Free Tutoring and Homework Help Resources for Connecticut Kids
Many families are searching for ways to cut back on expenditures in order to stay within the family budget. Tutoring is one of those things that some children absolutely need yet it can be quite expensive. Parents should check into their local library to see if they offer services of some kind. For example, The New Milford Library has a homework help page that includes coverage of most topics including math, science, history and music. They even have a long list of homework help links. At the New Haven Free Public Library they provide reference assistance, homework help and readers advisory at the Young Adult desk weekdays after school. Call Sunnie at (203) 946-8130 ext. 234 for assistance.
The Fairfield Public Library launched a new program this Fall for students of all ages: live, one-to-one help from certified tutors online 24/7. Any patron with a valid Fairfield Public Library card can access the online services from the library or right from home. A resume writing service is also available. The service is completely free for the Fairfield community.
At the K-12 Student Center: Students can get help with math, science, social studies and English, Standardized test preparation and college entrance exams. At the College Center: Besides subject-specific help, students can prepare for the GED and get resume help or prepare for graduate school entrance exams. And at the Adult Career Center: Adults going back to school can get subject-specific help, prepare for the GED, get resume help or prepare for the citizenship exam.
Students get immediate feedback, writing tips and strategies as well as proofreading. Each center includes 24/7 access to thousands of resources including study guides, worksheets, videos and more in math, science, social studies. English and more.
Just go to www.tutor.com/fplct. For more information call Dawn LaValle 203-256-3154 or visit them online www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org.
Those who don't live in Fairfield or New Milford aren't out of luck. Salman Khan who has presented at Ted TALKS has created video tutorials that are about 10 minutes each and are absolutely free to anyone with a computer. If you need more practice on a given topic, you can get that, too. Math, from 1+1= 2 up to calculus as well as some science tutorials are available. There are additional tutorials being added and updated all of the time. As a side note, if you don’t know about TED TALKS, go to their website. Amazingly talented people talk on important, relevant or just fascinating topics in 10-18 minute videos. It can be addictive (and enlightening).
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