Is your child struggling to keep up with homework? If he needs help understanding assignments in order to finish up;, you’re in luck. Memphis Public Library & Information Center is providing assistance through its Homework Coaching Centers.
Every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., students in grades 3 to 5 can receive help with English, grammar, writing, and math homework.
Homework Coaching Centers are located at the following branches: Frayser, Hollywood, Parkway Village, Whitehaven and the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library Children’s Department. • For information, call 415-2700.
“Through research, we found while there are tutoring opportunities to take advantage of, there are few resources nationally for help with homework and practically none locally,” notes Communications Director Stephanie White.
The library’s volunteer coaches are given special training and come from a variety of backgrounds. Rather than tutoring to sharpen skills, volunteers will focus on helping each student leave with a completed assignment. White says they’ve sent notices to school principals to help spread the word about this free service.