Huntley library offers free online tutor and homework help

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The Huntley Area Public Library is now offering some free services that are going to help students who live in the library district improve grades, get help on homework and prepare for tests.

The new service is called HelpNow! and is a free service that provides top notch educational support for patrons. The service allows students to register and get live help from a certified tutor in topics ranging from Algebra to Biology and every subject in between. All they need is a Huntley library card.

They also have test prep to prepare for the ACT or writing workshops where a student can upload an essay or paper they are working on and get free feedback from a real person.

Students can also get live help when they just need to improve on a skill in a class or if they need assistance on Spanish as well.

HelpNow! is just one of many educational support tools offered by the HAPL, they also have every textbook that District 158 uses on the site for students to use when they forget it at school.

“We want to offer the community anything we can,” said Doug Cataldo, Communications Assistant/Webmaster. “We also want to encourage people to keep educating themselves.”

The library also offers “JobNow!” that provides live interview and job skills coaching as well as a resume lab.

 

Library Events

Ace the ACT!

Saturday, January 28 | 9:30 am-12:30 pm (Practice Test)

Monday, Febuary 6 | 7 pm (Understanding Scores and Test Taking Tips)

The HAPL partnered with Sylvan Learning Center of Algonquin. You must register for this program by calling (847) 669-5486 (ex. 21).

Scholarships for College

Monday, January 23 | 7 pm

Karen Marcella from College Illinois Corps is coming to talk about colleges. You must register for this program by calling (847) 669-5486 (ex. 21).

In order to participate in the events and HelpNow! & JobNow! you must have a Huntley Area Public Library Card. To get one stop in the Library with your parent and have them bring proof of residence (drivers license, utility bill, etc). If you live outside the Village of Huntley you can call the HAPL to see if you are in the library district (some of Lake in the Hills is in the library district).

Coming up next week: We will talk about a new music program to allow patrons to download free Mp3 and eBooks at the Library. 

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