South Carolina State Library

 


For Immediate Release

 

 

 

Here to Help: SC State Library Offers Tutor.com

 

 

 

COLUMBIA, MARCH 24

 

The South Carolina State Library will offer Tutor.com through Discus - South Carolina's Virtual Library. This temporary offering is available until June 30, 2020 to support students, parents and educators while schools and libraries are closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Tutor.com connects students (and parents!) with expert tutors and career coaches in more than 80 subjects and test prep areas.The Tutor.com K-12 Learning Suite includes live, one-to-one tutoring, a real-time writing center, test preparation, practice quizzes and 24/7 access to worksheets, videos and tutorials.

 

Tutor.com has twenty years of experience providing online tutoring, homework help and test preparation and has served more than 18.5 million sessions. Ninety-five percent (95%) of their survey respondents report that Tutor.com helps them improve their grades, complete their homework assignments and raise their confidence.

 

South Carolina residents can access the online service from the library or from home on any computer or mobile device connected to the Internet. Tutoring is available 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m., seven days per week. This free service is made possible by the State Library of South Carolina.

 

To get started:

  • Visit SCDiscus.org.
  • In the A-Z list of resources, click on Tutor.com
  • Login with your DISCUS account to get immediate access.

 

 

About the South Carolina State Library

 

The South Carolina State Library develops, supports, and sustains a thriving statewide community of learners committed to making South Carolina stronger. The Library serves the people of South Carolina by supporting state government and libraries to provide opportunities for learning in a changing environment. It is the primary administrator of federal and state support for the state's libraries. In 1969, as the result of action by the General Assembly, the State Library Board was redesignated as the South Carolina State Library and assumed responsibility for public library development, library service for state institutions, service for the blind and physically handicapped, and library service to state government agencies. Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., the Library is funded by the state of South Carolina, by the federal government through the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and other sources. For more information, please visit www.statelibrary.sc.gov or call 803-734-8666.

 

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Gator Family,

Good Afternoon!  I hope this message finds you and your family healthy.  As you may have heard, all schools in South Carolina will be closed until April 30.  Our district will continue to use E-learning as a means to provide educational opportunities for students.  Our teachers will continue to work diligently to develop interactive lessons and to communicate with their students.  I understand that these are uncharted waters for everyone and it has caused more stress than normal for our parents, our students, and our teachers.  Remember, we are all in this together so let’s continue to support and take care of our families and loved ones. 

The week of March 30 April 2:

  • March 30 and 31 teachers will be working to prepare lessons for students for the upcoming weeks.  Teachers will not be holding office hours during this time. 
  • Starting April 1, teachers will resume their normal office hours.
  • Spring Break officially starts on April 10 and extends through April 17.  Teachers will not hold office hours during this time and students will not have E-Learning assignments.
  • There will be someone at the school from 8:00 – 1:00, Monday – Thursday, next week.  Please call during this time if you would like to come by and pick-up a Chromebook that you did not receive during the previous Chromebook distribution. 

 

Parents, as always if you have any questions or concerns, please free feel to email me at tklatka@gcsd.k12.sc.us

 

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Our district will be providing lunch and breakfast for all children under the age of 18. These meals may be picked up at the back of Waccamaw Elementary School from 11:30-12:30, Monday - Thursday.  If you don’t live in the Waccamaw area please check the district website for other school locations in Georgetown County.  

Teachers will post lessons to their Google classrooms for students. Online office hours for teachers will be from 8:30 - 10:00 A.M. and from 12:30 - 2:00 P.M. Students will be able to email, message, or send Remind messages to teachers during those hours for help with assignments. 

Spectrum is offering free internet service for families that may not have internet in their homes. To enroll in the program please call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.

HTC has partnered with GCSD to provide free wi-fi during this challenging time. HTC is providing free wi-fi in the parking lots of the following High Schools: Andrews, Carvers Bay, Georgetown, and Waccamaw from 7am until 7pm Monday through Friday. Look on your device for "HTC free wi-fi" to connect. No password is required. Content restrictions are in place. No streaming video will be allowed and no sites with explicit content.




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