Help Guide to Brainfuse

Getting Started with Brainfuse

  • Brainfuse is an eLearning platform offering online homework help with professional tutors. Tutors are available to help with Math, Reading, Science, Social Studies, History, Geography and Language Arts for students in grades K-12. Spanish-speaking tutors are available. Students communicate with tutors using an interactive whiteboard to write, draw, copy/paste text or images relating to homework problems. 
  • Creation of a personal account is not required to get live homework help.

What You Need

  • A valid Larkspur Library card. 
When is Brainfuse available?

  • Brainfuse is available every day from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. PDT, excluding holidays when the library is closed.
To Use Brainfuse Online Tutoring Help (HelpNow) on a Computer:

  1. Access Brainfuse HelpNow
  2. Select "Live Tutoring"
  3. Select your grade and subject
  4. Click "Get Live Help" to enter the online classroom; you will be connected with a tutor who will provide online assistance
Are there services available for adult learners?

  • The Adult Learners section provides support in areas such as core skills building, career and resumé resources. You will need to create an account to use this section.
Do I need to create an account with Brainfuse?

You
only need to create an account if you would like to:

  • save your homework help session
  • use the Brainfuse HelpNow iOS or Android app
  • submit a writing assignment for review/feedback
  • use the SkillSurfer section
  • submit a homework question to get help without connecting to a live tutor
Can I use Brainfuse on a library computer and from home?

  • Yes. Brainfuse is available from home and the library.
  • If you are using Brainfuse from home, you will need to enter your library card number and PIN.
Do I have to complete the survey that comes up at the end of my session?

  • The survey after the homework help session is completely optional. It is used to gather feedback on the homework help provided. Close the window or leave everything in the boxes blank to skip the survey.

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