PTA and Parent Resources
Beginning in December the Library, Digital Services, began highlighting Brainfuse HelpNow, which offers free online tutoring. This is a fantastic resource provided to all of New Mexico through the State Library.
The services provide students and adults of all ages with live online tutoring and homework help in English and Spanish from 2 pm - 11 pm and includes 24/7 access to a comprehensive library of interactive tests, including academic skills assessments, standardized tests, and New Mexico-aligned tests. All residents actually have access to this and access the state most libraries promote the access, it really is a good thing out there for all
For some people, it might be useful to know that all Brainfuse Certified Higher Education Tutors reside in the United States, possess a master’s degree or higher, have prior teaching or tutoring experience, and submit to background checks.
All tutors undergo a rigorous selection and training process that includes background and reference checks, multiple screening interviews, skills testing, and extensive preparation - the tutoring is much more than just simple online help.
HelpNow offers a comprehensive suite of online academic services designed to support many learning needs and styles.
- Expert Help : Get live online homework help, skills building, writing assistance, and more from Brainfuse-certified tutors - Kindergarten through college-level. Available from 2 to 11 pm, 7 days a week.
- Study Suite : Featuring our Test Center (testing and video tutorials) and Flashbulb (flashcards), our Study Suite contains powerful assessment and learning tools. Available 24/7.
- Collaboration Suite : Form study groups with friends, work on class projects, and share knowledge with others using our innovative collaboration suite. Available 24/7.
- Adult Learning Center : Adult Learning Center offers test preparation (including the GED and the USCIS citizenship test), Microsoft Office help with live tutors (2 – 11 pm) and a unique academic skills center featuring live, online tutors (2 – 11 pm).
Brainfuse JobNow Resources
The same service also provides for JobNow, we aren’t promoting it as the “feature” this month but another good one to know and promote.
JobNow provides you with practical tools to help you get a job.
- Live Interview Coaching : Patrons can brush up on interview techniques or get live online interview practice from trained job coaches. Job coaches and patrons communicate via live chat in our online classroom. Available from 2 to 11 pm, 7 days a week.
- Resume Lab : Job seekers receive expert resume/cover letter assistance from trained experts. Users are also able to download resume templates or browse resources for producing better resumes. Uploaded resumes are returned with assistance (usually within 24 hours).
- Career Resources : 24/7 access to career assessments, and recommended websites for job applications and career discovery.