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Irving Library Offering Students Help with Homework using New Tool

With the new school year starting soon, students of all ages will need some extra homework help.  The Irving Public Library is offering the use of Brainfuse HelpNow .   

With Brainfuse, users receive real-time online tutoring and career assistance from expert instructors. Brainfuse is accessible with your Irving Public Library card. Creating an account is simple.

Brainfuse HelpNow

Brainfuse HelpNow is a free online service that provides academic assistance. Whether you are preparing for an exam, need help with homework, or could use an expert to proofread your writing, Brainfuse can help! 

Live Tutoring- Are you struggling in science, having difficulty in geography, or need help with a math problem? Brainfuse is here to help. Professional live tutors are available seven days a week from 2 to 11 p.m., from the convenience of your home, or wherever you have online access. 

Writing Lab- Do you need advice on a writing assignment? Are you unsure about writing your first research paper? With the Brainfuse Writing Lab, you can upload your document and receive feedback on your writing. Just be sure you submit several days in advance in order to give a day to get a response and time to revise your paper as needed.

Skill Surfer- Writing a persuasive essay? Studying for semester exams? Need help understanding inferences? Are you preparing for the CRT’s? Do you need a refresher on angle measures in polygons? Skill Surfer allows you to select lessons or practice tests to help you succeed!

Summer Camp- You already use Brainfuse during the school year to chat with subject-specialist tutors who can help with tricky homework concepts, but now Brainfuse offers an online Summer Skills Camp! Students in grades 3-12 have the opportunity to stay engaged over the summer through live tutoring, mini lessons, and activities in Math, Science, and Writing. These exercises will help children keep their skills sharp so that they are ready to learn new concepts (instead of rehashing last year’s lessons) when the school year begins.

To access this free IPL resource, visit HelpNow! powered by Brainfuse. Then select a grade level and a subject and start learning!

Brainfuse JobNow

Brainfuse JobNow offers a one-stop-shop for job seekers with Irving Public Library cards. JobNow specialists are available daily to provide live, one-on-one assistance with resume creation, proofreading, and interview coaching. 

Live help is available daily from 2 to 11 p.m., excluding holidays.  

All other JobNow resources are always available.

  • Resume Resources: Take advantage of resume templates and resources to help you create a winning resume, then submit your resume to the Resume Lab for personalized assistance.
  • Job Interviews: Find expert interviewing tips and resources, or connect live with an expert interview coach for one-on-one practice and suggestions.
  • Career Resources: Take an assessment to learn where to begin on your career path or use eParachute to discover your skills and interests, and the careers that match them.
  • Adult Learning Center: Access Microsoft Office help, writing and math skill-building tutorials, and resources to prepare for US citizenship and high school equivalency tests.
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