Rondo Library Homework Rescue

Tutor youth or adult learners in the Homework Center at Rondo Library, once a week.

The Rondo Library Homework Center is open Monday - Thursday 4-7 and Sunday 1-4. It's a drop-in center where we serve all grades and ages, K - College. It's a busy, fast-paced environment with many visitors each day. The Homework Center coordinator pairs tutors with students according to their skills and the students' needs, in order of arrival. Each session is about 30 minutes, then the tutor switches to the next student. Students may sign up for multiple tutor sessions in a day. Tutors are also required to attend one (free) tutor training through the Minnesota Literacy Council during their first semester of volunteering, and there are other optional training sessions throughout the year.

CLOSED DATES: M.E.A., Veteran's Day, Winter Break, MLK Jr. Day, Spring Break


About Homework Centers:
SPPL Homework Centers are comfortable spaces at the library where students can drop in and work on their homework independently or with the help of volunteer tutors. Volunteers assist students with homework, create a welcoming atmosphere at the homework centers, and act as positive role models for students of all ages.

Rondo Library, located in Frogtown, has the highest attendance and need for tutors, but we also have opportunities in West side Saint Paul (Riverview Library), Dayton's Bluff, Sun Ray, Rice Street, and Arlington Hills Community Center/Library.

For questions or more info: email eric.whalen@ci.stpaul.mn.us or call 651-266-7433 .

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SWAMP Homework Center at Rondo Library

The SWAMP, the School Work And Mentoring Place, is a safe and comfortable space at the Rondo Library where all students can drop in and work on their homework by themselves or with the help of volunteer tutors. This homework center has comfy furniture, Wi-Fi, computers with internet access, printers, reference books, and school supplies available for students to use.

The SWAMP is open:

Monday - Thursday: 4-7 p.m.
Sunday: 1-4 p.m.
St. Paul Public Library has 4 other homework centers; Click here for locations and hours.

Homework Rescue Online Tutoring

Homework Rescue is a free service provided through the St. Paul Public Library. They offer online help in homework, learning academic skills, and assistance in writing term papers. One-to-one homework help from online tutors is available every day, 1-11 p.m. Other services on the site are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All you need is a St. Paul Public library card! Click here to get started.

AskMN: The Librarian is In

AskMN is a online chat service that lets you talk with a Minnesotan librarian 24/7! These librarians are the ones to talk to if you're having trouble doing research, searching the internet, or finding answers to specific questions. AskMN does not provide tutoring. Click here to get started.

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