Do you hear that sound? The school bell is ringing! And while this is very exciting, it also means that “Hey Mom! Can you help me with my homework?” is not far behind!

Now this is fine when kids are still in the coloring sheets phase of the homework. When young students start venturing into trickier subjects like Algebra, chemistry or advanced English, things can get a bit more tricky. The end result can be a homework headache!

Don’t surrender just yet, and don’t run out and hire an expensive tutor. There are an abundance of FREE and LIVE homework help sites designed to aid kids with their nightly studies. These online resources help with a quick question or an entire concept.

Thinkfinity:  Offers help in a wide variety of topics and curriculum. Registration is free and easy. Click on the red “Community Button” for access to chat arenas and message boards for help with nightly homework.

Just Answer Homework: A super-simple homework help resource! Create a free profile and type a homework question in the box. Most questions are answered within 9 seconds. The site also shows how many tutors are available at any given time. A good tip when homework needs are immediate.

Free Math: Offers a free math message board where friendly tutors answer math quickly! I asked a question and had a rather detailed answer is less than four minutes. This site offers this service 24 hours a day.

Jiskha Homework: Boasts the help of over 200 tutors standing by to assist with assignments. The site is easy to navigate, and registration is free. It covers a wide variety of topics and age levels, even high school. It also includes a free, live tutor chat.

School Trainer: Offers free homework help, chat sessions, message forums and more to help solve tricky homework assignments! Registration is free, and most services on the site are free including the chat and online video resources. You may upgrade services for a fee.

Hippo Campus: Specializes in assisting with math homework. Students can even request that their teachers use this site to help organize their nightly assignments and offer additional support. Registration is free, and the site covers a variety of curriculum.

Chatterbees: A wonderful homework help site that provides additional links to free homework help. Find chats, forums, parent newsletters and more to get through rough homework assignments! It is a great resource that assembles live chat sites just for homework help in one place.

Fact Monster: Quick homework facts in an instant, this site is perfect. It can help with science homework, language arts, and more. It is free to use and easy to navigate. Just type in a question (this site is very child-friendly; older children will be able to use it without assistance) and get an answer.

Discovery Education: Offers free and easy-to-use homework assistance for students of all ages and levels. The site is easy to navigate and can even be linked up with the child’s teacher for additional assistance or homework rubrics.

Local Library: Locate live, online homework help for students in just about every state, provided by local libraries. A valid library card is needed to access these online help centers. Help is free and usually available during specific hours. Check with your local library to see if they offer this service in your area!

Homework time doesn’t need to end in a headache. There are plenty of free online help sites available that offer live help and support to children of all ages and skill levels.

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12 thoughts on “Homework Headaches: Where to Find Free Live Help”

  1. Anonymous says:

     need help writing a monologue of 1200 words ..have to submit it in 3 hours can anyone help please?

    the monologue has to be from Anils point of you
    this is the story:
    On a hot, sweltering night in the middle of March when the mosquitoes were in their 
    reign of terrorism, there was a little village where the villagers kept to themselves in little 
    huts, sleeping deeply and dreaming their dreams that rarely amounted to anything. 
    Probably a new cow for Kuppusamy, the milkman, or a profitable harvest for the farmers, 
    or a new sewing machine for Rajgopal, the tailor. Housewives dreamed of tomorrow’s 
    cooking and the children dreamed of waking up to another day, and the next, and the 
    next, till it was over as soon as it began. Meanwhile the streets were pitch dark, with no 
    lighting and with the sounds of crickets crying out to each other. As the village slept the 
    night away, a little boy in one of the huts was wide awake. 
    Anil lay awake on his mat, his eyes transfixed on the thatched roof of the hut where there 
    were many holes in the ceiling. So many that they had to put pots under the various 
    holes every time it rained. But tonight he could only make out one hole, because 
    through it, a small star shone down upon him. 
    Anil was seven years old, the only son of Ragunathan, the village headman’s servant. His 
    mother worked for the headman, too. In a few years, he would also be working for the 
    headman, though he had no knowledge of this. For now, he found the star fascinating. 
    His parents would not even stop for a second to gape at a star. But he did. Because he 
    believed in the magical wonders of life. Because his dreams were bigger than him. 
    Beside him, on another mat spread on the dusty floor, slept his mother. She wore a faded 
    sari, one of the four that she owned, each as faded as the other. The sari she now wore 
    used to be bright green, but had faded to a muddy green, and there was a small hole on 
    the shoulder of the blouse. There was a wet patch around her armpit and layers of fat 
    protruded from the bared midriff. Her skin was encased in sweat and a fly hovered 
    around it. 
    Wheee, Anil thought, wheee, the fly slid down the fat. 
    His mother wheezed in her sleep, her head supported by her right arm. Anil saw the 
    bruise on her shoulder, where Appa, returning home drunk last night, had hit her. Her 
    thali, omnipresent around her neck, glimmered, catching a light somewhere and then 
    retreated into the darkness again. 
    Anil whispered, ‘Amma.’ 
    ‘Ammaaa …’ 
    Wheee …
  2. Bell7869 says:

    ty so much

  3. facie says:

    Every time I click on one of the links above (at least the first five; I stopped after that), I get a “page not found” message. I was hoping to bookmark these now, ahead of school.

    • Tony says:

      The links are not correct… but after you click on them, notice the web address, at the end is the site it should be directed to, just delete the beginning of it (this part… “”) so that all you are left with is the web address for the site you are “trying” to go to, then click enter.

    • Facie, apologies for that. All of the links should now be working. Bookmark away!

  4. Guest says:

    Instead of just going to the internet to get the answer, why not work through the problem with your child.  Too many times, we give up too easy & just going searching for the answer.  Getting a wrong answer isn’t necessarily a bad thing; however, simply writing in the answer is not helping your child learn anything other than how to game the system.

    • Frankly, sometimes Mom and Dad don’t know (hello trigonometry). We are always looking for new ways — and things — to learn! 

      • Kathycpa says:

        I think the point being made by guest is that it is better to fore go instant gratification (i.e. type in a question & get an answer) for truly understanding how to solve a problem.  Sure, Mom & Dad may not be able to explain, but what about asking for assistance from their teacher, attending after school study sessions, etc. first before turning to the internet for the answer. 

    • Tony says:

      Well, yes Guest, simply writing in the answer would be easy, but these are homework help sites, not homework answer sites.  I can guarantee that there are lots of questions that parents cannot answer, and rather than spend countless hours trying to find it out in previous lessons (which is also not helping your child), a parent can go online to these sites with their child and get an understanding of the question together, then it’s your choice as a parent what to do with that information/answer!…  Thanks KCL for posting all these links in one place, it will be a great resource for many parents this year! :-)

  5. melissa says:

    Google it       you can type in question  and it shows you relevant sites and the answer how it got answered

  6. riley says:

    Don’t forget Khan Academy!!!!