Need a tutor? Check out these online resources first

The days of flashcards, checking books out from a library and hiring live tutors may not be completely over. However, technology and the Internet are providing students with easier, more accessible options.

As students head back to school, it won’t be long before research papers are due and study sessions become necessary. Students should stock up their study toolbox now and look at some of the web-based options available to them.

Tutor.com

Free for students in Navy, Army, Air Force, Marine, National Guard and Reserve families, Tutor.com provides professional tutors 24/7 to help with homework and studying. The tutors are available in 16 different subject areas, including test prep, proofreading, math, science, English and social studies.

Tutor.com is now available for the iPad, iPhone and iTouch. With this option, Tutor.com becomes a mobile companion. This allows students to connect to a live tutor even when they’re on the go.

To access Tutor.com for free, log on to www.tutor.com/military.

International Public Library

International Public Library (IPL) is a public service organization and teaching/learning environment, better known as ipl2. This library has put together a fun and educational collection of websites just for teens, focusing on the issues that matter most to them. This takes the guesswork out of finding trustworthy sites that appeal to what teens care about.

Ipl2 has well-organized categories, such as school and homework help, graphic novels, teen poetry, handling your finances, and health and sexuality. Ipl2 provides quality sources approved by librarians so teens can be sure the information on ipl2 is information they can trust.

To access ipl2, visit www.ipl.org

Quizlet

Quizlet is an online learning tool developed by a high school sophomore who was given a task of learning 111 animal names in French. Deciding that it would be best to create the flashcards online, this high school student ultimately developed a website that has helped over 7 million students and teachers since it launched seven years ago.

Quizlet is a great way to study languages, vocabulary and much more. Writing and studying flashcards has always been an effective tool for memorization and study drills. Quizlet provides the same opportunity in an online environment with many “flashcards” already prepared and available. However, if students would like create their own, they still may do so.

Quizlet provides six different study modes: flashcards, learn mode, scatter, speller, test and space race. All modes help students prepare and study for tests in a fun, interactive online setting. And to make quizlet even easier and more accessible, an app is available for the iPhone. With this app, studying can easily take place on the go.

To access Quizlet’s free services, log on to www.quizlet.com

Technology has advanced learning in so many ways. Students can benefit from many websites to help them learn, study and research. The ones listed here are only a few. As educators and parents, we can encourage students to find their best way to learn by exploring various websites available to them. Not all students learn the same way, and not all can study the same way, which is why access to these online resources is so beneficial.

— For information on educational websites or any K-12 education-related questions, please contact the Naval Base Ventura County school liaison officer at 805-989-5211 or email monica.james@navy.mil.

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