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Memphis Public Library offers free assistance for grades 3-5
With kids back in school, homework is starting to pile up. If your child needs help understanding work in order to finish assignments, you’re in luck. Memphis Public Library & Information Center (MPLIC) 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.
“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 Stephanie White, director of communications.
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.
Homework Coaching Centers are currently located at the Frayser, Hollywood, Parkway Village, and Whitehaven branch libraries as well as the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library Children’s Department. • For information, call 415-2700.
— Meena Viswanathan