Tutors from the Rutgers GSE-CSP Tutoring Network are often available in our Teen Room and/or Children's Room during the school year, to help kids and teens with homework on all subjects. No appointment is necessary, but feel free to call ahead to ensure tutor availability (732-745-5108 ext.15 for the Children's Reference Desk.) Tutors are only be available when Rutgers is in session.
For the 2016-2017 school year, tutoring begins September 12 and ends on May 10. Tutors will not be available during Rutgers Fall Break (November 24 – 27, 2016), Rutgers Winter Break (December 14, 2016 – January 16, 2017), and Rutgers Spring Break (March 11 – 19, 2017).
Their usual hours are =
Mondays – Thursdays: 3:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Fridays: 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The library subscribes to Learning Express Library, which includes more than 1,000 resources: Vist the "School Center" for "practice, lessons, and study aids to help you do your best in school." There's academic skill building (reading, writing, and math) for youth and adults, including resources in Spanish. College-bound students can practice for Advanced Placement (AP®), college admissions, college placement, and graduate school exams.
This is a portal to multiple databases: Provided by the NJ State Library, patrons can log on with their library card number to access full text articles on Health, Business, Education, History and also magazine and newspaper articles.
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General Homework Help
B.J. Pinchbeck's Homework Helper
"If you can't find it here, you just can't find it."
"EDSITEment offers a treasure trove for teachers, students, and parents searching for high-quality material on the Internet in the subject areas of literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, and history and social studies."
A homework-help resource from Information Please®.
"Students can make use of our extensive video library, practice exercises, and assessments from any computer with access to the web... Our library of videos covers K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities with playlists on finance and history."
"SweetSearch helps students find outstanding information, faster. It enables them to determine the most relevant results from a list of credible resources, and makes it much easier for them to find primary sources."
"Please enter the award-winning internet encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, and religion. Here you will find everything from A-gskw to Zveda Vechanyaya, with plenty in between."
National Geographic Maps
"The National Geographic Society has been inspiring people to care about the planet since 1888. It is one of the largest non-profit scientific and educational institutions in the world." This page provides many different kinds of maps to explore different aspects of the world around us.
"Webmath is a math-help web site that generates answers to specific math questions and problems, as entered by a user, at any particular moment... In addition to the answers, Webmath also shows the student how to arrive at the answer. "
"The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.
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Looking into Further Education:
Best Online Colleges
This site is designed to guide you "toward challenging, satisfying academic programs that will propel your career into the future."
"We're a not-for-profit membership organization committed to excellence and equity in education. Our mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity."
Learning Express Library
Visit the "College Prep Center" for "practice tests, interactive tutorials, and eBooks to help you prepare for college success."
My College Guide
This site provides "students with detailed information on over 130 colleges", offers "new, fresh content", and encourages "student involvement, questions and opinions."
"OnlineCourses.com aggregates the best free and open courseware for students and professionals, all in a conveniently searchable online courseware platform."
Rutgers Pre-college Programs
An online pre-college program directory highlighting more than 100 Rutgers-affiliated programs available for K-12 students during the academic year and summer. Academic enrichment, for-credit courses, college access programs, arts and athletic programs, and camps are available on campus and at RU-affiliated satellite locations.
A free, customizable online student portal that allows middle and high school students to further connect to various resources and opportunities available at Rutgers. Students can use their portal to learn about majors and career options, view upcoming events on campus, subscribe to Rutgers social media feeds, and gain early access to part of the Rutgers University application for admission.
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