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Learning Services - Online Resources

Career & College Community Resources Education Government & Political Science
Language Instruction Spanish Language Students K-12 Testing & Tutoring

 Career & College

Adult Learning Center from BrainFuse provides live, professional assistance in résumé/cover letter writing, career coaching, GED and U.S. citizenship test prep, college placement prep, Microsoft Office Essential Skills series and more.

Career Transitions is a complete, guided, self-paced application that walks the individual through the process - taking stock of the current situation, assessing strengths and interests, exploring new opportunities, improving chances of getting a job and finally taking the plunge and pursuing the next opportunity. Workers are guided by clear and concise information about career paths, industries, economies and companies - organized around simple-to-navigate portals that combine overviews with statistical information and Web tools to help make well-planned career choices.  

Career Overview is a non-commercial website with relevant, reliable and up-to-date career and job information to help make better, more informed career choices.

Florida Choices Planner is a Florida Department of Education database for information on careers, Florida public and private postsecondary institutions, national institutions, and financial aid. Users can make career plans, develop résumés and complete job search activities online. Includes targeted resources for adults, educators, parents and students.

HelpNow from BrainFuse provides free tutoring and skills-building for K-12, college and adult learners. 24/7 access to skills assessments and sample tests. Live help and test prep aligned to Florida standardized tests, SAT/ACT/GED, English/Language Arts, Foreign Language Lab, Writing Lab, Math (algebra to calculus), Science, and Social Studies. Includes the Adult Learning Center for help with GED and U.S. citizenship tests, writing a résumé and cover letter, and learning Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint). Live assistance available every day: 2 to 11 p.m. Assistance in these subjects is also available in Spanish.

JobNow from BrainFuse provides on-demand access to live, expert coaches for every stage of your job search. Live interview coaching and interview toolbox, career resources including personality and career assessments, and expert resume assistance. Includes the Adult Learning Center for help with GED and U.S. citizenship tests, writing a résumé and cover letter, and learning Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint). Live assistance available every day: 2 to 11 p.m.

Occupational Outlook Handbook provides career information and expected employment prospects for many job positions from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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 Community Resources

2-1-1 First Call for Help Broward offers community information and referrals for health and human service resources in Broward County. Compiled from The Community Resource Inventory, a project of The Coordinating Council of Broward, and other resources from 2-1-1 First Call For Help, a private non-profit 501(c)3 agency.

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 Education

Adult Learning Center from BrainFuse provides live, professional assistance in résumé/cover letter writing, career coaching, GED and U.S. citizenship test prep, college placement prep, Microsoft Office Essential Skills series and more.

Broward County Public Schools offers information and statistics about the nation's sixth largest school district. The web content can be accessed in Creole, Portuguese and Spanish.

Broward School's Virtual Counselor is a section of the Broward Public Schools website that allows parents and guardians to access their child's student information on topics such as attendance, academic and assignment history, marking period grades, schedules and test scores.

EducationAtlas.com links to education and test preparation sites.

ePrep is a comprehensive study program to prepare students for the SAT, PSAT, ACT, SSAT, and PLAN. These online, video-based, test-preparation courses can be used in the library or accessed from home 24/7.

HelpNow from BrainFuse provides free tutoring and skills-building for K-12, college and adult learners. 24/7 access to skills assessments and sample tests. Live help and test prep aligned to Florida standardized tests, SAT/ACT/GED, English/Language Arts, Foreign Language Lab, Writing Lab, Math (algebra to calculus), Science, and Social Studies. Includes the Adult Learning Center for help with GED and U.S. citizenship tests, writing a résumé and cover letter, and learning Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint). Live assistance available every day: 2 to 11 p.m. Assistance in these subjects is also available in Spanish.

JobNow from BrainFuse provides on-demand access to Live, expert coaches for every stage of your job search. Live interview coaching and interview toolbox, career resources – including personality and career assessments, and expert résumé assistance. Includes the Adult Learning Center for help with GED and U.S. citizenship tests, writing a résumé and cover letter, and learning Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint). Live assistance available every day: 2 to 11 p.m.

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 Government & Political Science

Fedforms is an official site to provide citizens and businesses with a common access point to federal agency business and citizen forms.

Findlaw provides federal and state legal information and forms.

Florida Legal Forms is a database that contains a listing of selected official State of Florida and U.S. legal forms ranging from adoption to worker's compensation, plus a Legal Terms Dictionary. Forms can be downloaded, completed and then either printed, e-mailed or saved to an external device you provide.

My Florida is an official web portal of the State of Florida, providing access to the web sites of all State of Florida agencies.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services provides immigration and naturalization forms.

