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In-Person Tutors and Reading Buddies
Study Zone Tutors and Reading Buddies are available in-person at libraries. Additional locations will be added in September 2023.
Drop in any time during program hours to study and get homework help. In-person Tutors work with1-5 students in a group setting. Students bring homework or study materials to work from.
In-Person Reading Buddies
Drop-in to sign up for a 30-minute Reading Buddy session. Two students sign up for the same reading level on each session. The Reading Buddy eBooks are available to view on an iPad. The eBook selection changes every two weeks.
Tutor Language and Subject Specialties
Find a language or subject specialist. Unexpected absences or schedule changes may occur.
Online Study Zone
Study Zone volunteers offer academic support online for students in grades K-12.
Log in during open hours for:
- Free homework help
- Access to KCLS librarians
- Language and reading support
- Social activities
Type your requested activity in the Chat or wait for the Greeter to call on you. Students will be moved to breakout rooms for the service they choose.
Online Schedule and How to Connect
Online Study Zone programs will be closed:
Drop in on Zoom any time during Mondays and Thursdays 5:30-7:30pm, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 4-6pm.
Connect to Zoom using your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
Join Tutors and Math Club Zoom Meetings:
Meeting ID: 848 1415 3950
Dial in using your home phone or smartphone.
- Dial by your location
- (888) 475-4499 (toll-free)
- Meeting ID: 848 1415 3950
- Find your local number.
During high traffic students may need to wait 5-10 minutes to be let in. Thank you for your patience.
Math Club Schedule
Practice core math skills. Each 1-hour Math Club class is separated by suggested grade level. Log in a few minutes before the lesson begins and request the class you want to attend.
Frequently Asked Questions
Some students have asked for tutors who reflect their identity. For example, tutors who are Black, Indigenous or people of color (BIPOC). Contact the Study Zone coordinator for help connecting with specific tutors.
Have materials on hand to work from, such as:
- Instructions, textbooks, and assigned reading needed to complete your assignment.
- Worksheets or other tools if you just want to practice certain skills.
- Notes or other practice materials if you are studying for a test.
- Online assignments or computer documents to share on screen (for video calls only).
Tips for sharing student materials with the tutor:
- To maintain privacy, please do not email documents directly to the tutors.
- Students can use Share Screen in Zoom to display their work to the tutor.
- Students can use a smart phone or scanner to capture an image of a paper document/textbook/workbook. They can open that image on their computer/device to use with Share Screen in Zoom.
- Documents can be emailed to the librarian staffing the Study Zone shift to forward to the tutor.
- Students may place a link in chat to a document stored in a cloud drive, such as iCloud, OneDrive or Google Drive.
- Students can hold their paper document or book up the device camera for the tutor to view.
- Students dialing in by phone can read their document to the tutor. The tutor will take notes in order to help the student.
You can connect to Zoom online using your computer, tablet or smartphone. Or, dial in using a home phone or smartphone.
Log in any time during Study Zone online hours. You do not need to register or provide personal information to participate. You can participate for any amount of time during Study Zone online hours.
Only Math Club has set start and end times for each class.
Study Zone instructors are volunteers from our communities who have:
- passed a Washington State patrol background check and
- completed a program orientation.
Volunteers range in age from high school juniors to retired adults.
- A library employee will supervise each online session.
- Volunteer rovers circulate among the rooms to observe. Rovers will sit in whenever there is only one student in a room with a tutor.
- Unaccompanied adults are not permitted and will be removed from the session. Only parents and caregivers assisting their K-12 student may sit in.
Study Zone programs are free.