Live Homework Help

San Mateo County Library offers help from real, live tutors right from the Internet.

HelpNow is available for grades 3 - Adult Learners seven days a week from 1 PM – 10 PM. This program connects students to a real live tutor. Anyone can access the service from within the library or from home by visiting the San Mateo County Library eBranch, enter their grade level and the subject they need help in, and within a few minutes or less are connected to an expert tutor.

Tutor and student meet in a friendly online classroom where they can:

  • Chat through secure IM
  • Show work or illustrate examples using a suite of student-friendly tools
  • Share and mark-up lessons, files, and approved websites
  • Save, archive, and print sessions for later reference

All Core Subjects Offered (grades 3-12):

  • Math - including Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Calculus
  • Science - including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Earth Science
  • Social Studies
  • English/Language Arts
  • Writing Assistance
  • Reading Assistance

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HelpNow is closed on the following holidays:

  • President’s Day Weekend – closed both Saturday and Sunday
  • President's Day - closed
  • Easter Sunday - closed
  • Independence Day - closed
  • Thanksgiving Day - closed
  • Day After Thanksgiving Day - closed
  • Thanksgiving Weekend – closed both Saturday and Sunday
  • Christmas Eve - closed
  • Christmas Day - closed
  • New Year’s Eve – closed after 8pm EST