Homework Help

Research Tools

Covers world literature and authors throughout history. It contains over 150,000 full-text poems, 800,000+ poetry citations, plus stories, speeches, and plays. Library card required for non-library computers.

Science in Context

Thousands of topic overviews, science experiments, biographies, pictures and illustrations, plus the latest scientific developments. Covers biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, math, environmental science, life science, medicine, space science, computer science, technology, history of science, and science and society. Library card required for non-library computers.

Gale PowerSearch

Search many online magazine articles and references books at once! Library card required for non-library computers.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Current information on controversial topics for students, writers, and debaters. Library card required for non-library computers.

World Book Online

A huge collection of authoritative tools for research, including encyclopedia articles, current periodicals, recommended websites, pictures, audio, and video. It also features World Book Online for Students, and the Spanish language encyclopedia Estudiantil.

On the Web
BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper

Covers many subjects such as art/music, English, math, science, and much more.

Math forum

Do you have a math question? Ask Dr. Math by filling out a web form and answers will be sent back by e-mail. You can also look through the searchable archive on this site.

Purdue Online Writing Lab

Great resources for help in writing papers.

Son of Citation Machine

Citation machine helps students and professional researchers to proerly credit the information they use.


Online study guides and literary criticism.


Online study guides, literary criticisms, and relevant message boards.


Online tutorials for Microsoft applications like Powerpoint, social networking tools, math, reading and more! From Goodwill Community Foundation.

Khan Academy

A free world-class education for anyone anywhere. 

Around the Bay
Boys & Girls Club Homework Assistance

Tutorial and homework assistance, arts and much more at BGC Clubhouse locations.

Anna Marie Whalen Branch
Tutoring in all subjects. Grades K-12. Mon-Fri, 3-9pm.
Free with $25 annual memership.
3300 High Street, Oakland, (510) 535-9461

Leonard J. Meltzer Branch
Tutoring for grades 1-12. Mon-Fri, 3-9pm, except Wed 1-8pm
Free with $15 annual membership.
920 24th Street, Oakland, (510) 272-9929

Ossian Carr Branch
Tutoring for grades 1-12. Mon-Fri, 3-5:30pm
Free with $20 annual membership
8530 International Blvd., Oakland, (510) 638-1532

Centro de Juventud

Spanish spoken. Free tutoring for ages 7 - 17
Mon-Fri, 3 - 5pm. Contact: Issac Ruelas
3209 Galindo Street, Oakland, (510) 532- 5995

Classroom Matters

Sliding scale tutoring. Supervised study Mon - Thurs, 4 -8pm.
2436 Sacramento St., Berkeley, (510) 540-8646

East Bay Consortium

Grades K-12. Free tutoring in all subjects at these schools: Fremont, Skyline, and St. Elizabeth High School.

Mon-Fri, times vary. Drop-ins OK. (510) 451-5917.

East Oakland Youth Development Center

Free Tutoring. 3-6pm weekdays, 2-6pm Wednesdays.
8200 International Blvd., Oakland, (510) 569-8088

Native American Health Center

Grades 5-12. Free tutoring in all subjects.
Tuesday & Thursday, 3-5pm; Wednesday 1-5pm. Drop-ins OK
3124 International Blvd., Oakland, (510) 434-5330

Refugee Transitions

Free home-based tutoring; priority to new immigrants and refugees. 9 month commitment required. Contact Nicole at nicole@reftrans.org

2647 International Blvd., Suite 204, Oakland, (510) 834-6000

SES After School Tutoring

The Oakland Unified School District offers free after school tutoring services for eligible students at designated schools. Call for more information: (510) 879-8185.


Tutorpedia is founded on the belief that every student can benefit from a tutor, and that the relationship formed between tutor and student is the cornerstone to effective learning. Scholarships are available. 

Aspire Education Project

One-on-one and group tutoring in most subjects, as well as test preparation. Based in Oakland. Need-based scholarships are available. Visit online or call for information (510) 658-7500.