Free tutoring websites, such as TutorChatLive, and sites that charge for homework help, such as Tutor.com, provide students with the opportunity to chat online with a tutor. Local schools and libraries often sponsor free tutoring hotlines or websites for students within the community.
TutorChatLive is a nonprofit organization based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and staffed by volunteer tutors in various subjects. The site targets underprivileged students in grades six through 12, but accepts questions from scholars across the nation. Users must set up a free account to access the site's features, and a tutor must be available in the specified subject area, but there are no time limits or fees associated with the service. Registered users can also post homework questions on the website's forum to get help from other students in the community.
Tutor.com caters to middle and high school students and includes subjects such as Advanced Placement calculus and SAT test prep. The website uses a team of qualified tutors and offers monthly packages that include one to three hours of tutoring per month. Some local organizations, including the San Jose Public Library, offer free homework help through Tutor.com.