Find It Friday - Changes Coming For Tutor.Com
Tutor.com is a great service, and the one behind the Homework Louisiana service. It's one the library subscribes to, to cover those hours when Homework Louisiana is not available. (Please use Homework Louisiana if it is available, though.)
May 1st, Tutor.com will be changing its look, and adding some new services. The new version of the homepage looks very similar, at first, but scrolling down reveals a section they describe as "task-oriented", where you can find quick links into some of the older features that were harder to find, and some of the newer features.
These new quick links let you get right to things like dropping off essays to be reviewed, connect with a tutor in several areas, take practice tests and get them graded, or drop right into preparing for the ACT & SAT.
One little-known feature of Tutor.com, and one highlighted by the new change, is help for people trying to find a job. They have job search databases, tutors you can ask questions, and even a service for dropping off your résumé for having someone look over it and provide suggestions to help you get your foot in the door at a new job.
Brand new is a major section for high school students taking AP Classes. There are a wide variety of materials made available for studying and practicing tests in the four most commonly taken AP Classes. There's also a section with resources for applying for college, including information on the Common App now being used by many colleges to allow a student to apply to a wide variety of colleges and universities in one simple application.
For now, these changes are mostly focused on the Tutor.com website. However, over the next few months to a year, these changes are expected to percolate down to the Homework Louisiana site.