Live Homework Help
Tutor.com – Free 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: Password is your 4-digit library card pin #.
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 Library, Will & Crestwood 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
During the school year, Mondays – Thursdays, 3:30-5 pm in the Children’s Room.
Homework Resources Online
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 Context (in GALENET) – Contains biographies searchable by date of birth, nationality, and more. Note: Yonkers Public Library card needed to access information from home.
Kids InfoBits – For students in kindergarten through grade 5, featuring a kid-friendly interface with full-text elementary reference sources and magazines.
TumbleBooks – An online collection of animated, talking picture books, reading comprehension quizzes, educational games, and teacher resources.
ABCMouse.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.
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.
NoveList Plus – Reader-focused features such as reading recommendations, series information, book reviews and more.
NoveList K-8 Plus – Specifically targeting grades K-8. Provides recommendations, series information, book reviews and more.
Magazines & Newspapers
General 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.
GCFLearnFree.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.
Khan 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.
Learning Express – Offers tutorials for building school skills in math, science, social studies, and English.
School Center – Offers worksheets, lessons, videos, and more resources for study, test prep, and careers.
Learning Express – A collection of practice tests including ACT, SAT, TASC, PRAXIS, COOP/HSPT, and study aids.