23 February 2015 Free Tutoring Hours Increased

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23 February 2015 Free Tutoring Hours Increased

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 session. 


‘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’.