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Library Launches Free Online Tutoring for All Ages (Mar. 4, 2016)


Live One-on-One Expert Help Available Seven Days a Week

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 4, 2016 – Teachers, parents, students, job seekers and learners of all ages have more reasons to love their library! Now, Jacksonville Public Library offers live homework help and job help with Brainfuse HelpNow and JobNow online services. All you need is your library card to access tutors, career coaches, ESL services, foreign language assistance, adult learning resources, software assistance and more.

Live help is available seven days a week, nine hours a day, from 2 – 11 p.m. EST. Users can ask questions in the Question Center, use study tools, take practice tests, find resume tips and more 24/7. You may access HelpNow and JobNow through A free mobile app is available from the Apple and Google Play stores.

HelpNow accommodates a range of homework needs, including live, one-on-one homework help, live, Florida-aligned skills building (includes Common Core), test preparation (SAT, ACT, GRE and others) and comprehensive writing assistance. Skills building is designed for grades K-12, and covers core subjects such as math, science, history, English and language arts, including advanced college preparatory level courses.

HelpNow makes learning fun, easy and effective with a writing lab, video tutorials, individualized learning plans, and homework assignment tracker. Interactive features include Meet Online Study Groups to schedule meetings with friends to study online, Brainwave to share movie-like notes and ideas, Flashbulb to access and create flashcards, and Cloudpack to integrate materials to share with tutors.

The Adult Learning Center offers adult skills tutoring, GED and U.S. Citizenship test prep, computer/software literacy and more. CollegeNow and the Foreign Language Center provide additional resources to students. Find HelpNow on the JPL for Kids or JPL for Teens page.


Job seekers can brush up on interview techniques, get live online interview practice from trained coaches, and receive expert resume/cover letter assistance. Users may download a variety of resume templates and browse a library of national, regional and local job resources, available 24/7. Job coaches can help target jobs best suited to your interests and qualifications. Recent high school/college graduates and job seekers can identify their ideal job opportunities using eParachute, an online resource inspired by the best-selling career guide. Find JobNow on the JPL Career and Job Resources page.

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