Thursday, February 5, 2009
Director's Corner, by Sandra Collins
Did you know that Northland provides access to tutoring to students of any age, in just about any subject? Our online tutoring service Northland Tutor is open from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., 7 days a week, every day of the year (except Christmas, New Year’s and Easter). Whether you are in kindergarten or college, writing a resume or just can’t remember how to calculate the square footage of carpet needed, someone is available to help. Just log into Northland Tutor from http://www.northlandlibrary.org/ and click on “Northland Tutor” – select your grade level (K-12, college or adult) and subject and ask your question.
You can log in at Northland, from home or any other site with Internet access. You will need a Northland borrower’s card if accessing Northland Tutor outside of the library. The service is available to all residents of communities within the North Allegheny and North Hills School Districts. All tutors are certified and have been through background checks through Tutor.com, the service provider.
We are able to provide Northland Tutor through the financial support of the Northland Public Library Foundation, Praxair Corporation and Magoo’s Bar and Bistro. This is just one of the many ways Northland supports the lifelong learning efforts of our communities.
Books I’m Reading:The Autobiography of Henry VIII by Margaret George
The Main-Travelled Road by Hamlin Garland
The Ape Who Guards the Balance by Elizabeth Peters
The Scold’s Bridle by Minette Walters.