Phila. Free Library Now Provides Tutoring!!!

Posted by on November 22, 2002

Children and youth in Philadelphia now have a great homework assistant. Kids in grades 4 to 12 can visit their branch library to get quick help from qualified tutors. The Free Library of Philadelphia now offers LEAP Online Live Homework Help, an online tutoring service that connects students to expert tutors in math, science, social studies and English via the Internet.

This free service allows children to come to designated branches or the Central Library in the city from November 18, 2002 to June 30, 2003, from 3pm-6pm and receive homework help with a live tutor.

The first branches to come online are: Cecil B. Moore Branch, 2320 W. Cecil B. Moore Ave. (215-685-2766); Lehigh Ave. Branch,601 W. Lehigh Ave. (215-685-9794); Independence Branch, 18 South Seventh St.,(215-685-1633); South Philadelphia Branch, 1700 South Broad St. (215-685-1866); and the Children’s Department of! Central Library, 1901 Vine St. (215-686-5369).

LEAP Online Live Homework Help is simple to use. Children and teens log on to designated computer terminals at the above-mentioned libraries, and the subject they need help in. Students are immediately connected to a tutor in a one-on-one session for up to 20 minutes of help. Don’t expect tutors to write papers for students.

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