Newcastle high school students now have instant access to online homework help thanks to the work of Newcastle Region Library, who have launched YourTutor to students who hold a current Newcastle Library card.
Your Tutor is a free service that is available from 3pm – 10pm, Sunday to Friday. Students can connect anonymously for homework help by using their library card from home or at the library - there are no appointments necessary, and no registrations.
The service provides students with expert one-to-one guidance in English, maths, science, and assignment research.
“Local students deserve this kind of accessible education service, and we are pleased to give families the same benefits seen elsewhere around the country,” says Suzie Gately, the Manager of Newcastle Libraries.
“It is easy and quick to connect, and the tutors are all specialists in their subject areas.”
“Students can ask questions about English and humanities assignments, go step-by-step through a maths or science problem they don’t understand, or start researching a project if they are stuck.”
“For teachers, imagine a classroom where ‘I couldn’t do my homework’ is never heard again,” said Suzie.
Parents also find the service invaluable, especially those who may not have enough time to help their children with homework around their own commitments, or who simply don’t remember school curriculum content.
One local parent commented, “My daughter has used this service several times, and she finds it excellent. As a working parent, I cannot always help her with her homework when she needs it. The tutors are really helpful and assist her without doing it for her.”
The online tutors are professional teachers and graduates from Australian universities. They don’t tell students the answers but provide skills for future learning, guiding students to come up with the answers for themselves – an invaluable life-skill.
Don’t have a library card? For more information about getting a card visit the “Become a Member Page at www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au/Library and sign up online – or simply drop into one of the branches. Students can sign in for free with their Newcastle Region Library card at www.yourtutor.com.au/connect/clients/newcastle-regionallibrary/authenticate
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