Tutoring and Homework Help in the Iowa City Area

Is your child struggling this school year? Here are a few low-barrier opportunities for tutoring and homework help in the Iowa City area:

Tutoring and Homework Help in the Iowa City Area


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Free Tutoring at the Iowa City Public Library for K-6 Students

Mondays and Wednesdays, 4-6 p.m. in the Children’s Room

No registration required; just drop in for a 20-minute session (can stay longer if no one else is waiting) with a preservice teacher from the University of Iowa Elementary Education program. These soon-to-be teachers know the “new math” and are waiting to help your child so you don’t have to! Have your child bring homework. Another option is for your child to grab a book and practice reading aloud with the tutor — research shows reading practice outside of school is beneficial for developing reading skills.

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BrainFuse HelpNow (online resource)

BrainFuse HelpNow is a unique tutoring, homework help, and studying suite designed to assist patrons of all ages succeed.

HelpNow features include:

  • Live on-demand tutoring with multiple languages supported (tutors are available every day from 2-11 p.m.)
  • Online writing lab that can connect with live writing experts
  • Foreign Language Center with a powerful vocabulary builder
  • 24/7 Question Center providing explanations of concepts, not answers
  • Adult Learning Center to meet the unique needs of adult learners
  • SkillSurfer Learning Library with unlimited access to self-paced learning through lessons, video tutorials, and practice tests on a wide range of subjects
  • Summer Skills Camp, Flashbulb Flashcards, cloud storage options, and more!

BrainFuse HelpNow is available to all for free through the State Library of Iowa. You can make a free account, or access many of the features even without creating an account. I selected my child’s grade level and subject area in which they needed help, and was connected instantly with a live, online tutor.

Khan Academy (online resource)

Khan Academy is a set of online tools that aid in education and allow students to master concepts at their own pace or receive extra instruction. The site offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a learning dashboard students can personalize across all grades and subject areas. Need some extra help learning a geometry concept? Khan Academy has a video that can help explain and guide you. Create a free account to access the resource.

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We hope you find these resources helpful if you are looking for tutoring and homework help in the Iowa City area!


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Anne is a kinda crunchy, kinda unapologetically corner-cutting mom who has lived in Iowa City since 2004. She is a graduate student in Library and Information Science at the University of Iowa and works in the Children's Services department at the Iowa City Public Library. Before going back to school, she was a stay-at-home mom to her two daughters for several years, and took her children to the library multiple times a week. Basically, she has lived at the library for about a decade. Which is fine, because her biggest passion in life is books. When not reading, Anne also enjoys hiking, low-budget road-tripping, and drinking craft beer on a patio.

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