Schedule a Free Virtual Tutoring Session to Help Your Students Succeed!
Thanks to a new program at the Goleta and Santa Ynez Valley Libraries, local Kindergarten – 8th grade students are now able to schedule free, online, one-on-one appointments with knowledgeable tutors to receive personalized help with their homework, all from the comfort and convenience of their homes!
Tutoring sessions are offered by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Appointments will be either 30 or 60 minutes long and can be scheduled through a form on the library’s Request Homework Help webpage. Once you schedule an appointment, a friendly library staff member will send a confirmation email containing your reservation details and a link to the secure meeting room for your tutoring session. Appointments are held using the free meeting platform GoToMeeting, which allows students to video chat with tutors directly and share their screen for an interactive tutoring experience.
During tutoring sessions, students can get help with their homework assignments or receive general subject-specific tutoring to boost their skills in certain areas. From assisting with math problems to looking over English essays, our tutors are happy to provide students with the support they need to complete their homework with success. Tutors will also be able to help students use the library’s free online homework help resources for additional research and learning, including BrainFuse HelpNow!, ProQuest Homework Central and Britannica School, which can be accessed anytime for around-the-clock academic support. A library card is not necessary to receive online homework help, but it is required to access the library’s free homework resources on the website. If you don’t already have a library card, you can sign up for a free library eCard here, or stop by the Goleta, Solvang or Buellton libraries in person to register for a physical card during Sidewalk Service hours on Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The library’s Homework Help tutors are caring volunteers who are excited to help our area youth, and many are community members with years of experience in education and working with children. All of our tutors have received training and background checks and are looking forward to helping students reach their goals.
“We are so happy that we can connect local students with our wonderful tutors and provide this valuable resource to help them succeed in school,” says Goleta Valley Library Children’s Librarian Elizabeth Saucedo.
If you would like to volunteer as a tutor in the Homework Help program, please contact Goleta Valley Library Supervising Librarian Brent Field at firstname.lastname@example.org or (805) 690-5137 for details and to receive an application.
The Homework Help and Tutoring program is funded by the California Adult Education Program grant.