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Online Help with Homework/Tutoring NYPL

 
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Elementary school to high school grades
Get a library card for services
 
Access free one-on-one tutoring for children from 2pm-11pm with Brainfuse at the New York Public Library. To set an appointment with a tutor, log in with your library card number. If you do not have a library card yet, get one by signing up here.
 
Services
► Get live tutoring for core areas such as mathematics (basic skills to Calculus II), science, reading and writing assignments, social studies, Spanish, English as a Second Language, Writing and essay feedback, and academic skills building.
► For older students, there are test prep and career services. To get more information about Brainfuse visit https://www.nypl.org/about/remote-resources/kids-and-teens/homework-help-brainfuse
 
Visit Brainfuse to learn more.
 

Brainfuse en español
Accede a tutorías individuales gratuitas para niños de 2 a 11 pm con Brainfuse de la Biblioteca Pública de Nueva York. Para programar una cita con un tutor, inicia una sesión con tu número de tarjeta de la biblioteca. Si no tienes una tarjeta de la biblioteca aún, recibe una registrándote aquí.
 
Servicios
► Recibe tutoría en vivo para áreas básicas como matemáticas (habilidades básicas para Cálculo II), ciencias, asignaciones de lectura y escritura, estudios sociales, español, inglés como segundo idioma, comentarios de redacción y ensayos y desarrollo de habilidades académicas.
► Para los estudiantes mayores, hay preparación para exámenes y servicios profesionales.
 
Visita Brainfuse para obtener más información.

 


Hatch Tutors

 
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hatchtutors@gmail.com
 
Hatch Tutors is a non-profit tutoring organization for underserved students across the United States. One-on-one tutoring services are provided by teaching fellows once a week over a 10-week period with assistance on educational material, learning skills, and college advice.
 
Courses Offered
All subjects according to the child’s curriculum and SAT/ACT Test preparation.
 
Language(s) Offered
English and Spanish.
 
Grades
Grade K-Grade 12.
 
Student Eligibility
– First-generation and immigrant students
– Facing disproportionate barriers to accessing education
– From a low-income family
– Impacted by COVID-19
 
Access
– Free online service
 
How To Apply
– Currently closed for Spring 2021
– Currently enrolling students for their Summer 2021 waitlist
– Submit a completed application
– A tutor will be matched to your child by grade level, subject, and availability
 
For more information, visit https://www.hatchtutors.com
 
Updated on April 23rd, 2021
 


EduMate NYC

 
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edumatenyc@gmail.com

 
EduMate NYC is a non-profit organization providing tutoring services to students of underserved communities across New York. Students are matched with a teaching fellow to gain a one-on-one learning experience.
 
Courses Offered
Art, French, English, Math, Music, Science, Theatre, SAT/ACT, SHSAT, and College Application Support
Additional course assistance provided according to the student’s curriculum.
 
Language(s) Offered
Arabic, Bengali, Bosnian, Chinese (Mandarin & Cantonese), French, German, Gujarati, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish, Swedish, Russian, Ukrainian, Urdu, and Yoruba.
 
Grades
Grade K-Grade 12.
 
Student Eligibility
– Must be residing within the US
– Homeless
– Facing disproportionate barriers to accessing education
– From a low-income family
– Special educational needs
– Learning English
 
Access
– Online
– Free, but can make donations as desired
 
How To Apply
– Submit a completed application.
– A tutor will be matched to your child in a week.
– Ongoing enrollment.
 
For more information, visit https://www.edumatenyc.org/home
 
Updated on April 23, 2021
 


A Little Joy Initiative

 
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alittlejoyinitiative@gmail.com
 
A Little Joy Initiative is a non-profit tutoring service provided by teaching fellows for students of underserved families nationwide. Students gain an interactive one-on-one experience with their teaching fellow over a 60-minute session.
 
Courses Offered
All subjects according to the child’s curriculum including English, Math, Science, Arts and Computer Science.
 
Language(s) Offered
English, Spanish, French, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hindi, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Japanese, and Korean.
 
Grades
Grade K-Grade 8.
 
Student Eligibility
– Facing disproportionate barriers to accessing education
– From a low-income family
– Impacted by COVID-19
 
Access
– Free online service.
 
How To Apply
– Submit a completed application.
– A tutor will be matched to your child by grade level, subject and availability as soon as possible.
– Ongoing enrollment.
 
For more information, contact https://www.alittlejoyinitiative.com/tutoring
 
Updated on April 23, 2021
 


IXL Math & English Practice

 
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Company locations at https://ca.ixl.com/contac
info@ixl.com
 
IXL provides a comprehensive curriculum for students offering math practice problems and solutions and interactive questions. Students are provided the opportunity to develop their confidence in essential skills while learning material at their own pace and rewarded with encouraging awards.
 
Courses Offered
Math and English.
 
Language(s) Offered
English.
 
Grades
Grade JK-Grade 12.
 
