The popularity of the free online, student
homework help service provided by Coffs Harbour City Council’s Library Service
has seen its hours extended. This year, students can now access ‘yourtutor’
from 3pm – 10pm, Sunday to Friday.
“Term 1 can be overwhelming for many
families, especially those with kids just starting high school this year, or
heading into senior school and dealing with new workloads,” said Library
Manager Enzo Accadia.
“That’s why the hours have been increased –
so that when a student is stuck on a maths question after dinner, or revising
for a test on a Sunday night – they can still get free, expert, personalised
help just by using their library card.”
School students log in online, either from
the library or from home, and get free access to an extended network of expert
teachers and tutors.
Students can ask a question and a friendly,
live expert helps them work out the problem in a one-to-one, personalised
‘yourtutor’ is available for students from
Year 3 through to Year 12 and also TAFE students. An average session lasts
about 15 minutes. The subject areas covered include Maths, English, Science,
Business Studies, Economics, Commerce, Research and Study Skills.
“Coffs Harbour’s libraries have been
providing the service since 2007 and around 25 students a month take part in a
session,” said Library Manager Enzo Accadia.
“It provides a really valuable education
resource for the community, especially for families who wouldn’t ordinarily be
able to afford tutoring.”
To find out more, go to the Library website
at http://libraries.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au or pop
into a local library and ask a member of staff about ‘yourtutor’.