New Online Tutoring Tool From Salt Lake County Library Services

brain1By Ann Marie Barrett, Salt Lake County Library Services Senior Librarian

Salt Lake County Library Services has a great new online service that offers live tutoring for K-12th grade.

Brainfuse is available to anyone with a Salt Lake County Library card. To get started, log on with a library card number, then pick a grade and subject. Options range from reading and math for younger students to various sciences, social studies, English, and many more for older students. All tutors have prior tutoring or teaching experience and 80% have a masters or PhD in their field. Live tutoring is available from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. MST, seven days a week.

brain2In the tutoring whiteboard there is a chat box where students can instant message back and forth with their tutor while working on problems in the bigger white board space.

There’s also a “Writing Lab” where students can upload a paper for review by a writing expert and receive helpful comments and recommendations. The “Send Questions” option allows students to also submit a homework related question. Responses to both the Writing Lab and Send Questions usually take just one business day. There are skill building sections and flashcards for a variety of subjects and grade ranges.

brain4In addition, the JobNow feature of Brainfuse offers help from experts with Human Resource backgrounds in resume building and job interview skills.

For questions about Live Tutoring K-12, JobNow, or Brainfuse you can call 801-943-4636 or stop by your local Salt Lake County Library.

Salt Lake County Library Services, the largest library system in Utah, serves a population of more than 783,000, and will check out nearly 16 million items this year. With more than 4.5 million visitors to its 18 locations, the Library provides extensive reference services, events and online resources. To learn more and to get a Library card visit:

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