Education is the great equalizer. If you are looking for a leg-up this is it. The King County Library System has developed an extensive tutoring service for K through 12 students. Please pass this on to the son or daughter, the niece or nephew who is looking for that little extra help to get them to the next step.
The Study Zone at the King County Library is a great place for students to study, do homework, and get help. Volunteer tutors provide free homework help during Study Zone hours in each of the libraries in the King County Library System. Subject areas include: math, science, and MSP/HSPE and SAT test preparation.
The Study Zone
The program is open to all students grades K-12. Study Zone sessions are designed for a group setting; each tutor works with 1-5 students in a group setting. Study Zone tutors are not able to provide intensive, private one-to-one tutoring.
There is no need to sign up in advance, just drop in any time during Study Zone hours. Students are not required to register or provide personal information to participate in Study Zone. See the schedule below for Study Zone hours at a KCLS library near you. There are no registration fees and there is no cost for students to participate. This is a wonderful tool and it is free.
Tutors are volunteers who pass a Washington State patrol background check and complete a program orientation before they begin tutoring. Tutors can provide help in all subject areas up to the 8th grade level and also specialize in one or two subjects each up to the college-prep level. Use the Advanced Level link to find tutors to get assistance with advanced-level subjects.
Monday through Thursday 3-8pm and Sunday 1-6pm
This is more of a collaborative site. It could be a very useful tool for group school projects. There is also a chat function during the available hours. This could also be a very useful tool for specific questions.
Algona-Pacific LibraryMondays 6-8pm
Auburn Library (beginning September 17)
Monday & Wednesday 5-7pm
Bellevue LibrarySunday, Tuesday & Wednesday 3-7pm and Monday & Thursday 4-8pm
Bothell LibrarySunday, Monday & Wednesday 4-6m and Tuesday & Thursday 6-8pm
Boulevard Park LibraryMonday & Wednesday 6-8pm
Burien LibraryTuesday & Thursday 3:30-5:30pm and Wednesday 5:30-7:30pm
Carnation LibraryTuesday 3:30-5:30pm (additional days to be determined)
Covington LibraryMonday through Thursday 6:30-8:30pm
Des Moines LibraryTuesday 6-8pm
Duvall LibraryThursday 5-7pm
Enumclaw Library(check at the library for the current schedule)
Fairwood LibraryFairwood to Sunday 3-5pm and Tuesday 5-7pm
Fall City Library(check at the library for the current schedule)
Federal Way LibrarySunday through Thursday 4-8pm and Friday 4-6pm
Foster LibrarySundays 2-4pm (additional days to be determined)
Issaquah LibraryWednesday & Thursday 4-6pm and Sunday 12-2pm
Monday 4-6pm and Wednesday 6-8pm
Kent LibrarySunday 1:30-3:30pm and Monday through Thursday 3:30-7:30pm
Kingsgate LibrarySunday 2-4pm and Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 4-8pm and Thursday 6-8pm
Kirkland LibraryWednesday 5:30-7:30pm and Sunday 1-3pm
Lake Forest Park LibraryTuesday 4-6pm
Lake Hills LibraryMonday 4-6pm and Wednesday 2-4pm
Mercer Island LibraryTuesday 4-6pm
Newport Way LibraryThursday 3-5pm
North Bend LibraryTuesday 3-5pm (additional days to be determined)
Redmond LibrarySunday 4-6pm and Monday through Thursday 6-8pm
Renton LibrarySaturday 1-3pm, Sunday 2-4pm and Monday 6-8pm and Tuesday & Thursday 4-6pm
Renton Highlands LibraryTuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 5:30-7:30pm
Richmond Beach LibraryMonday 4-6pm
Monday 4-6pm and Wednesday 6-8pm
Shoreline LibrarySunday through Thursday 5-7pm
Skyway LibrarySaturday 3-5pm and Tuesday 6-8pm
Snoqualmie LibraryWednesday 3-5pm (additional days to be determined)
Valley View LibraryMonday through Thursday 6-8pm
White Center Library
Tuesday 6-8pm (beginning September 18)
Woodmont LibraryMonday & Wednesday 6-8pm and Tuesday & Thursday 4-6pm