Access
– Free online service
 
Learn more at https://ca.ixl.com
 
Updated on April 23, 2021


Splash Learn

 
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Sign up for free at splashlearn.com/register
help@splashlearn.com
 
Splash Learn is an interactive platform offering comprehensive educational material for students with practice problems and solutions. Students are provided with interactive play sheets and daily curated and personalized lesson for an engaging learning experience. Caregivers are provided with trackable progress reports to monitor their child’s development and learning.
 
Courses Offered
Math and English.
 
Language(s)
English.
 
Grades
Grade Junior Kinder Garden-Grade 5.
 
Access
– Free online service.
 
More details about the program at https://www.splashlearn.com
 
Updated on April 23rd, 2021
 


Learn To Be

 
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Contact learntobe.org/contact
 
 
Learn To Be is a non-profit tutoring service for students of underserved families through one-on-one help from knowledgeable tutors.
 
Courses Offered
Math, Science, Writing, Reading, Spanish, French, and History. Additional assistance in other courses depending on the child’s needs and curriculum
 
Language(s) Offered
English and Spanish.
 
Grades
Grade K-Grade 12.
 
Student Eligibility
– Must be residing within the US
– Attending a Title 1 School
– Receiving free or reduced-price lunch at school
– Living in a single-parent household
– Within a foster home
– Homeless
– Currently on or qualifies for food assistance
 
Access
– Online
– Free, but can make donations as desired
 
How To Apply
– Submit a completed application at learntobe.org/student_applications/new
– A tutor will be matched to your child within a week
– Ongoing enrollment
 
For more information, visit https://www.learntobe.org
 
Updated on April 23, 2021
 


Enrichment for Children and Families

 

 
 

 

SCIENCE

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Wonderopolis Invites children to explore intriguing questions about the world around them with fun and engaging activities. Available in 60 languages

wonderopolis.org

LIVE NATURE CAMS

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EarthCam Offers views of city skylines, local landmarks, beaches, zoos, and landscapes from popular tourist destinations throughout the world

earthcam.com

Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute See giant pandas, elephants, lions and naked mole-rats on animal cams streaming live, 24/7

nationalzoo.si.edu/webcams

Monterey Bay Aquarium Experience the wonder of the ocean no matter where you are with the Monterey Bay Aquarium live cams montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams

ARTS

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Skillshare Skillshare offers 13 free online art classes for kids that range from doodling sessions to hour-long drawing sessions for kids of all ages

skillshare.com/browse/art-for-kids

ArtsEducation@Home The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts offer online arts education resources for students of all ages kennedy-center.org/education/artseducationathome
The Kitchen Table Classroom The Kitchen Table Classroom was created by a 20-year veteran art teacher with a collection of free online art classes for kids kitchentableclassroom.com/online-art-classes-for-kids
Filmed On Stage Broadway shows online for free filmedonstage.com. On the top menu, click on “FREE SHOWS”
Google Arts & Culture Tour and see free exhibits from 2,500 museums and galleries from all over the world

artsandculture.google.com

COOKING

America’s Test Kitchen Young Chefs’ Club Every week it creates a series of recipes, hands-on activities and kitchen STEAM experiments, and fun food quizzes americastestkitchen.com/kids/activities/kitchen-classroom
Real Food 4 Kids Offers online cooking school through providing recipes and narrated, kid-led instructional videos added each month realfood4kids.com/online-cooking-school-plan-selection

DANCE/ACTIVE

GoNoodle Mobile app full of free games and activities designed to get kids moving

gonoodle.com

Cosmic Kids Yoga Youtube channel with yoga, mindfulness, and relaxation videos for kids youtube.com/c/CosmicKidsYoga/videos
Haschak Sisters The Haschak Sisters are four sisters ranging in age from 13-18 with different dance tutorials youtube.com/c/HaschakSisters/videos
Just for Kix Digital Dance Digital Dance online training for $6.99 a month, giving you access to hundreds of dance videos by expert dance teachers digitaldanceinstruction.com/#under-hero-banner

DIY/CRAFTS

Raising Dragons Free resource filled with activities like science experiments, math games, and crafts with items you can find around the house

raisingdragons.com

PBS Crafts PBS offers different free, fun and educational craft activities for children ages 2-8 pbs.org/parents/activity-finder/ages-all/topics-all/shows-all/types-craft-and-experiment
KiwiCo Corner KiwiCo provides hands-on learning through free arts and crafts and science experiments for kids of all ages through a variety of DIY ideas

www.kiwico.com/diy

Bill Nye Bill Nye has experiments you can try at home related to the life science, physical science, and planetary science

billnye.com/home-demos

GARDENING

Kids Gardening Full of free, garden activities that kids of all ages can do at home

kidsgardening.org/garden-activities

National Geographic Explore nature in and around your city for grades 3-12+ nationalgeographic.org/idea/finding-urban-nature

