FREE Tutoring-Help Your Child Achieve Academic Success!

By Courtney Daly-Pavone November 7, 2021

Your child's first report card is in the mail. Maybe their teacher suggested a parent teacher meeting to discuss their grades. You might be a parent that helps your child with their homework, or perhaps you might need a tutor. Thankfully, there are FREE Services for every age and stage to help your child have a successful school year.

FREE Tutoring!

Math & Reading Buddies @ The La Jolla Library FREE!

Tutoring for ages 3-17 November 8th-December 21st Mondays 4-5 PM @ The La Jolla Library Children's Section 

7555 Draper Ave. First-come, first–serve, no registration needed!

This is an easy way for children to build reading and math skills and interact with a positive teen role model.

Free Homework Help @ San Diego Public Libraries

The program includes:

  • Free access to paid Coaches and caring volunteers who are available to help K-8 students with their homework assignments.
  • Free access to learning materials.
  • Free access to computers, online research tools, and other digital resources available at the library.
Homework Help Available in person at these locations:
Central Library
City Heights/Weingart Library
College-Rolando Library
Linda Vista Library
Logan Heights Library
North Park Library
Otay Mesa-Nestor Library
San Carlos Library
San Ysidro Library
Scripps Miramar Ranch Library
Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library


Free Online SAT-ACT Test Prep!

November 13th & November 20th 10AM-2:30PM Online 

SAT & ACT test preparation through a partnership between the San Diego Public Library, UC San Diego Extension Pre-College Programs, and Cal-SOAP to help high school students prepare for college exams and navigate the college process.


1.) REGISTER first below through the Library Do NOT share an email with a sibling you must use separate emails addresses and must register under the student's name (not parent's). No school emails, please. 

2.) After the application period closes, you will receive an email with a link and instructions for how to SELF-ENROLL through the Extension website. If you do not self-enroll using the instructions, you will not be registered in the class!

3.) Within 24-48 hours, you will be receiving another email from UCSD Extension through "Canvas" with the information to be able to take the pretest and access the Admit One series. Please check the email that you are registering with. To Register Email:    


Free Coding & Robotics Course @ The San Diego Public Library

Saturday, November 20, 2021 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM La Jolla Riford Library 7555 Draper Ave.

Hands-on Technology instructors guide students through a robotics and coding adventure workshop. Geared to grades 5th - 10th.  Limit 20.  10 spots left! Register:

The Science of Harry Potter

Monday, November 29, 2021 3:30pm - 6:30pm Point Loma Library 3701 Voltaire St. San Diego, CA 92107

Students will explore the science and magic of the world of Harry Potter through video clips, presentations, discussions, activities and artwork. Topics include genetics and trait prediction (parseltongue, giants, squibs), acid/base chemistry (Marauder’s Map), fantastic beasts and herbology. Science has never been so magical! 

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Free Online Classes!

Virtual Slimy Sea Creatures!

Saturday, December 4, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Invertebrates like octopuses, jellyfish and squid have fascinating adaptations for life in their ocean ecosystems. Students will observe sea stars, sand dollars and moon snails, to name a few. Students will also consider what kind of invertebrate they would like to be. They will test their knowledge by playing a game that rewards those with the best mastery of vocabulary from the class. To register click here:

Free STEAM Class-Incredible Invertebrates! Varsity Tutors  

November 30 Tuesday @ 12:30 PM-1:15 PM (PT) 1 x 45min session (45 minutes)
All ages welcome (Best for grades 3-8)

At first glance, it might look like lobsters and jellies have nothing in common — but that's not exactly true! To start, both of these unique animals are invertebrates. In this live, online class, we'll get up close and personal with stinging jellies and spiny lobsters at the South Carolina Aquarium. 

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Give your child academic support, and explore plenty of free extracurricular classes that enhance their learning experience!

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