• Free Online Tutoring Continues through Knox County Public Library

    tutor.com Last year, the Knox County Schools participated in a pilot program called TutorTN that offered students in the Knox County Schools free access toonline tutoring. Free access to TutorTN will continue but will now be available to students by using their Knox County Public Library card.

    TutorTN offers students the ability to connect online with expert tutors in all core academic subjects and writing for one-to-one homework help or tutoring sessions. Students can use home computers, mobile phones and tablets to access the service, which is provided through Tutor.com and offered through the Tennessee State Library and Archives.

    Since the TutorTN program began in September 2013, Knox County Schools students have engaged in more than 2,000 free tutoring sessions. Of students who took advantage of the live one-to-one sessions, 95 percent felt that the service helped them be more confident in their school work, 93 percent felt that the service was helping them improve their grades, and 94 percent would recommend the service to their friends.

    Knox County Public Library cards are free of charge. To get a card, visit any Knox County Public Library and show proof of name and residence. The library card is provided on site. Each public library card has a unique number, and that number is required to access TutorTN. For a list of locations of the Knox County Public Libraries, visit www.knoxlib.org/about/hours-and-locations.