See You in the Stacks Adult Newsletter

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How to Ignite Your Mind Through the Rio Rancho Public Libraries

Brainfuse is one of many FREE resources available to customers of the Rio Rancho Public Libraries. Brainfuse provides educational services for all students who need assistance with their studies, from elementary school, through middle and high school, into college and graduate school.

Students who are seeking help in reading, writing or arithmetic are able to log into Brainfuse and use the assistance available. Online tutoring is available to help with homework from elementary school through college levels, every day from 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM MDT. All tutors have a four-year degree and prior teaching or tutoring experience. Papers may be downloaded to the writing lab and a response from a writing specialist will be sent the next day with suggestions on organization, focus, word usage, and grammar.

Brainfuse has many resources to help students get ready for college and also offers preparation services for graduate school. College entrance test preparation is available with free practice tests for the ACT and SAT. The newest function Brainfuse offers is assistance in filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, which is a free online application to determine financial aid eligibility for students attending college.

Parents of students who may not be old enough to access Brainfuse, are able to create an account and utilize homework help and all of the other services available to the student. The parent corner provides articles on how to communicate with the student’s teachers, and links to credible websites if the student has a learning challenge. There are articles on how to use Brainfuse with the student, and this resource keeps track of the student’s progress.

Other Brainfuse features include:

  • The ability to use flashcards or create unique flashcards.
  • A LEAP learning platform with diagnostic tests so that students are able to target where they need to concentrate their studies.
  • High school equivalency test preparation packs, with instructions on how to register for the GED and strategies on how to answer test questions.
  • Practice tests for the GRE, GMAT, TABE, the TEAS and HESI for nursing school, and the ASVAB - the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery. 

Brainfuse is for all learners and includes continuing education for adults. The adult learning center offers English Language Learning with a live language lab, U.S. Citizenship Test preparation guides with practice tests, and computer and technology help with lessons to learn Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Students can even learn to code in C++, Java and SQL.

Now that you know about some of the services Brainfuse has to offer, you are ready to ignite your mind through the Rio Rancho Public Libraries.

Log in here with your library card.   (This link takes you to a login page through our catalog.)

Click on the blue Login button and then go through the sign-up steps to create a new account to use all of the useful Brainfuse services.

Find Brainfuse on our library website under Teen Resources or Education & Employment.