BACK-TO-SCHOOL: Five online tutor websites and resources for students of all ages

Posted at 11:26 AM, Jul 31, 2015
and last updated 2016-07-25 15:49:51-04

Many students who need help with schoolwork or homework turn to a tutor.  Often, finding someone to help with math, English, or science is as easy as asking your teacher or school counselor.

But these days, help isn't limited to schools.  If you are connected to the internet, help with your homework is just a couple of clicks away.

We've rounded up a handful of websites with live tutors who can help walk you through problems, essays, and projects.

Chegg Tutors -

Get help with any subject—from exponential equations to expository essays. Tutors can help out instantly or schedule a lesson with your preferred tutor at a convenient time. You'll be able to chat, use video, upload documents and write on a shared whiteboard.

Pearson Smartthinking -

Smarthinking began in 1999 as an innovator in connecting students with highly qualified educators via the Internet. Since that time, Smarthinking has grown to become the premier provider of research based, research proven online tutoring to help institutions of higher education increase student achievement, boost retention, and enhance learning. Students in over 1,000 colleges and universities use Smarthinking’s services every year.

The Princeton Review -

For 30 years, The Princeton Review has been the destination for college and grad bound students to make their dreams a reality. Last year alone, we helped more than 3.5 million students get into a great college or grad school. How do we do it? Online and in-person tutoring and test prep from top-notch educators as well as more than 150 books that provide test prep help to college admissions advice.

Sylvan Tutoring -

With Sylvan’s online tutoring program, every session is live through the computer. Your child and his or her tutor work together in real time, talking to each other throughout the session. This allows your child to ask questions and get instant feedback and encouragement.

Growing Stars -

Growing Stars is the pioneer in affordable online tutoring. Our program is designed for convenient and effective tutoring, wherever you may be. With our individually tailored curriculum and one-on-one tutoring sessions, we help children develop a renewed interest in learning. The result? Better study skills, which leads to grade improvement in school. We will help your child realize that they have what it takes to be successful!

And if you just need a little help, here are three more sites that may be able to answer your simpler schoolwork questions:

Factmonster -

Fact Monster is an ideal reference site for kids ages 8-14 that provides entertainment and educational resources. It combines the contents of an encyclopedia, a dictionary, an atlas, and several almanacs loaded with statistics, facts, and historical records. A single search engine allows you to search all these sources at once.

SparkNotes -

SparkNotes mission is to help you make sense of confusing schoolwork. We are well qualified to lend a hand: we're graduates of top schools, we have advanced degrees galore, we've taught undergraduate and graduate classes, and we've edited books on Shakespeare, The Scarlet Letter, and the SAT (and that's just the S's!). We work with experts to create books, blogs, quizzes, and flashcards that will help you master hard material.

CliffsNotes -

CliffsNotes is the original (and most widely imitated) study guide. CliffsNotes study guides are written by real teachers and professors, so no matter what you're studying, CliffsNotes can ease your homework headaches and help you score high on exams.

Good luck and get learning!