Homework has historically not been a student’s favorite use of time out of school.
Fortunately there are now some good websites students can use to reduce the amount of time spent on homework. Not only will these websites reduce the amount of time required to complete assignments, they’ll also potentially increase quality of the work.
This article will look at seven sites where you can get online help with your homework.
The site Student Questions provides an online forum where students can ask their questions, and members of the Student Questions online community can respond whether or not they’re interested and how much they charge for the help. Many helpers do so for free, but higher-level tutors, such as university graduate students, charge a nominal amount. This gives the student some choice in the quantity and quality of the response.
PATH is a student-oriented website; its name stands for “Pupils Ask, Teachers Help.” This is an excellent resource for students who are stuck on their homework and need help from someone with experience. It can be frustrating to not have a teacher’s guidance when one is at home and away from school. Best of all, it claims to be 100% free and offers a KnowledgeBank, plus online messaging and email service.
A subscription-based service, Brightstorm is a very comprehensive website with pricing starting at $9.99 per month. It covers an extensive listing of subjects, so students have a good chance of finding something relevant to their homework. In addition, video tutorials are linked to popular textbooks used in many schools, and there’s video test prep. Video is a good tool for auditory learners, so Brightstorm might be a good homework help website choice if that’s your or your child’s preferred learning method.
For more extensive tutoring, At Home Tuition provides students with a variety of packages. Although more expensive, At Home Tuition goes beyond simple answers to a particular problem, to general teaching in subjects ranging from the sciences to humanities and everything in between.
Algebra Homework Help, as the name implies, is a site to help students with math problems. The site is totally free and calls itself the “People’s Math Website,” but that means there are lots of ads to weed through to get to the nicely arranged list of math topics. That said, it’s nice to see free help from tutors along with the standard tutorials.
An annual membership fee as low as $29 provides membership in Hotmath, another math-based website for students at home who are having challenges with their studies. The website claims to support over 300 math textbooks, working through to the correct answer for all problems. For a slightly higher fee, specific problem answers not in the covered textbooks and online tutoring are also available.
Chegg is also a membership-based homework help provider for math that also includes science and engineering. The site says fees cover unlimited access to 2.5 million solutions from the most popular textbooks. Interestingly, they also offer a textbook buyback program, and have an active used book selling service.
With this wide range of help options, students can complete higher quality homework assignments more quickly, giving them lots more time for fun!
Contributor: Author Sarah Boisvert has studied and written about business people including Gary Crittenden and other financial management thought-leaders. Her interests also include manufacturing such as 3D printing and marketing.