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Through a new partnership with Tutor.com, West Virginians of all ages now have access to free, real time, online tutoring, test prep and job help.
West Virginians can access these resources by visiting TutorWV.com. Curator of the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History Randall Reid-Smith announced the partnership Wednesday in a regular media briefing with Gov. Jim Justice.
“It’s from 10 o’clock in the morning to 10 o’clock at night. There’s 200 subjects that you can study,” Reid-Smith said. “It’s by grade level, it’s by subjects, and all you got to do is go [online], and you click a purple button that says ‘connect now.’ And that takes you to all of the wonderful live tutoring.”
Along with live tutoring, students can use a drop-off review service for essays and math problems.
If students choose to create a free account, they can keep working with the same tutor. The website also has self-guided resources, such as practice quizzes, video lessons and test-preparation resources like the ACT.
“[TutorWV.com] can help people prepare for their SATs, for their LSATs for law school and for their MCAT for medical school,” Reid-Smith said. “So it’s a great, great opportunity.”
Jobseekers also have access to a plethora of resources, such as live interview preparation, help with job searches and applications, and resume and cover letter help. An expert will respond to these submissions within 12 hours.
“I’m incredibly proud to support this program and look forward to seeing the positive impact it’ll have on our state,” Justice said in a news release. “Since taking office, my administration has made it a priority to improve our academic programs. We owe it to our students to give them the best opportunities imaginable. On top of that, this program also addresses the need for career growth for our citizens.”
A similar announcement was made last week for some southern West Virginia counties where 7th and 8th graders have 24/7 access to academic support through Tutor.com. This program is through a partnership with GEAR Up Southern West Virginia.