Monroe Free Library patrons now have access to live tutoring, test preparation and career coaching resources through Tutor.com.
The service, which started Oct. 1, is completely free for library card holders.
‘Now we can say yes’
“One of the questions we get over and over again,” said Melissa Quarles, Head of Children’s and Young Adult Services at MFL, “is whether we offer tutoring services. Now we can say yes.”
Partnered with Tutor.com, MFL can now provide online, on-demand academic tutoring, homework help and test preparation to kindergarten through 12th grade students, plus college students and adult learners.
The service is available through any internet-connected device.
After logging in with their library card number, any patron can connect with a qualified, expert tutor in a safe and secure online classroom. Patrons can choose to communicate via text or voice. Tutors are available in a variety of subjects and test prep areas seven days a week from 2 to 9 p.m.
Adding databases and digital resources
The library’s Executive Director, Amanda Primiano, who previously worked in academic libraries for more than a decade, is leading the charge to add high quality databases and digital resources to MFL’s collection. Tutor.com joins Reference Solutions, a business and consumer information database designed to aid research, marketing, and outreach, which is also newly available to MFL patrons.
“I’m very excited to make this service to available to our patrons,” Primiano said, “I think MFL is best positioned to serve the community as a friendly local library with academic-library-level resources.”
Primiano plans to add more databases in the coming months but is keeping her eye on Election Day. The library’s budget is Proposition 6 on the ballot.
“My hope is that the community will use this service, see the value it provides for them and for their families, and that they’ll remember us at the ballot box.”
MFL’s tutoring service can be accessed from www.tutor.com/MONROEFREEL. For more information, visit www.monroefreelibrary.org or call 845 783 4411.