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Brainfuse  MPL Special Link
Having trouble with homework? Brainfuse can help! Seven days a week, from 2:00pm to 11:00pm, live tutors can assist you one-on-one with understanding and better responding to your assignments. Help is available for all grades, from first grade to college level classwork. Subjects taught run the gamut from basic reading and math to chemistry and calculus! Tutoring is available in both English and Spanish. In addition to live tutoring, Brainfuse offers a Writing Lab; SAT, GED and ACT test preparation; shareable flash cards, tests and games (that you can create!) and group study support. Resume and cover letter assistance is also provided for adult job seekers. Brainfuse is generously sponsored by The Elizabeth J. Tellier Foundation.
Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.
EL/Civics Online
EL/Civics Online (English Literacy/Civics) is a useful site for ESL teachers and tutors to help them create and develop lesson plans in the area of U.S Civics. Topics include U.S History, U.S Government, Civic Engagement and the Naturalization Process. The site is free and includes two tutorials for teachers, one for lesson planning and the other for adapting materials.
LearningExpress Library  MPL Special Link
Be ready for school or career tests. Some of the practice tests available are: ASVAB, AP, SAT, ACT, GRE, civil service, GED, U.S. citizenship, firefighting and law enforcement. Many others are included, plus tests for sharpening basic skills. Free registration provides you with a personal account to monitor your progress. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.
Mango Languages  MPL Special Link
Have you ever wanted to learn a foreign language? Now's the time to try out Mango Languages, an easy to use approach to basic or complete language learning.
Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.
National Institute for Literacy
An online directory of literacy and tutoring programs. Enter your zip code or city and state to find programs that will help you with reading and writing, GED, English as a second language, and math.

 
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