Don’t Let Homework Get You Down


There’s no way around it. With school, comes homework. But help is available! Check with your teacher, your school or local library for after school tutoring.

Look for programs like this one at the Fayetteville Public Library.

Homework Helpers

Location: Fayetteville Public Library

401 W Mountain St, Fayetteville, AR, US, 72701

The National Honors Society of Fayetteville High School will be available for tutoring for grades first through ninth in all subjects. They request that the student brings homework, worksheet, or paper to work on. All tutoring is on a first-come, first-served basis and is located in the back of the children’s library at the tables. This program is free and will take place between 4 and 6 pm each Tuesday and Thursday. Many libraries offer e-learning resources on their websites too! You don’t have to do it alone!

Whether you need math help, writing advice or project ideas, check out some of these homework resources available on the web. (Always ask your adult before going online.)

Bill Nye

The website features links to episodes of the Bill Nye Saves the World series and learning guides for different topics from the original Bill Nye The Science Guy series, under the “Learn” tab, along with other science resources.

Brain Pop


Brain Pop Jr.

Brain Pop features short animated movies, plus quizzes and materials on many subjects. Note that this is a paid subscription site but there is also free content available which includes some movies and a library of educational games.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. They also have tools for parents and teachers to help them coach and empower students.

Merriam-Webster’s Word Central

Word Central is a language center on the Web for kids featuring Merriam-Webster’s Online Student Dictionary, Daily Buzzword, and interactive word games, as well as homework help and lesson plans for parents and teachers.

National Geographic Kids

Includes extensive coverage of science, geography, history, and more, with articles, maps, photos, and videos.

PBS Learning Media for Students

PBS LearningMedia for Students is a teacher-managed environment that allows students of any age to create their own learning experiences by engaging with innovative content.

Read, Write, Think

ReadWriteThink offers a wide variety of study materials and interactives to help students with key literacy areas including writing, reading, arithmetic.

Science Bob

This is a website from science teacher Bob Pflugfelder, who drives around in a mobile lab, made from an old ambulance and has appeared on media outlets like “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” It offers experiments and videos to get kids excited about science.

Smithsonian Education

The ’Students’ section of Smithsonian Education features a number of interesting educational resources students can explore by topic. Four major categories are covered: Art, Science and Nature, History and Culture, Peoples, and Places.

Study Geek is a nonprofit website where Ph.D. experts help with math homework. The site offers helpful explanations and sample problems for all types of math.


By Karen Rice