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Prepare for College @ Summit Library

Upcoming Programs
Brainfuse
Test Prep Books
Job & Career Accelerator
Learning Express
Tutor.com
Teen Volunteers
 

Brainfuse HelpNow is now available with your Summit Library card. Brainfuse HelpNow is an all-in-one suite of tutoring services designed for a wide range of academic needs whether it’s tackling a tough homework problem, mastering a particular topic, or writing a paper.

Skill Surfer |LEAP | Live FAFSA Help | eParachute

SkillSurfer

SkillSurfer is a comprehensive library of captioned video lessons and practice tests prepared by the Brainfuse Academic Team in a variety of core academic skills.  Practice tests include PSAT, SAT, ACT and AP exams.

LEAP

LEAP helps you build academic skills through targeted lessons, quizzes, and live, online tutoring. LEAP creates your learning plan based on a skills assessment that you take at the beginning of the course. To begin learning, click on the link to one of the courses assigned to you in the “Pending Courses” section below. You can also click a completed course to review your work.

Live FAFSA Help

Get live help filling out your FAFSA application. Experts can assist with any application questions (e.g. which line to use from their tax returns). Experts will never request sensitive personally identifiable information.

eParachute

Are you a recent graduate searching for what to do with your education? Or a career-changer wondering where else you could go with your hard-earned skills? Or a job-hunter who just doesn’t like the options in front of you?

Dream up your next career with eParachute:

  • Discover your most loved strengths,
  • Explore hundreds of potential career paths, and
  • See how well careers match what you love to do most.

Inspired by the best-selling career guide of all time.

Test Prep Books at Summit Free Public Library

The library has a College Prep section, that has guides to help you in your decision-making process.  Click on the links below to browse our collections of test prep and college entrance materials.

Job & Career Accelerator

  • Visit the library’s website,
  • Mouseover to resources,
  • Click Job and Career Accelerator
  • Log in with your username and password for Learning Express

Helpful tips:

  • Fill out the Interest Matcher, or Skills Matcher to match you to possible careers
  • Search for Scholarships and Schools
  • Look at current trends and occupation data
  • Learn to create a strong resume and cover letter
  • Learn the basics of filling out a Job Application

Visit LearningExpress Library here

Register:  Click the register button to register for the service.  Answer all of the questions on the page, and press the register button.  Make sure you remember your login credentials

Login:  If you already have a user name and password, click the green Login button on the top of the screen.  Enter your user name and password, and press the enter key.

Once you are logged in to Learning Express, select College Preparation Center.  

You can select this from the menu at the top of the screen, or by scrolling through the images in the center of the screen

Mouseover to practice the following tests:

  •  PSAT/NMSQT
  • ACT
  • SAT
  • AP Exams:  Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English Language and Composition, English Literature, Environmental Science, European History, US Government, US History, Statistics, World History

Types of Tests

  • Simulation: This is a timed test.  There is no way to pause the test once you have begun it. There are count down clocks visible to show you how long you have for the section, and how long you have for the test.  You have the option of finishing the test later.
  • Practice tests:  You will see answer explanations after your test is complete.
  • Learner Tests: You will see answer explanations after each question.

You can click the square below a question to “Skip the question”.

After you answer a question on the screen, click either of the following buttons on the upper right-hand side of the screen.

  • Next – To continue your progress on the test
  • “Score My Test” – To see your results in real-time and suggestions on how to improve your skills

Other things you can do with LearningExpress:

  • Tutorials:  The basics of each assessment test, and how to prepare for them
  • Download eBooks:  Workbooks for each exam
  • Essays:  The basics of writing  a college essay
  • College Placement Tests:  Once you are accepted into a school prepare for the ACCUPLACER, COMPASS, and ASSET placement tests.

Let Tutor.com help you with your college entrance exams!

Hey High School Juniors and Seniors!
Did you know? Tutor.com can help you on your path to college. Thinking about the SAT® or
ACT®? Your score is a key component of your college admissions process. Be sure to check
out Tutor.com’s SAT/ACT Essentials service, free with Summit Library’s Tutor.com service. SAT/ACT Essentials, powered by the world leader in test prep, The Princeton Review®, will give you the edge you need to reach your target score.

With this free service you’ll be able to:

  • Complete a full-length practice test and see your score.
  • See the areas in which you need to improve.
  • Watch videos to learn important test-taking strategies.
  • Take practice drills to help raise your scores!

We know that preparing for college can be overwhelming. Fortunately, SAT/ACT Essentials
is available 24/7—so can easily fit study time into your busy schedule. Just remember: Getting into your dream school takes more than great test scores. Tutor.com can also help you boost your GPA with free academic tutoring from expert tutors. Get ondemand homework help, assistance in writing a strong college application essay, and more! All you need is your Summit Library card! Click here to get started. 

Become a Teen Volunteer at Summit Free Public Library

Volunteering at a local organization looks great on your college application. Consider becoming a Teen Volunteer at Summit Library.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have changed our Teen Volunteer Program, so that you can complete more tasks from the comfort of your own home if you choose to do so. For more information, click on this link.  

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