Homework Help

Live Homework Help

tutorTutor.comFree Homework Help – An online tutoring service that connects students to qualified tutors in math, science, social studies, and English via the Internet. Online tutoring is available from 3 pm to 9 pm everyday. Note: Yonkers Public Library card needed.   Click here to download the app.  


Homework Help in the Library

Homework Helper program provides homework assistance to school children in grades 1-7 during after school hours at the Riverfront and Will Branches.

Riverfront Library, One Larkin Center, 914-337-1500, x428
During the school year, Mondays – Wednesdays 4:30-6:30 pm, Thursdays 4:30-6 pm in the Arts & Crafts Room.

Grinton I. Will Branch, 1500 Central Park Avenue, 914-337-1500, x306
During the school year, Mondays – Wednesdays 4-6 pm, Thursdays 4-5:30 pm in the Projection Room.

Crestwood Branch, 16 Thompson Street, 914-779-3774
September 25 – October 31, 2017, Mondays – Thursdays, 3:30-5 pm

 


Homework Resources Online

Biographies

s9(1)Biographical Dictionary – Features more than 33,000 notable people from ancient times to today.  It has some of the characteristics of Wikipedia; users can edit and contribute to the biographies on the site.

biography_in_contextBiography in Context (in GALENET) – Contains biographies searchable by date of birth, nationality, and more. Note: Yonkers Public Library card needed to access information from home.  

 

Elementary School

kidsinfobitsKids InfoBits – For students in kindergarten through grade 5, featuring a kid-friendly interface with full-text elementary reference sources and magazines.

tumblebooks
TumbleBooks
– An online collection of animated, talking picture books, reading comprehension quizzes, educational games, and teacher resources.  

abcmouseABCMouse.com (available in library only) – Helps kids learn through phonics, and teaches lessons in math, social studies, art, music, and much more.  For ages 2-6 years old.  For a 3-week home access trial, click here.

 

Encyclopedias 

Britannica Academic –  Includes Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools.

Britannica School – A source for all grades (Pre-K-12) and all reading abilities.  Available at three levels–elementary, middle, and high.

 

Literary Resources

literatureresourceLiterature Resource Center features information on literary figures from all time periods in such genres as fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, history, and journalism. 

NoveList Plus – Reader-focused features such as reading recommendations, series information, book reviews and more.

novelist k-8

NoveList K-8 Plus – Specifically targeting grades K-8. Provides recommendations, series information, book reviews and more.

 

Magazines & Newspapers

generalonefileGeneral Onefile (in INFOTRAC) – A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.

ny timesHistorical NY Times & NY Times Full Text (1851-2013) – Includes all the articles published since the first issue of the paper in 1851. Provides full text and full-image articles with digital reproductions of every page, every article, and every issue in PDF format. Note: Yonkers Public Library card needed to access information from home.   

 

Study Resources

gcfGCFLearnFree.org creates and provides quality, innovative online learning opportunities to anyone who wants to improve the technology, literacy and math skills needed to be successful in both work and life.  It contains over 1100 different lessons ABSOLUTELY FREE.

khanKhan Academy contains over 4500 videos covering K-12 math; science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and the humanities; and playlists on finance and history. Each video is approximately 10 minutes long, designed for viewing on the computer.

learningexpressLearning Express – Offers tutorials for building school skills in math, science, social studies, and English.

 

Oopposingviewpointspposing Viewpoints in Context – Viewpoint essays, articles, statistics, primary documents, and other reference sources on social issues.
 

school centerSchool Center – Offers worksheets, lessons, videos, and more resources for study, test prep, and careers.   

 

 

Test Practice

learningexpressLearning Express – A collection of practice tests including ACT, SAT, TASC, PRAXIS, COOP/HSPT, and study aids.