MINDFULNESS

Breathe, Think, Do Sesame free app help teach skills to young children (ages 2-5) to problem-solving, self-control, planning, and task persistence Apple IOS/Android
Dreamy Kid DreamyKid meditation app offers meditation, guided visualization and affirmation curated for children and teens Apple IOS: Dreamy Kid App
Headspace Headspace is a guided meditation and mindfulness app suitable for all levels Apple IOS: apps.apple.com Headspace App | Android: play.google.com Headspace App
Smiling Mind Smiling Mind is an app designed to help people pressure, stress, and challenges of daily life for kids ages 7-18 Apple IOS: apps.apple.com Smiling Mind

VIRTUAL MUSEUM TOURS

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Offers an overview of modern and contemporary art and you can view the collection online artsandculture.google.com/partner/moma-the-museum-of-modern-art
Metropolitan Museum Over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy through Google Arts &Culture artsandculture.google.com/partner/the-metropolitan-museum-of-art
The Guggenheim Museum in New York Online programming and activities like at-home art classes or exhibits for both children and adults

guggenheim.org/at-large

The American Museum of Natural History It is now open, but you can still enjoy virtual programming, field trips, virtual tours, and guided hall tours on Facebook Live

amnh.org/explore/virtual-visits

 
Updated on March 28, 2021
 


iPad Request to the DOE

 
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Find Your School
Have the student’s ID number in hand
 
 
If you need a device for your child for the fall, use the DOE’s Device Request form. This information will be shared with your school so they can work with you to ensure your child has a device for blended or remote learning this Fall. If you need to contact your child’s school, use Find A School, and click on the General Information section of the school details.
 
Who Can Request an iPad
Any child, from 3K to grade 12, who attends an NYC public school, DOE Pre-K, or 3K program (NYCEEC/FCC) and who needs a device is eligible to receive a device for remote learning.
 
Charter school students who are eligible for devices:
–3K-12 students with individualized education programs (IEPs)
–3K-12 students who are living in a shelter, foster care, or are living doubled up who need a device
 
Private School Students who are eligible for devices:
–K-12 students who were recommended for non-public school placement by the DOE and placed at a state-approved non-public school by the Central Based Support Team
–K-12 students who attend a private or religious school and also receive special education services from the DOE, typically through an Individualized Education Services Program (IESP), who need a device for such services
 
Preschool students who receive special education services from the DOE, including students in NY State-Approved 4410 providers and students receiving related services or Special Education Itinerant Teacher (SEIT) services.
 
ESPAÑOL/SPANISH
 
Si necesita un dispositivo para su hijo, use el formulario de Solicitud de Dispositivo del Departamento de Educación. Esta información se compartirá con su escuela para que puedan trabajar con usted para garantizar que su hijo tenga un dispositivo para el aprendizaje combinado o remoto. Si necesita comunicarse con la escuela de su hijo, use Find A School. En la esquina superior derecha, haga clic en “Language” y seleccione “Spanish”. Luego ingrese el nombre o la dirección de la escuela.
 
Quién puede solicitar un iPad
Cualquier niño, desde 3K hasta el grado 12, que asista a una escuela pública de la ciudad de Nueva York, al programa DOE Pre-K o 3K (NYCEEC/FCC) y que necesite un dispositivo, es elegible para recibir un dispositivo para aprendizaje remoto.
 
Estudiantes de escuelas autónomas que son elegibles para dispositivos:
–Estudiantes de 3K-12 con programas de Educación Individualizada (IEP)
–Estudiantes de 3K-12 que viven en un refugio, cuidado de crianza o viven duplicados que necesitan un dispositivo
 
Estudiantes de escuelas privadas que son elegibles para dispositivos:
-Estudiantes de K-12 que fueron recomendados para la colocación en una escuela no pública por el DOE y fueron matriculados en una escuela no pública aprobada por el estado por el equipo central de apoyo.
–Estudiantes de K-12 que asisten a una escuela privada o religiosa y también reciben servicios de educación especial del DOE, generalmente a través de un Programa de Servicios Educativos Individualizados (IESP), que necesitan un dispositivo para dichos servicios.
 
Los estudiantes de preescolar que reciben servicios de educación especial del DOE, incluidos los estudiantes de proveedores 4410 aprobados por el estado de Nueva York y los estudiantes que reciben servicios relacionados o servicios de maestros itinerantes de educación especial (SEIT).
 
Updated on November 3, 2020
 


Emergency Child Care During Family Crisis

 
nycfoundlingFamily Crisis Center at New York Foundling
Locations in each borough
Parenting Support Helpline 1(888) 435-7553
The New York Foundling main phone number (212) 633-9300
 
If you are facing a crisis impacting your family such as loss of housing, parental health issues, domestic violence, or other situation the Maria Crisis Lucadamo Nursery can provide short-term child care and holistic for you and your child while you are addressing these crises.
 
Call the Family Crisis Center and Nursery at 1(888) 435-7553 for help and emergency child care.
 
The New York Foundling that manages the Nursery Care Center also has a wide array of programs and resources to help families together. Check them out here.
 



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