Tutors online

  • Free online tutoring for all ages.
  • Available on computers in the library or at home with your Hennepin County Library card.
  • Tutors are available online every day from 1 to 11 p.m.
  • Get help from a tutor in English or Spanish.
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Tutors at the library

Free in-person tutoring for K-12 students. No advance sign-up needed.

2017-18 school year

Tutors available September 11 to May 24, except on holidays and school vacations.

Check the list of dates when tutors are not available

Schedule

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Homework Help tutoring is made possible by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library.

Math tutoring by specialists provided by Catalyst Learning Center at Hosmer Library on Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., and at Franklin Library on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6-7:30 p.m.

Online resources

General

General

BookFlix

Video storybooks and online nonfiction books for young readers. Includes streaming video, games and educator resources.

Explora Kids

Full-text articles from magazines, newspapers, and reference books about current events, people, places, animals, history and more. Includes primary sources, images and maps. Full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Elementary - middle school.

Explora Teen

Full-text articles from reference books and academic and popular periodicals about health, arts and literature, biography, current issues, geography, history and more. Includes primary sources, images and maps. Full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). High school.

InfoTrac Student Edition

Full-text articles from magazines, newspapers, and reference books about politics, current events, science, history, popular culture and more. 1985-present. High school.

Kids InfoBits

Full-text articles from magazines, newspapers, and reference books about current events, people, places, animals, history and more. Elementary school.

Research in Context

Covers cultures, government, people, U.S. and world history, geography, literature, science, and social issues. Includes books, images, biographies, audio, video, magazines, newspapers, creative works, primary sources, and more. Middle school.

Student Resources in Context

Biography, literature, history, science, current events, multiculturalism, and more. Includes full-text articles, primary sources, essays, critical analyses, timelines, images, and maps. Middle - high school.

TrueFlix

Scholastic True Books on nonfiction topics. Projects, lessons, and activities help build knowledge on people, places, history, science, and nature.

Encyclopedias

Encyclopedias

Britannica Library

Full-text articles, plus primary sources, news, websites, videos, images, magazine articles, online books, and an interactive atlas. Resources categorized for children, teens, and general reference.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos (World Book)

Información sobre gente, lugares, objetos, acontecimientos e ideas para los estudiantes de primaria a secundaria. Incluye enlaces a periódicos en español de todo el mundo. Aprovecha esta enciclopedia para investigar y divertirte.

Encyclopedia Americana

Media, tables, facts and figures, maps, abstracts from magazine articles, websites, and related articles covering geography, science, literature, history, and more. Includes Americana Journal, a searchable database of events organized by nation and/or international organization and by date. High school - adult.

Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia

Full-text articles, images, maps, audio files and multimedia. Research Starters offers suggestions for topics to study and a research plan for each topic. Covers science, geography, social studies, literature, history, and more. Middle - high school.

Grolier Online

Cross-search two or more resources at once. Includes animals, biographies, countries, science and more.

Kids eLearn: التعلم للصغار

التعلم للصغار General reference developed for young Arabic speaking students with articles, illustrations, videos, and engaging games and activities.

La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre

Ofrece artículos enciclopédicos completos con fotos, mapas y sonidos. Incluye lecturas seleccionadas para estudiantes de español acerca de la historia, la geografía y la cultura del mundo de habla hispana.

New Book of Knowledge

Full-text articles as well as world history timelines, science projects and experiments, and tips on research, studying and writing. Elementary - middle school.

World Book Kids

Full-text articles on people, places, science, animals, history, and more. Includes videos, images, audio files, science projects, maps, and games. Elementary school.

World Book Online (Student)

Full-text articles on geography, history, science, and current events. Includes biographies, videos, and quizzes. Middle - high school.

History and biography

History and biography

American Indian Experience

Articles on the Native tribes of North America as well as primary sources, including treaties, speeches, traditional tales, maps, and images.

Biography in Context

People from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. Includes images, audio files, and articles from magazines and reference books.

FreedomFlix

United States history and current events from the colonial era through today. Includes online nonfiction books, articles, videos, and project ideas. Elementary - middle school.

U.S. History in Context

Primary sources, secondary sources, and full-text journal articles covering all areas of U.S. History. Middle - high school.

World History in Context

Primary sources, secondary sources, and full-text journal articles covering world history from antiquity to the present. Middle - high school.

Countries and states

Countries and states

America the Beautiful

State history and current events. Includes images, maps, an almanac, timelines, quizzes and games, and biographies. Elementary - middle school.

CultureGrams

Country histories, cultures, statistical data, embassy contacts, images, maps, audio files, and recipes. Includes U.S. states.

FreedomFlix

United States history and current events from the colonial era through today. Includes online nonfiction books, articles, videos, and project ideas. Elementary - middle school.

Lands and Peoples

Information on the land, climate, people, and government of each country and individual U.S. states. Includes an almanac, maps, images, timelines, and statistics. Middle - high school.

ScienceFlix

Resources for science exploration and student research support. Includes nonfiction articles with read aloud option, videos, current events, career information, and experiments.

Science

Science

Amazing Animals of the World

Encyclopedia with information and images on animals from aardvarks to zebras. Elementary school.

New Book of Popular Science

Articles, news, science projects, biographies, and games covering a broad range of science subjects. Includes projects and experiments. Middle - high school.

ScienceFlix

Resources for science exploration and student research support. Includes nonfiction articles with read aloud option, videos, current events, career information, and experiments.

Science in Context

Overviews, full-text articles, images, websites, and videos covering earth and life science, space, technology, mathematics, and science history and biography. Includes science experiments.

Pro/Con

Pro/Con

CQ Researcher

Current and controversial issues with detailed discussions of pros and cons, summaries, bibliographies, and links to related stories. Goes back to 1991.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Social issues covered by pro/con viewpoint essays, topic overviews, primary sources, biographies, court-cases, articles, statistics, charts and graphs, images, and podcasts.

Points of View Reference Center

Essays on controversial topics that examine multiple sides of current issues. Includes charts, graphs, and research guides. Middle - high school.

Books and authors

Books and authors

Literature Resource Center

Biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline. Includes criticism, plot summaries, and dictionary of literary terms. Goes back to 1400.

NoveList K-8 Plus

Resources for finding fiction and nonfiction titles for children and teens by topic, genre, grade level, and Lexile score. Includes read-alikes, discussion guides, reviews and articles. 

Spanish

Spanish

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos (World Book)

Información sobre gente, lugares, objetos, acontecimientos e ideas para los estudiantes de primaria a secundaria. Incluye enlaces a periódicos en español de todo el mundo. Aprovecha esta enciclopedia para investigar y divertirte.

La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre

Ofrece artículos enciclopédicos completos con fotos, mapas y sonidos. Incluye lecturas seleccionadas para estudiantes de español acerca de la historia, la geografía y la cultura del mundo de habla hispana.

K-12 Educators Newsletter

A quarterly email newsletter with resources and services from Hennepin County Library to use with your students in kindergarten through grade 12.

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