Free 24/7 Online Tutoring Available to All Students
California State Library's HelpNow Program — Start a live tutoring session now!
*Available for all California students in grades K-12.
Through HelpNow, live real-time homework assistance is available by laptop, tablet, or phone from qualified tutors using state curriculum and standards. Around-the-clock assistance is available in English and Spanish for language arts and mathematics, and between 10:00 am and 10:00 pm, assistance is available in core K-12 subjects in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, and Tagalog.
Tutors can provide a virtual whiteboard, conduct live audio interactions with students, and work with learners on a wide range of concepts. Tutors do not provide answers—they provide guidance and help. Tutoring sessions may be monitored for completeness and pedagogical effectiveness. All tutors have passed background checks and possess, at a minimum, a bachelor’s degree.
Anyone using a computer inside of California can benefit from the live HelpNow program courtesy of the California State Library. The average wait time is 23 seconds. Users with valid library cards can log into the service and receive additional benefits. Learners can request to continue working with their preferred tutors or access a “writing lab” to drop off written work and receive feedback. Students can pose a question and get a written answer returned to them, review past sessions, send and receive messages to tutors, and organize tasks.