Guide to Tutoring and Homework Help in the Iowa City Area

Summer has arrived! And while it’s all fun and games for the kids, let’s face it: the “summer slide” is a REAL THING.  Many kids fall back in big ways over the summer months, and as parents we are looking for anything and everything to help avoid that, or at least to minimize it. If you, too, are looking for some extra help this summer and/or if you’d like to get a head start on the Fall semester, this is the guide for you!

Special thanks to our friends at Mathnasium for helping to make this guide possible. For more information on all of their tutoring and homework help options, see below.


Monday-Thursday 3:30-7:30PM, Saturday 10:00AM-2:00PM

Mathnasium creates a personalized math learning path for each individual, from early childhood all the way through high school.  Their math tutoring program will give your child the motivation and tools to thrive at their current grade level and reach for higher goals, they provide test-prep help to high school students through math knowledge, not test tricks, and the Mathnasium customized math learning plan will catch your child up to where they should be and help them reach their true potential.  Head on over to their website to schedule a free assessment and to learn more about all of the different programs they have available this summer.

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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Sylvan Learning

Monday-Thursday 9AM-6:30PM  Saturday 8AM-12PM                  Sunday 1PM-3PM

At Sylvan, your child will experience significant skill growth in school. They have perfected a highly personal approach, tailoring lessons to your child’s specific needs, from math, reading and writing to homework and study skills support to test prep. Whether your child needs to master foundational skills or learn advanced concepts, Sylvan provides the supplemental support that leads to greater learning. And, you’ll see this impact not only in school, but in all areas of life.

Enrichment Therapy & Learning Center 

For more info, contact [email protected]

If you have followed ICM for any amount of time, you know how much we LOVE our friends at Enrichment Therapy & Learning Center.  In fact, you may have met some of them at one of our many events throughout the years–they always have such fun, educational activities for the little ones. In addition to their long line of speech and language services, Enrichment Therapies also offers tutoring! Your student will thrive academically with their tailored approach to identify the root issues holding them back, create an individualized plan, and use proven strategies to help them bridge the gap to success.

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!  Did we miss any good ones? Feel free to send us a message and let us know; we’re happy to add to the list!

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