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East Regional Library offering new online programs

Personalized homework help in the core subjects of math, reading, writing, science and social studies, including SAT preparation, is now available through your local library.

It’s called Brainfuse HelpNow, and all library patrons need is a computer with internet connection.

East Central Regional Library has announced the launch of Brainfuse – on demand, anytime, anywhere eLearning for all ages and levels. Included in the HelpNow suite is the Adult Learning Center, which gives adult learners access to GED prep, U.S. citizenship test prep, resume assistance, Microsoft Office support, and Career Resources, which lists job search links.

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HelpNow provides different learning solutions for students of diverse needs and backgrounds. Students communicate with live, online tutors using an interactive, virtual whiteboard to chat, write, draw, copy/paste text or images and graph homework problems.

Learners also can build their skills and prepare for tests through HelpNow. After taking a quiz, for instance, students can then connect directly with a live tutor to review the topics and questions covered in the quiz. Both student and tutor can view the quiz questions before the student goes on to answer an intensive test prep, which may include loading lessons onto a whiteboard.

All live tutoring sessions are saved and can be replayed and even shared with friends and teachers.

The Writing Lab and the Send Question Center options give HelpNow users the freedom to receive assistance at any time of the day without connecting with a live tutor. You can submit papers through the Writing Lab for detailed feedback.

The Send Question 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.

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

Brainwave is a recordable whiteboard where students can draw, write and chat and send it to others for feedback.

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East Central Regional Library announced the launch of Brainfuse JobNow – a versatile online service designed to support every step of the job search process.

JobNow features live online coaches who can assist with resumes, cover letters, job interview preparation, and much more. JobNow will be available to all library patrons from home. To access this free service, visit

JobNow features the following services:

• Live Interview Coaching: 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. In addition to live interview coaching, patrons enjoy 24/7 access to interview tips and career resources.

• Resume Lab: Submit your resumes any time through the JobNow Resume Lab, and a job coach will send it back within 24 hours with detailed feedback and suggestions for improvement. You can also download resume templates or browse resources for producing better resumes.

• Career Resources: Enjoy access to a carefully selected library of job resources. In addition, Brainfuse job coaches can target jobs best suited to your interests and qualifications.

• Adult Learning Center: The Adult Learning Center provides foundational, career-enhancing skills to job seekers. In addition, it offers test preparation (including the GED and the USCIS citizenship test) and a unique academic skills center featuring live, online tutors.

For more up-to-date news and information about East Central Regional Library, visit or follow the library on Facebook.

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