Education & Test Preparation

Online Resource Tutorials

The Garland Libraries offer video tutorials on how to use many of our online resources.  Learn how to use Value Line, Mango Languages, Testing and Education Reference Center, Chilton Auto Repair and many more. Also included are tutorials on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, Gmail, Google Photos, and Goodreads.

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A collection of online instruction resources plus tools to help you pass the test for school, for work or for yourself.

  1. Adult Learning Center
  2. Driving Tests
  3. Education Reference Books
  4. Gale
  5. Jobs & Career Gateway
  6. Learning Express
  7. Mango Languages
  8. Peterson's Test and Career Prep
  9. Udemy
  10. Universal Class
  11. VetNow


  • Real live tutors are available 7 days a week from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. 
  • Test prep and study resources are available anytime 24/7.

No wait times for connecting to a real tutor!
No cutoff time: the tutor stays with you until you understand!

  • Pass the GED: Get LIVE test coaching, take practice tests, and access helpful resources
  • Prepare for the US Citizenship Test: Practice tests and resources to help you prepare
  • Test Center: test prep with instant scoring. Share your results with a tutor for targeted skills building.
  • Writing Lab: get live writing assistance or, better yet, submit your work for a full critique within 24 hours.
  • Write a Winning Resume: Our HelpNow writing experts will help you craft a winning resume and cover letter
  • Microsoft Office Help: Connect with one of our LIVE experts to learn MS Word, Excel or PowerPoint
  • Career Resources: Tips and resources to start your job search

For more information visit the Adult Learning Center FAQ page.

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See also: SkillSurfer in HelpNow

SkillSurfer is a learning library with thousands of lessons, quizzes and tests. A "Get Live Help" button above a lesson or quiz connects you to a live online tutor.

SkillSurfer lessons, quizzes and tests include: 

  • Elementary, Middle and High School
  • College Now
  • Computers & Technology (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Programming Language Certifications)
  • College Prep (AP, ACT, SAT, PSAT, TOEFL iBT)
  • Adult Learners (ASVAB, CBEST, TABE, Citizenship, Nursing (TEAS, HESI), High School Equivalency (GED, HiSET, TASC))
  • ESL
  • Parents Corner (videos and helpful articles)