October 15, 2008

Brainfuse Online Homework Help Now Available from TPL

Have you ever been stuck on a homework assignment, and wish you had a tutor who could help you understand the material? Now you can, thanks to the Troy Public Library

The Library now offers Brainfuse, a live homework help service. Students in 3rd through 12th grades can connect one-on-one to a trained tutor for assistance in math, science, English, and social studies. Tutors are available 7 days a week, from 2 pm-11 pm.

Using Brainfuse is easy. First, go here to download and install the Quick Connect software on your home computer.

After installation, access Brainfuse by clicking on the "Information On-Demand-All Day, Every Day" link in the middle of the Library's homepage. Click Online Tutoring from the subject list then click Brainfuse. A "virtual" whiteboard will appear, allowing you to chat with your tutor, or to draw diagrams, follow examples, and more.

Brainfuse also features a 24-hour writing lab, where you can submit their papers and get feedback about their assignments.

Please let us know about your experiences with Brainfuse!


Anonymous said...

I could not connect to an online tutor on saturday evening

Phillip Kwik said...

We apologize for this. When I tried to log on soon after you on Saturday night, I had no problem.

If this ever happens again, please email a description of the problem to techroom@troymi.gov, and we will help you out.

Anonymous said...

Can you put a link for the service on the main page of the library? Hate to say it but not many people dig into the depths of old technology blog posts.

Phillip Kwik said...

Yes, this is coming. We just wanted to work all the bugs out of Brainfuse first before giving it a lot of publicity.

We will have a prominent link on our current site, and will feature it as we move toward our new site.

Stay tuned!