State Online Tutoring Service Gets Expansion
The state’s online tutoring service, www.homeworkla.org, is expanding hours and adding additional features that includes live tutoring, test prep, class help and even job search assistance. Louisiana’s Head Librarian Rebecca Hamilton says its academic assistance for anyone.
“Some people need to take that ACT test or GED to start getting in the job market. We serve people from the womb to the tomb.”
You can access the services online at home with a library card number, or in person at your local library, Sunday through Thursday from 2PM to midnight in both English and Spanish, and even offers assistance in Vietnamese from 6-to-9PM.
“In Louisiana, we are a changing culture, on the coast of Louisiana we have a large Vietnamese population, and we have a large Spanish speaking population throughout the state.”
The service provides online guidance and tutoring, as well as self-study tools, AP video lessons, and practice prep for standardized tests among other services.
The upgraded service comes in the wake of reports that libraries are seeing an uptick in usage, specifically from millennials, nationwide. Hamilton says making tutoring services widely available to students after school, regardless of socio-economic background has had a big impact.
“Parents call saying I cannot get with my kids after school, I work long hours, I am a single parent, and this has really just meant so much to them.”