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Seattle, WA 98104 www.spl.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 18, 2020
FREE VIRTUAL TUTORING FOR K-12 STUDENTS OFFERED BY THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY IN THREE LANGUAGES
Could your child use help with math, science, writing or other school subjects? Just in time for parent-teacher conferences, The Seattle Public Library now offers free one-on-one virtual tutoring through Tutor.com for Seattle youth in grades K through 12. Live tutoring is available every day in three languages: English, Spanish and Vietnamese.
Seattle students can connect through the Library’s platform at spl.org/VirtualTutoring to get instant access to Tutor.com’s 3,000 expert tutors in a safe and secure online classroom. Tutors can help youth with schoolwork, test preparation and academic coaching in subjects such as math, writing, science, history, foreign languages, college applications and essay writing, Advanced Placement (AP) courses and more.
“This service can give Seattle children and teens who might be struggling with remote schooling the individualized attention they need to learn and excel,” said Ayan Adem, K-5 Student Success program manager at the Library. “We are especially excited to level the playing field for youth who might need extra support, such as English language learners.”
HOW TO ACCESS VIRTUAL TUTORING THROUGH THE LIBRARY
To access Tutor.com through The Seattle Public Library, go to spl.org/VirtualTutoring and log in with your Library card or Library Link number and PIN (personal identification number) to request a tutor.
You can connect to virtual tutors seven days a week from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. in English and Spanish and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Vietnamese. Some Tutor.com resources are available 24 hours a day.
HOW TO ACCESS LIBRARY LINK
Any student enrolled in Seattle Public Schools can log in to the Library’s digital resources, including Tutor.com, with their Seattle Public Schools student ID number. Go to spl.org/LibraryLink to find out how.
If you need help logging in with Library Link, you can contact the Library’s Ask Us line by phone at 206-386-4636, or online at spl.org/Ask. You can also contact your school librarian.
Beyond school tutoring, Tutor.com offers a writing review service; practice quizzes for AP tests and subjects; video lessons on a variety of topics; test preparation for exams such as the ACT/SAT and the GED; Microsoft Office tutoring; and, for job seekers, help with resumes.
The Library supports children and youth by giving them opportunities to excel and learn through our educational resources, classes and staff assistance. The Library offers many other remote learning resources on our Student Success page , which has dozens of free resources by grade level: pre-K to grade 2 , grades 3 to 5 , middle school and high school .
Tutor.com, a service of The Princeton Review, is the world's largest and highest-rated online learning service. Tutor.com partners with public libraries, K-12 schools, and colleges and universities, as well as corporations and nonprofit organizations around the world to help equalize access to effective educational support. Tutor.com was founded in 1998 and has served close to 19 million with one-on-one, online tutoring sessions.
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(For more information, call Andra Addison, communications director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-386-4103.)