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As students head back to class, they also head back to homework. What if we told you there’s a tool that offers homework help whenever and wherever you need it? Thanks to the Kansas City Public Library, it’s true. All you need is a library card.

Kansas City Libraries Offer Free Online Homework Help

by Emily Welsh


As students head back to class, they also head back to homework. What if we told you there’s a tool that offers homework help whenever and wherever you need it? Thanks to the Kansas City Public Library, it’s true. All you need is a library card.

The library offers something called “Brainfuse”. “It’s 24 hours a day and it offers lessons, tests, quizzes,” said Courtney Lewis, who works for the KC Public Library. It’s an online resource through the library’s website. “Sometimes the schools need an extra boost,” Lewis said, “so we want to make sure that we can have help available pretty much any time of day from home.”

The site is organized by grade level and subject for all ages, whether you’re looking for help with 3rd grade reading or 11TH grade math. One of the most popular features is the live tutoring through video chat. “Somebody is going to be on the other end of that computer until 11 o’ clock at night to help them finish assignments, to help them ask questions,” said Lewis. They’re all former educators with a wealth of teaching experience. Live tutors are available online from 2:00 to 11:00 p.m. every day. Brainfuse also has a writing lab where you can submit papers to have them proofread.

The site can also be a resource for parents. “If you’re a parent and your student is learning something that you maybe haven’t touched in 20 years or it’s a new way of learning something or teaching something, and you are kind of lost, parents can go on too,” said Lewis. That means less stress for everyone.

To access Brainfuse, get your library card and log in here.