FRAMINGHAM – The Homework Center offers free tutoring and homework help for Framingham students, in all grades from kindergarten through high school.
The program now has more than 2 dozen tutors, including one who can help with Mandarin language classes, said Director Judy Gatlin.
The Center is open Mondays through Thursdays 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Tutoring takes place at the Homework Center Program’s base of operations at the main Framingham Library on Lexington Street.
The Homework Center’s Library’s Outreach Initiative also sends teams of tutors to each of the middle and high schools.
Students, who request help, range from honors students working to excel to those students struggling in a subject.
Students also are encouraged to drop by for academic support any day, without an appointment. Students may also use the homework center’s computers and printers for homework and projects.
To schedule a tutor or to volunteer as a tutor please contact Gatlin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Youth Advisory Board, with representatives from middle and high school students, helps Gatlin in running the Center.
The Youth Board also plans and facilitates events, that raise awareness of both the Center and academics in Framingham.
The Board has organized Town-Wide Middle School Spelling Bees and a Town-Wide Middle School Geography Bee.
The Board also has organized fund-raising fashion and accessories shows to benefit the McAuliffe Library branch.
The Homework Center has also sponsored an essay contest the past two years, and will sponsor a third this month.
TD Bank has recognized the Homework Center’s Youth Advisory Board at Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins games in recent years.
The Homework Center is funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Pictured is some of the advisory board members at a Bruins game last year.
Editor’s Note: In full transparency my daughter has served on the youth advisory board for the homework center since it was formed 2012.