dad is away to help me with my math," Morgan said.

Her mother knows a thing or two about tutoring.  In fact, she owns Matthews-based ABC Educational Tutoring

"When you're behind in an area, you need tutoring, but most kids aren't behind they just need help in one area for one hour or a half hour, for one quick question," according to Gruender.  "I think this service is fantastic.  Kids don't get tutored at nine at night.  This is always available when a tutor might not be."

Most North Carolina library web sites also offer a service 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Click here to access the live homework help page for the public librarians of NC.  Much like the tutor help, you log on and pose your question.  A librarian will answer your question and email you the source he or she used to obtain the answer.

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