Homework Help Services at the Library
Your child can ace their schoolwork with free academic resources.
The new school year is well underway for some and just around the corner for others. While this can be a time full of exciting new opportunities, it can also be a time of difficulty and struggle for some students. Many important school topics are notoriously difficult, and certain students may feel frustrated or overwhelmed. Fortunately, local libraries have a number of resources that can help, from studying alongside other students to using educational software. Let’s take a look at a few of the most prominent ways libraries provide students with assistance.
Study Groups for All Ages
If your child regularly visits the library, chances are they’ve seen student-led study groups around a few times. Many students, even those who aren’t struggling, prefer to study with their peers, with each person bringing their unique skills and perspectives to the table. These groups are an invaluable resource for struggling students, so encourage your child to ask around and see if they can join one. There are plenty of people knowledgeable in the fields they struggle with and plenty who could use their help in the areas they excel in, allowing each group member to stay academically balanced and well-rounded.
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Peer Tutoring Sessions
Of course, not everyone works well in a group. If your child is the type of person who prefers to work through tough problems in a one-on-one environment, the library is an excellent place to find single study buddies as well. Ideally, they should look for someone with the opposite strengths and weaknesses to them, allowing the two to fill in the gaps in each other’s skill sets.
Variety of Relevant Literature
Of course, being in a library, your child can find information on just about anything they need to know. If they’re ever having trouble with a particular class, encourage them to spend some time poking around the library shelves. They’ll be sure to find something that can shed some light on the matter and give them a better understanding of important concepts. This is especially true for on-campus libraries in more advanced grade levels, which may contain far more technical books than you’d typically find elsewhere, allowing your child to delve into even the most niche topics.
If your child needs to study independently, libraries typically have a wide array of online educational resources that visitors can use freely. Easy Peasy was designed as a freely accessible all-in-one homeschool solution for kids from pre-K all the way through eighth grade. However, the person behind Easy Peasy has recently launched a companion site that even goes through high school, so there’s material for your child to use, no matter their level of knowledge. It’s completely free and works perfectly whether you’re using it to homeschool your kids, or they simply need a bit of supplemental knowledge.
For children who have trouble reading or understanding works of literature, CommonLit is one of the most valuable web resources out there. Offering both English and Spanish language lessons, CommonLit provides countless reading lessons and quizzes to gauge skill growth completely for free. The team running the site has set it up as a nonprofit organization, so your child can access it both at the library and at home without ever having to spend a dime.
Libraries are more important than ever for you and your children entering the new school year. If you’d like to learn more about all the educational materials and community events they offer or how you can help them continue to offer them, feel free to visit our site at EveryLibrary today!
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