At Brooklyn Park Library, every Monday through Wednesday, you will find homework help in every subject for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
"Whatever subject kids study in school, we're willing to help out with," says Stephanie Morse-Noland, who has been a volunteer tutor for two years. "We’re not just telling them how to do the work, but trying to get them to utilize how to use what teacher told them in class, how to use the textbook, and how to utilize how to pick up these concepts on their own."
Hennepin County Library offers the Homework Help program to students for free at 12 different branches during the school year. About 200 volunteers help 1,500 students each year.
"Members in our community are so talented and they have so much to give, and we really try to match the skills they have and the skills they want to offer with the students they want to work with," says Katherine Debertin with Hennepin County Library.
Students and volunteers build rapport with one another too. Tenth grader Johneve Chelleh has been coming to the program for two years and her mother says she has improved to be an A-B student.
"She is doing well in her schoolwork and she is very happy to come to the library every day," says Evelyn Flomo.
If you are interested in learning more about Hennepin County Library’s Homework Help program, visit the website
. You can also learn more about free online tutoring available each day from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.
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