Need Homework Help? We've Got You Covered!

November 27, 2017 | Daniel

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The Toronto Public Library is pleased to offer access to Brainfuse, a database that provides online homework help for students in grades K-12.

Between 2 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily (excluding holidays when the library is closed), students can connect with professional tutors online. Students communicate with tutors using an interactive whiteboard to write, draw or copy and paste text or images relating to homework problems.

Here's a sample of the interactive whiteboard as I attempt to solve for X while the tutor cheers me on:

Brainfuse - whiteboard sample

Turns out I'm super smart and didn't actually need her help, but I think you get the idea. Students are able to use the whiteboard or type questions directly into the chat box. 

Tutors are available to help with math, reading, science, social studies, history, geography and language arts. French-speaking tutors are available. Tutors are screened, hired and managed directly by Brainfuse. They are professional tutors, graduate students and college faculty members. Over 80 percent of tutors have a Master’s degree or Ph.D. in their field.

Brainfuse also includes practice tests, support for adult learners, writing assistance, skills building and more. 

Brainfuse screenshot

Brainfuse is available from home and the library. Free access is provided with a valid Toronto Public Library card. The creation of a personal account is not required to get live homework help. Creating an account will allow you to save your homework help session, submit a writing assignment for review and feedback, use the SkillSurfer section, submit a homework question without connecting to a live tutor, and use the Brainfuse apps on a phone or tablet.

For full instructions, visit this page: Getting Started with Brainfuse.

Happy learning!