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Posted on: March 12, 2021

On-Demand, Anywhere Online Tutoring for Kids and Adults

New BrainFuse HelpNow

Laconia Public Library is excited to announce the launch of Brainfuse – on-demand, anytime, anywhere eLearning for children and adult learners. Through Help Now™ students communicate with live tutors using an interactive whiteboard to chat, write, draw, copy/paste text or images, and graph homework problems. Using the CloudPack feature, students can store and upload MS Word, Excel, JPG, and other accepted file types directly onto the whiteboard. All live sessions are saved and can be replayed as well as shared with friends and teachers by email. In addition, to live tutoring, The Writing Lab and the 24/7 Center options give users the freedom to receive assistance at any time of the day without connecting to a live tutor. Users can submit papers through the Writing Lab for detailed feedback. 24/7 Center is for non-writing assignments such as math or science. All reviews and comments from our tutors are found and stored in the Message Center which is found on the student homepage. 

The Adult Learning Center is the adult learners’ version of HelpNow™ where patrons can access High School Equivalency prep, US Citizenship test prep, resume assistance, Microsoft Office support, and Career Resources. The Writing Lab, Send Question, and Skills Building is also included in the Adult Learning Center suite. 

The study tool LEAP helps patrons build academic skills through targeted lessons, quizzes, and live, online tutoring. LEAP creates a learning plan based on a skills assessment that is taken at the beginning of the course. 

For students who prefer to work independently and form their own online study group, HelpNow offers MEET, which allows students to schedule their own online sessions using the Brainfuse MEET whiteboard which is specifically designed for a group setting.     

Brainfuse is available to all Laconia Library patrons on any computer, or mobile device with an internet connection. To access this new service, please visit the library’s website at www.laconialibrary.org, and click “My Account”. For more information, please call the library at 524-4775 ext. 12, email at info@laconialibrary.org, or text 556-4666.

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