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 Language Instruction

BBC Languages provides online international language courses produced by the British Broadcasting Corporation with primary emphasis on instruction for the business and tourist traveler. Instructional materials include books, audio, video and web tutorials.

Byki is a powerful language learning system that uses flashcards to teach you a set of words or phrases. It is the fastest possible way to lock foreign words and phrases in your long term memory.

Language Learning Library is a learning portal providing instruction in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

Powerspeak Languages Whether you want to learn a language for personal enrichment, business or to travel, Powerspeak Languages, Gale's online interactive language resource is a breakthrough in learning foreign languages.

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 Spanish Language

Broward e-tutor Tú tienes tareas escolares y nosotros te podemos ayudar. Tutoría gratuita e interactiva en varias materias incluyendo matemáticas, ciencias, estudios sociales e inglés para los estudiantes de kínder a 12avo grado, nivel universitario básico y para estudiantes adultos. Disponible en español de domingo a jueves, de 2 a 10pm. Ayuda disponible en inglés todos los días de 2 a 10pm.

Diccionario de la lengua española es el diccionario español de la referencia de la lengua publicó por la academia real española.

GobiernoUSA.gov es el portal oficial del gobierno de los Estados Unidos.

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 Students K-12

Broward e-tutor Free, interactive tutoring in math, science, social studies and English for students in grades K-12, introductory college levels and adult learners. Available every day: 2 to 10 p.m. Assistance in these subjects is also available in Spanish.

ePrep is a comprehensive study program to prepare students for the SAT, PSAT, ACT, SSAT, and PLAN. These online, video-based, test-preparation courses can be used in the library or accessed from home 24/7.

HelpNow from BrainFuse provides free tutoring and skills-building for K-12, college and adult learners. 24/7 access to skills assessments and sample tests. Live help and test prep aligned to Florida standardized tests, SAT/ACT/GED, English/Language Arts, Foreign Language Lab, Writing Lab, Math (algebra to calculus), Science, and Social Studies. Includes the Adult Learning Center for help with GED and U.S. citizenship tests, writing a résumé and cover letter, and learning Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint). Live assistance available every day: 2 to 11 p.m. Assistance in these subjects is also available in Spanish.

Universal Class is an online educational service providing a diverse offering of intellectually stimulating courses for people interested in the lifelong pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. Lifelong learning not only enhances social inclusion, active citizenship and personal development, but also competitiveness and employability. Over 500 courses available.

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 Testing & Tutoring

Adult Learning Center from BrainFuse provides live, professional assistance in résumé/cover letter writing, career coaching, GED and U.S. citizenship test prep, college placement prep, Microsoft Office Essential Skills series and more.

BrainFuse provides live chat and other assistance for students, job seekers and adult learners. See listings Adult Learning Center, HelpNow and JobNow for additional details, and click those links to access the services.

Broward e-tutor Free, interactive tutoring in math, science, social studies and English for students in grades K-12, introductory college levels and adult learners. Available every day: 2 to 10 p.m. Assistance in these subjects is also available in Spanish.

EducationAtlas.com links to education and test preparation sites.

ePrep helps students of all ability levels reach their educational goals by offering expert instruction in a way that is engaging, convenient, and student-adaptable.

HelpNow from BrainFuse provides free tutoring and skills-building for K-12, college and adult learners. 24/7 access to skills assessments and sample tests. Live help and test prep aligned to Florida standardized tests, SAT/ACT/GED, English/Language Arts, Foreign Language Lab, Writing Lab, Math (algebra to calculus), Science, and Social Studies. Includes the Adult Learning Center for help with GED and U.S. citizenship tests, writing a résumé and cover letter, and learning Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint). Live assistance available every day: 2 to 11 p.m. Assistance in these subjects is also available in Spanish.

JobNow from BrainFuse provides on-demand access to live, expert coaches for every stage of your job search. Live interview coaching and interview toolbox, career resources – including personality and career assessments, and expert résumé assistance. Includes the Adult Learning Center for help with GED and U.S. citizenship tests, writing a résumé and cover letter, and learning Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint). Live assistance available every day: 2 to 11 p.m.

Testing & Education Reference Center provides detailed information on colleges, universities, private secondary schools, specialty programs, and scholarships. Test preparation section provides practice tests and test preparation materials for numerous academic, civil service and licensing tests. More than 70 complete e-books are included. Individual registration required for test prep and scholarship search.  

GED Online (Only available by contacting Learning Services) is available at the library or at home through Learning Services. You must be able to read on a 9th grade level, be computer literate and have an email address and phone. The GED Online covers the five subject areas: writing, social studies, science, reading and mathematics. Features include 116 lessons, timelines, video tutors, customized prescriptions and an online fx-260 calculator.

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