Alabama Libraries’ Best Parenting Resource: “Homework Alabama”
Libraries across Alabama have the homework solution that every parent needs: Free, live ‘Homework Alabama’ tutoring.
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Picture this: It is 7:30pm on a Sunday and your child hasn’t started their ELL, social studies, or math homework. Despite your best parenting efforts, it happened again. And this time, the topic is a bit beyond your experience, too!
But there is great news for Alabama parents: public libraries across the state have a free, live tutoring service called “Homework Alabama” that will help you solve this problem any day of the week. Homework Alabama is open from 3pm to 10pm for live tutoring for kindergarteners through college students from qualified professional educators. Subjects include Science, Math, English and Social Studies, and are appropriate for students at all levels and skills.
Check out this short video from WVUA 23 in Birmingham about “Homework Alabama” and how families are using it to help their students succeed:
As you can see, Homework Alabama is where to go when your student needs more help than you can give or that extra help to succeed. And all you need to get started is a library card from any Alabama public or school library. That’s because “Homework Alabama” is funded by the State Library of Alabama with support from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services, as well as by state funds requested in Governor Ivey’s budget and appropriated by the State Legislature. At EveryLibrary, we think this is a great way to bring local and federal funding together for maximum impact.
If you don’t have a personal library card yet, your student can still get access to Homework Alabama — plus more than 70,000 eBooks and many fantastic study aids — through an Alabama Virtual Library card. With the Alabama Virtual Library, your student has full access to an incredible number of top quality research articles and sources. It includes respected school and academic source material from trusted publishers like Britannica Learning, Gale Cengage, EBSCO, ProQuest, and Capstone. If you want your student to get beyond Wikipedia articles and into deeper study resources, we highly recommend the Alabama Virtual Library. And every child — no matter where you live in Alabama or what age — can get their ‘virtual library card’ at their school or public library.
So, if it is Sunday night and the Homework sheet is sitting there staring at you, avoid the “last-minute homework blues” with the live tutors at Homework Alabama and the resources of the Alabama Virtual Library by your side.