Online Homework Help

In this article about online tutoring in the New York Times (Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006), Alina Tugend breaks online homework help sites into two groups – those that give students learning strategies and resources and those that provide access to real live tutors via instant messaging.

Tutor.com and Brainfuse.com were pulled out as two of the prominent tutor sites, both of which have been around for about eight years and are largely available through school and library programs which subscribe to their services. Tutor.com, for instance, can be found in 1,500 libraries in the U.S.

Of the homework help sites that do not provide live tutoring, the following were mentioned in the article:

www.cosmeo.com
www.studybuddy.com
www.homeworkspot.com
www.askforkids.com
www.nationalgeographic.com/homework
www.sparknotes.com
www.figurethis.org
www.growingstars.com

Also mentioned is Dial-A-Teacher (1-888-986-2345), open September to May, from 3:30 pm to 7 pm Monday through Thursday. Dial-A-Teacher is financed by the Rochester (NY) Teachers Association and last year answered 15,000 calls.

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