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About: HelpNow is an online academic service designed to support many learning needs and styles. The database offers three main sources of learning: expert instruction, peer-to-peer collaboration, and self-study.

HelpNow

HelpNow Brainfuse: Live Online Homework Help

Service:

The HelpNow database offers service in different categories for a variety of age groups and academics:

  • Homework Help: An online classroom, where students get help from a Brainfuse tutor.
  • Skills-Building: Expert tutoring and lessons
  • 24/7 Help Center: Submit homework questions, and a tutor will provide you with a response (usually within 24 hours).
  • Foreign Language Lab: Expert homework assistance and support for students who are learning a foreign language.
  • Writing Lab: Two types of writing assistance:
    • Live Writing Assistance: Live online tutor for expert writing assistance. with our live help feature.
    • Intensive Writing Lab: Submit writing and in 24 hours of submitting your paper, a writing expert will provide an analysis of the paper.

HelpNow is available for K-Adult Learners in the following general subjects:

  • Math, including Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Calculus
  • Science, including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Earth Science
  • Social Studies, including US History, and World History
  • English/Language Arts
  • Writing Assistance
  • Reading Comprehension/Grammar/Vocabulary Skills Building
  • English Literature
  • Spanish Language Help

Access:

A library subscribes to HelpNow, and then users can access it virtually any computer with Internet access, including a library terminal, a home computer, a notebook connected to the Internet via wi-fi. A library card number is needed.

Author:

HelpNow tutors are trained and certified by Brainfuse. All tutors are cleared with thorough background and reference checks, have a four-year degree, and have prior teaching/tutoring experience. All tutors are US-based.

Selection:

I selected this database because teenagers will be working on their papers, and can use some advice on how to construct their research papers from an expert. There are many subjects included and professionals in the field so this database is a good resource for all students. I especially like the live help feature, because it can be helpful during the initial stages of the writing process when they are working on the organizational and thematic features of the paper.