Library offers online homework help

Maya Kukes

HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Homework help is just a computer away for local

students.

Children in fifth through 12th grade can get homework assistance via

the Internet at a computer at Burbank Central Library.

The program connects students to a tutor for up to 20 minutes of

homework help in math, science, social studies or English. Students sign

up for an allotted time.

The free service is offered to students from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday

through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The program used is

similar to one available online through home computers that charges about

$100 a month.

Although many students don't yet know about the homework help, library

coordinator Holly Ziman is confident the program will catch on.

"It's really helpful for kids who are doing their homework when the

schools are closed and the teachers aren't around," Ziman said. "Using

this computer they get adult expertise, for free."

The tutors are certified teachers, college professors, professional

tutors and graduate students from across the country.

Ziman hopes that in the future, students will be able to access the

help through computers at home.

The Burbank Central Library is at 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd. For more

information, call the library at 238-5589.

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