Pike Library launches online, on-demand tutoring and test prep

Get the edge you need: The library and school team up to help students as well as adults writing resumes, job searching, or going back to school


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— The Pike County Public Library launched a new program today that offers students of all ages live, one-to-one help from professional tutors online. Any community member with a library card can access Tutor.com’s Learning Suite from any computer or mobile device connected to the Internet by visiting the library website at pcpl.org and clicking on Tutor.com.

“Thanks to a new partnership with the Delaware Valley School District, the library is able to fund this incredible resource that will benefit not only students of all ages, but also the rest of our community," said library director Rose Chiocchi.

The Tutor.com Learning Suite, a service of The Princeton Review, combines on-demand, real-time tutoring with several self-study tools to create a robust, personalized learning or job search experience. Live support is available seven days a week from 4 to 11 p.m. Many other features, such as The Princeton Review’s SAT/ACT Essentials Test Prep, is available around the clock. The service is provided by the Pike County Public Library and is available at no cost to the student.

Help for schoolchildren and adultsStudents and job seekers of all ages can find help by visiting the library’s website and looking for Tutor.com, which has a network of more than 3,000 professional academic and career tutors ready to help with questions. The self-study tools provide additional modes of support available 24/7.

Academic tutoring: Kindergarteners through second-year college students as well as adult learners can get help with homework, test preparation, skills, and concepts they are learning in class as well as Advanced Placement test preparation and college entrance exams. Subjects include math, science, English, Spanish, social studies, ACT/SAT, GED/HiSET, Microsoft Office and writing.

Drop-off reviews: Students or adults working on a essays, book reports, short stories, college/scholarship application essays, résumés and cover letters, or tough math problems can drop-off their document or problem for an overnight review to receive detailed guidance and explanations.

SAT/ACT Essentials from The Princeton Review: Get the edge you need to achieve your college dream by using The Princeton Review’s self-study modules to help prepare for the SAT or ACT. SAT/ACT Essentials includes full-length practice tests, a diagnostic score report, supporting video lessons and practice drills and college application advice.

Practice quizzes: Students preparing for an end-of-chapter test, a final exam or standardized test can use Tutor.com’s Practice Quizzes to assess their knowledge on more than 100 areas in math, science, and social studies.

Study resources: The Tutor.com SkillsCenter Resource Library provides round-the-clock access to thousands of educationally sound resources. Students can watch instructional videos, download practice worksheets, customize their own flashcards for studying and get test taking tips and much more. Job seekers have access to résumé templates, job search websites, and career advice.

Job search assistance: Work one-to-one with professional job search coaches in a supportive environment for help with job searching, online applications, resume writing, interview preparation and much more. This service is easy to use and coaches are experienced in working with job seekers at all levels.

The Pike County Public Library is also available online via its Facebook page.

“Thanks to a new partnership with the Delaware Valley School District, the library is able to fund this incredible resource that will benefit not only students of all ages, but also the rest of our community."
Rose Chiocchi, director, Pike County Library


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