HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — If your child is starting back to school virtually this year, the Huntsville Madison County Public Library has great resources that can help you and your student. All you need is a library card.
Through the Homework Alabama program, students in Madison County can get free access to tutor.com.
The website allows students to get one on one help and submit homework to be reviewed. These tutors are available seven days a week from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm.
HMCPL Director of Public Relations, Melanie Thornton, said, "It covers over sixty subjects, so you have anywhere between kindergarten, 12th grade, college, and adult level. The specialists are really experts in their field. They're heavily vetted through tutor.com."
Because so many students are learning remotely this school year, this can help parents who have to balance their children's education with their daily lives.
"If a parent doesn't have time or they're feeling strapped or they're feeling overwhelmed, the child and the parent can submit the homework to Homework Alabama and the tutors can review it and suggest any changes," said Thornton. "Also just that live help aspect, too I think is really important, especially now."
The library also offers other virtual learning resources, like ACT test prep, research databases, and the streaming service, Hoopla.
"Whenever we closed to the public, we bought a service called Hoopla Digital. It's a really popular streaming service that you can access with your library card. It's full of e-books and audio books. There's a lot of children's titles on Hoopla that you can stream for free," said Thornton.
If you don't already have a library card, you can sign up for one at your library or by filling out a form on their website. To sign up for a library card, click here.
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