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Boston Public Library locations offer free after-school homework help and mentorship provided by high-achieving high school students. This is open to students in grades K-8. No registration is required. The Homework Help program is made possible by the Boston Public Library Foundation.

Beginning in 2014, the Boston Public Library is collaborating with Harvard University to provide SmartTALK training to Homework Help mentors. Since its launch in 2008, SmartTALK has worked to help adequately prepare and train educators and mentors in Cambridge and Boston to help children of all ages develop strong academic and social skills outside of school hours.

Read about our collaboration and the first Homework Help-SmartTALK training of the year in the Harvard Gazette article, “Harvard Helping the Helpers.”

In-person Homework Help

Homework Help

Boston Teacher's Union tutors


Online Homework Help

Online help courtesy of the BPL

Other online help


Other sources for homework help and after school programs in Boston