The Homework Center
The Homework Center is offered to Canton middle school and high school aged residents. Our mission is to both alleviate school-related stress and to promote a sense of community among Canton students. Teen and tween residents will have access to free tutoring and homework help and also volunteer to tutor others.
During the Homework Center hours, adult and teen volunteers will be available to provide homework help to middle and high school students. There will be no pre-registration; students will be paired with a tutor on a first come, first served basis. There will be a waitlist started if all tutors are occupied. When a tutor and student are finished, the tutor will help the next student on the waitlist.
Students can seek help with math, science, ELA, social studies, reading, and writing. There will also be an “On Task Table” for students who want a distraction-free environment to focus on their work. This area will be staffed with two volunteers and will accommodate up to four students per volunteer.
The Homework Center is currently held in the Maker Space:
Visit our full Event Calendar for full schedule.
Links & Resources
- MCAS Prep - The Massachusetts Department of Education has valuable information about the MCAS test, including PDF versions of the tests with answer keys, practice questions, and previous student answers and scoring guides.
- BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Help - A collection of hundreds of websites arranged by subject that are great for researching papers and finding answers for tough homework questions.
- BPL Homework Help Information - The Boston Public Library also offers free drop in tutoring at various locations around Boston. If you are 13 or older, you can also register for a BPL eCard and use all of their online resources, including subscription databases and homework help links.
- Britannica Online - The best online encyclopedia available.
- American Memory - Free and open access to collections from the Library of Congress of written and spoken words, sound recordings, pictures and videos, prints, maps, and more of historical interest.
- CIA World Fact Book - All kinds of information about hundreds of countries around the world.
- Census Information - Information about populations in the United States from current and previous censuses.
- How Stuff Works - The How and Why of everyday stuff.
- SAGE Links - Links to educational resources related to science, math, and the arts. Put together by the Cornell University Center for Advanced Computing.
- Google Translate - Use with the Canton Public Library's new language learning program Pronunciator to explore new languages.
- Project Gutenberg - Thousands of digitized books and cultural works in the public domain available to download for free.
- Format Research Papers - Use these guidelines to properly format research papers in MLA, APA, and CMS.
- Citation Machine - Properly cite sources in your research papers.