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Free 24/7 Online Tutoring Available to All Students

All Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District students have access to free 24/7 online tutoring. All students may take advantage of the California State Library's tutoring service HelpNow. High school students may also use HelpNow or Paper Learning. Learn more about both programs below.

California State Library's HelpNow Program —
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*Available for all California students in grades K-12.

HelpNow, live real-time homework assistance is available by laptop, tablet, or phone from qualified tutors using state curriculum and standards. Around-the-clock assistance is available in English and Spanish for language arts and mathematics, and between 10:00 am and 10:00 pm, assistance is available in core K-12 subjects in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, and Tagalog.

Tutors can provide a virtual whiteboard, conduct live audio interactions with students, and work with learners on a wide range of concepts. Tutors do not provide answers—they provide guidance and help. Tutoring sessions may be monitored for completeness and pedagogical effectiveness. All tutors have passed background checks and possess, at a minimum, a bachelor’s degree. 

Anyone using a computer inside of California can benefit from the live HelpNow program courtesy of the California State Library. The average wait time is 23 seconds. Users with valid library cards can log into the service and receive additional benefits. Learners can request to continue working with their preferred tutors or access a “writing lab” to drop off written work and receive feedback. Students can pose a question and get a written answer returned to them, review past sessions, send and receive messages to tutors, and organize tasks.

*Available for all PYLUSD high school students for the 2022-2023 school year.

Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District high school students have access to live 24/7 online tutoring through Paper Learning. Students can access Paper Learning via a Chromebook, computer, or mobile device.
Paper Learning provides support in math, science, social science, English/Language arts, and writing including the Essay Review component where students can upload their essays and receive feedback within 24 hours. High school students may access Paper Learning either through Clever or by logging in directly at with their PYLUSD Google account.
Here are some videos to help further explain Paper Learning.
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