Best Sites for Homework Help

by Jacqui Lane

Homework can be frustrating and stressful for both parents and their children. As students advance into higher grades, the work they bring home reflects the increasing complexity of their studies and you may find yourself feeling rusty and out-of-practice when asked for help. Turn to the Internet to find many excellent resources that help fill in the gaps where your own memory or skills may be lacking. offers 24/7 live tutoring in more than 16 subjects for students in seventh through 12th grade. An interactive whiteboard allows you to share notes and work through problems together step-by-step, and sessions are recorded in case you need to refresh your memory later. The service isn’t cheap, but the site partners with more than 2,300 libraries around the country to offer live online tutoring for free to students within eligible districts. also offers free tutoring for children with a parent in the military.


Cosmeo, the Discovery Channel’s online homework resource, is based Discovery Education’s multimedia tools, which are used in more than 30 million classrooms. For a monthly fee, students can access more than 40,000 math tutorials, 30,000 educational videos and much more, including interactive games and reference materials. Material is mapped to your state’s educational standards to reinforce at home what your child learns at school.

Chegg Homework Help

Formerly known as Cramster, Chegg Homework Help is a subscription-based service aimed at high school and college students that offers access to a database of more than 3 million questions and answers, along with more than a million step-by-step textbook solutions. In addition to the library of already-answered questions, you can ask for help with any problem – even if it’s from a textbook they don’t carry – and receive an expert answer in just a few hours.

Fact Monster

Fact Monster is a free resource offering reference tools that include a dictionary, almanac, atlas, encyclopedia and timelines, along with math formulas and conversion tools. The Homework Center divides material by subject and even offers flash cards to aid with studying. Material is presented in multiple ways, including interactive quizzes and games, to engage students and make learning fun.

Khan Academy

The goal of the Khan Academy is to provide a free, world-class education to learners all around the world, and the site works toward that by providing more than 3,000 videos covering a diverse variety of subjects for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. In addition to videos, the Khan Academy offers a self-paced learning tool and randomly generated math problems to practice what you’ve learned. The website is completely free, and you can even study on the go using the free apps for Apple iOS devices.

About the Author

Jacqui Lane has been writing professionally for print and the web since 2004. She got her start at a small publisher, where she wrote, edited, designed advertising and handled page layout for up to five magazines a month. She writes primarily about video games, technology and internet culture. Lane holds a Bachelor of Arts in online journalism from Marshall University.

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