For most of us, the old saying, “You don’t know what you have until it is gone,” rings so true right now. During these unprecedented times, nearly 300 million students worldwide have been displaced from school. Parents and guardians have now essentially become the teacher. Personally, I have never been more grateful for what the teachers do for our children and the countless hours spent to offer a high level of education to our kids.
Although teachers are doing their best to be available to their students, they can’t be there 24/7. There is another option to help the students out if they are struggling with a subject. Chatham County Schools offer a 24/7 online tutoring for 6-12 graders through The Princeton Review: Homework Help. This is an amazing lifeline for at-home learning.
Below is a detailed description from the school on how to utilize this service.
How to access Homework Help online:
-Sign-in to your Chromebook or laptop provided by the school, then open Google Chrome.
-With Google Chrome open, you should see a folder in the bookmarks bar labeled CCS.
-Select the CCS folder and choose the Chatham Canvas option from the list.
-When the Canvas platform is open, select your account icon from the left-side menu listing.
-From you account screen, select the settings option.
-Included in the settings list you will see Tutor.com 24/7 Homework Help.
How it works guide:
Access the Tutor.com 24/7 Homework Help link from your Account Settings in Canvas. All students have access to the Canvas through the “CCS” folder from Google Chrome.
Choosing Your Subject:
Click on the drop-down menu and select the subject you need help with. For example, if you need help with an algebra problem, click on the Math button.
In order to maximize the time available, prepare for a session by having a particular concept or question that you would like to work on with the tutor. Tutors can help you with questions from your assignment, proofreading a paper or reviewing a concept from class. In the pre-session survey, please answer a few quick questions so that we can connect you with the best tutor suited for your level and needs.
Working with a Tutor:
When you enter the classroom, you will see a chat window on the right-hand side of the screen and a whiteboard. You can talk with the tutor by typing into the chat box and drawing out a problem together on the whiteboard. Various tools at the left-hand side of the classroom will help you to draw, type, erase and drag and drop shapes as needed. Ask your tutor for a quick tour upon first signing in.
To get help with your research papers and essays, select Share File at the bottom of the screen to upload your document directly into the online classroom. If you save and store your documents in your Homework Help locker, you will be able to retrieve them from the list or you can upload directly from your computer. When the file opens in the classroom, you and your tutor can review the paper together at the same time.
Drop-off Essay Review:
If you are short on time, you can drop your paper off for a tutor to review and provide feedback. Simply click on the Drop-off Writing tab on your account sidebar, fill out a few questions and send your essay in. We will return it back to you with a feedback form on your Previous Sessions page within 24 hours.
We want you Homework Help account to be your own personalized learning environment. With this in mind, we have given you a space to save your favorite tutors, retrieve your archived sessions and essay reviews, as well as, a file storage locker to store documents. You can access these features any time without counting against your allotted tutoring time.
Feedback and Assistance:
Your feedback is important to us and to your school. After each session, please fill out the post-session survey and offer us feedback about your experience. We’d like to know how the tutor helped, your opinion of the online classroom and anything else you’d like to tell us. You can also save, replay, email and print your session. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].
Please know that this online resource has always been available but may have not been utilized or known by everyone. Now is a great time to familiarize yourself and your children with this tutoring option. Also, please remember that although our children are home for the time being, the administration, teachers, and staff at CCS are working tirelessly to ensure that the students’ education is of upmost importance. Thank you, Chatham County Schools, we appreciate you!!