9 Paid Resources, and 6 Free Ones.
As promised inÂ last week's post, “15 online Math tutoring and help options“, this week I am following up withÂ online resources for those seeking help with the subject of English.
Many of the paid optionsÂ below were also includedÂ in last week's post, since quite a few of them are not just specific toÂ Math, but we have replaced a coupleÂ of these with new resources. The free options cited here are all new, and several are useful for more than justÂ English. I'm sureÂ you'll find some helpful resources here.
- The Online Writing Lab from Purdue: This site provides a wealth of materials in well organized format. The content appearsÂ geared towards Higher Ed and High School.
- Ginger, “The Write Solution”: This helpful tool can be run on line to check spelling and grammar, or downloaded and used in conjunction with other applications. While it is not an instructional tool per se, it can certainly help students learn and correct spelling and some other language issues.
- Fact Monster: This handy site also includes help in other subjects (including Math).
- Guide To Grammer and Writing: This site providesÂ aÂ main page that isÂ graceful in it's simplicity, withÂ information and resources groupedÂ into 6 categories.
- The Writing Den:Â See “Tips-O-Matic” for simpleÂ tips on Sentences, Paragraphs, and Essays. Site also smartly includes this guide for teachers aboutÂ “Incorporating WritingDEN into your class curriculum”.
- English-Zone.com: This site provides a lot of resources in the form of quizzes and testsÂ – it may be just as (or more) useful for teachers as for students.
PAID TUTORING RESOURCES
- Englishtutorsonline.com:Â This site offers a variety of services, including one free lesson or proofreading if youÂ sign up this month.
- Global Scholar:Â This site offers online tutors in many subjects, 24×7. They haveÂ some free student resources as well.
- Smarthinking.com:Â These folks are well known â€“ theyâ€™ve become quite popular because they work with many educational institutions as a supplemental support tool, but they also offer individual tutoring plans.
- Tutoringclub.com: This site guarantees â€œto improve academic performance in less time and at a lower cost than any other programâ€.
- 1-1tutor.com: This site offers a 2 week free trial. The testimonials sound quite genuine, and the free trial and professional site design impressed me.
- Tutor.comâ€™s English section: This site looks impressive and it provides paid tutoring in a wide variety of subjects. $20 for the firsty 30 minutes. Looks like itâ€™s worth a closer look.
- Tutorvista.com: This site was the top pick from this Wall Street Journal online article about online homework help.
- Tutapoint.com: This interesting site offers help videos categorized by topic, at tiered prices (such as $1.99 for a day), as well as one on one tutoring (at $14 per half hour).
- TutorCentral.net: The link Iâ€™ve provided here goes directly to a page that explains how to submit a tutoring request to this site.
As I mentioned last week, I do not haveÂ direct personal experience withÂ the sites listed above. I selectedÂ only sites that appeared to beÂ professional and legitimate (there were plenty of other sites that I discarded because they did not). Some of these sites are well known, and I am confident that all of themÂ should provide functional services. Of course, if anyone has experiencedÂ otherwise, or wishes to add to the list, please comment and fill us in!
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