A recent grant from the Martha' Vineuard Bank Charitable Foundation is making it possible for all six Island libraries to offer free online tutoring, according to an announcement from the MV Library Association.

The association has partnered with the national online education company Brainfuse to provide free, real-time tutoring and homework help online to all Martha's Vineyard library cardholders. The announcement further describes the service:

"Brainfuse HelpNow is an online learning platform that provides real-time tutoring and homework assistance in core subjects (math, reading, writing, science and social studies), test preparation and other learning tools. Brainfuse HelpNow provides support for learners of all ages, with an emphasis on assisting students in K-12 subjects. All tutors have at least three years of teaching experience and a bachelor’s degree, and over 80 per cent of tutors have a master’s degree or a Ph.D. in their field. Online homework help, writing assistance, and collaboration tools are available 24 hours a day, with live tutoring available from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. All live tutoring sessions are saved and can be replayed as well as shared with teachers."

The program is available seven days a week to anyone with a library card issued by any of the six Martha's Vineyard libraries, according to the announcement.