The new school year is up and running. How’s it going, so far? As parents, we all want to see our children succeed in school, and most of us are doing all we can to ensure that success. We:
- Make sure they get enough sleep and eat a good breakfast
- Provide a proper homework and study environment, and encourage them to do it
- Regularly review planners and teacher webpages
- Attend open houses, and touch base with teachers, as needed
But what do you do when you’ve tried everything, and still your child is struggling and/or fighting you every step of the way?
It’s time to call in reinforcements. Here are some great tutoring and homework assistance resources on both shores to help you and your child accomplish your academic goals.
Genesis Reading Center (Kenner)
(504) 463-5756; www.genesisread.com
This tutoring service a team of child education professionals, each with decades of experience offers extra help on all school subjects, especially reading, spelling, handwriting, and math.
Homework Louisiana (Online)
This online resource, provided by the State Library of Louisiana, offers free tutoring and test prep to eligible library card holders statewide. http://homeworkla.org/
Huntington Learning Center (Mandeville)
(985) 727-0000; https://huntingtonhelps.com/
For almost 40 years, they’ve treated students as individuals, and tailored their tutoring programs to fit their unique needs, academic goals and schedules.
Learning Etc. (Harvey)
(504) 328-5535; https://www.facebook.com/pages/Learning-Etc/138406099540347
They offer rigorous, individualized curriculum, with one-on-one instruction to accommodate all learning styles, and all subjects and levels, plus ACT prep.
Mathnasium (Mandeville, Metairie, New Orleans)
This facility, with locations on both shores, helps kids in grades K – 12 understand math by teaching the way that makes sense to them.
Mandeville – (985) 626-6284; https://www.mathnasium.com/mandeville
Metairie – (504) 407-3040; https://www.mathnasium.com/metairie
New Orleans – (504) 676-6284; https://www.mathnasium.com/neworleans
Reading Success Center (Harahan)
(504) 458-1475; https://www.readingsuccessctr.com/
This center offers low cost, small group and individual academic tutoring in reading, writing and math and enrichment for children in grades K-12.
SpiderSmart New Orleans (Jefferson)
(504) 881-1788; www.spidersmart.com/new-orleans
Helping kids develop a skill set that goes beyond short-term goals, we build academic confidence that will be applicable to students’ future tasks, assignments, and, more importantly, their life experiences.
Sylvan Learning (Covington, Harvey, Mandeville, Metairie)
Uses a personal approach and interactive technology to help kids learn math, reading, writing and more. Covington – (985) 871-4050; Mandeville – (985) 641-0343; Harvey – (504) 361-4712; Metairie – (504) 885-5327
Technology & Learning Center (Mandeville)
(985) 778-2828; www.spidertechnologysolutions.com
This fun high-tech center offers homework study, affordable tutoring, ACT prep, homeschool computer classes, technology training, drama classes, summer programs, and more.
LOCAL PUBLIC LIBRARY RESOURCES
Jefferson Parish Library
Live Online Tutor – https://www.brainfuse.com/highed/helpNow.asp?a_id=68272DDC&ss=&r=
New Orleans Public Library
Teen Tech Center (interest-based learning environment for teens to experiment and master various new technologies with help from their peers and adult mentors) – http://nolalibrary.org/page/268/best-buy-teen-tech-center
St. Tammany Library
Live Online Tutor – https://www.sttammanylibrary.org/kids-subject/homework-help/