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Education briefs

October 13, 2003

Students may use free online tutors


Western Maryland Public Libraries provide Tutor.com services in partnership with Washington County Free Library.

Washington County students in grades four through 12 can visit the library to get immediate, free help from online tutors. They can access the Web site from home by using their library card number.

Live Homework Help on Tutor.com connects students to expert tutors in math, science, social studies and English via the Internet. Last year, more than 150,000 students used Live Homework Help at public libraries across the country.

Students log on to designated computer terminals and enter their grade level and the subject in which they need help. Students are immediately connected to a tutor in an online classroom for up to 20 minutes of help.

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The tutors are certified teachers, college professors, professional tutors and graduate school students from across the country.




Penn State Mont Alto plans open house


MONT ALTO, Pa. - Penn State Mont Alto will host a fall open house for prospective students on Sunday, Oct. 26, from 1 to 5 p.m.

Prospective students and their families will have the opportunity to tour the campus; learn how to apply to Penn State; talk to the financial aid counselor; meet students, faculty members and athletic coaches; and learn more about programs and opportunities available to Penn State Mont Alto students. Refreshments will be provided.

The event is free. All prospective students are encouraged to attend. RSVP by calling the admissions office at 1-717-749-6130.

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