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Brainfuse is an online educational portal that specializes in one-to-one tutoring, study skills-building, and career assistance through its HelpNow™ and JobNow™ services.  Brainfuse boasts a state-of-the-art routing and staffing system to ensure that students receive help in a timely fashion even during periods of high demand.  All tutors have a four-year college degree and submit to a rigorous selection and training process.  Additionally, Spanish-speaking tutors are available.  Brainfuse’s policy is to provide explanations of concepts – not just answer.

HelpNow is a unique tutoring and study suite designed for patrons of all ages.  It consists of expert tutoring including one-to-one online homework help, state-aligned skills building, writing assistance, an adult learning center, foreign language center, and 24/7 question center.  Further, its study tools include access to a testing center, group study collaboration tools, and flashcard creation.  The Brainfuse Mobile App provides access to HelpNow anywhere.

JobNow is Brainfuse’s premium job coaching service. Its distinctive suite of resources for job seekers includes on-demand access to trained career experts who provide live, one-to-one interview coaching and resume assistance.  Brainfuse job coaches provide live, online assistance in strategically targeting jobs best suited to a patron’s interests and qualifications.

El Portal

El Portal is a collection of databases that provide free access anytime to resources that are otherwise unavailable for free on the Internet. This includes newspapers, magazine and journal articles, and reference books such as encyclopedias.

Materials are available for all age ranges and interests. "El Portal" is administered by the New Mexico State Library.  The New Mexico State Library licenses these resources for all New Mexico residents through funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

New Mexico residents can freely access El Portal from any internet connection 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  El Portal uses a technology called Geo-IP authentication. Geo-IP authentication checks the IP address of the device you use to access the resources and compares it to a database of all IPs known to originate within New Mexico. Once your IP address is validated as an IP address within New Mexico, you can access El Portal online resources without being asked for any logon or password.