August looms like a persistent mosquito, threatening the summer fun with one protuberance of academic menace. Yes, children, that buzzing you hear is the wiring coming to life within the walls of each school in the valley. And while some may quake in revulsion or tremble with anticipation and excitement, it is absolute: SCHOOL IS COMING.
When the smell of fresh paint and disinfectant fades, scuffs show on new shoes and The Routine has begun, there is always one place to turn to when students and parents need help with assignments: The Huntsville Madison County Public Library. Its veritable plethora of free resources will make your life – and yours student’s life – better.
Tutor.Com Will Be Your New BFF This School Year
With your HMCPL library card, which is free to all Madison County residents, a treasure trove of books, e-books, streaming services and music downloads become available – all accessible through our website at hmcpl.org. But one amazing resource for students of all ages- including adults – is Tutor.com.
In partnership with Homework Alabama, this FREE resource can help students get the help they need in the subjects they want.
- Need to chat live with a certified tutor? No problem.
- Need to drop off a math problem or a draft of a paper for review? Done.
- Are you seeking online resources? They’re here, too.
- Looking to prep for the SAT/ACT or AP exams? You guessed it.
You can even take practice quizzes, manage files in your personal “locker” and search for specific worksheets. Grown-ups: need to freshen up that resume? You can do that here – even connect with a career coach and search for online job resources!
I cannot say enough great things about HMCPL and the efforts libraries are making to make communities better, smarter and more connected. From classes on “adulting” to free lecture and concert series – learning truly is a lifetime program, no matter how big the mosquitoes of distraction may get. So while you’re helping the kids connect to what’s great, check out what your library has to offer for you, too. You may just outsmart the kids.
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