Homework Help

Need a hand with your homework? AADL can help with a variety of services and products offered over the internet or in our library branches. Here are some things from AADL that you can use to get through your next essay, social studies project, or math assignment.

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Brainfuse Live Homework Help

Get help with homework or get ahead of the curve with this online tutoring service. Live tutors are available from 2-11 pm every day to teach students in the subject areas of math, English, science, and social studies. Learn more about this service or start trying Brainfuse right now.

Research Databases

Research Databases

AADL provides access to online collections of books, articles, and encyclopedias through our research databases. Take a look at our lists of databases for kids or for student papers, or take a look at the whole subject list to see what will help you with your next assignment.

*To use any of our research databases or to use Brainfuse Homework Help you have to have an AADL username and password. If you don't already have an aadl.org username, just click register on the login page. Make sure to put in your library card number!
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Drop-In Homework Help

AADL partners with college student organizations to provide free homework help for school-aged children and teenagers. All sessions will be at the Downtown Library in the Youth Room Story Corner, Monday and Wednesday from 4:00-8:00 pm and Sunday from 3:00-5:00 pm. Homework Help sessions will begin on Sunday, January 12th and continue through Wednesday, June 11th. No sessions will be held on: Sunday, April 20 or Monday, May 26

AADL Select Sites

AADL Select Sites

Let AADL help you get to the best informational resources on the internet with our AADL Select Sites. Our librarians have brought together the best websites with information you can trust. Pick a topic and see what the internet has to help you learn.

Ann Arbor Public School Reading Levels

The AADL catalog can help you find books for the appropriate instructional level your child is in at AAPS. Just do a search in our catalog for "AAPS Level" and the appropriate letter or follow the links below to get a list of AADL's holdings in each of the different instructional levels.

AAPS Level A
AAPS Level B
AAPS Level C
AAPS Level D
AAPS Level E
AAPS Level F
AAPS Level G
AAPS Level H
AAPS Level I
AAPS Level J
AAPS Level K
AAPS Level L
AAPS Level M
AAPS Level N
AAPS Level O
AAPS Level P
AAPS Level Q
AAPS Level R
AAPS Level S
AAPS Level T
AAPS Level U
AAPS Level V
AAPS Level W
AAPS Level X
AAPS Level Y
AAPS Level Z

Lexile Reading Levels

As Michigan schools adopt Common Core State Standards, more information about a child's reading level may be given to caregivers in Lexile levels. Follow the links below to get a list of AADL’s holdings according to Lexile ranges.

Lexile 100-199
Lexile 200-299
Lexile 300-399
Lexile 400-499
Lexile 500-599
Lexile 600-699
Lexile 700-799
Lexile 800-899
Lexile 900-999
Lexile 1000-1099
Lexile 1100-1199
Lexile 1200-1299
Lexile 1300-1399
Lexile 1400-1499
Lexile 1500-1599
Lexile 1600-1699
Lexile 1700-1799
Lexile 1800-1899

HiLo Books

If you know someone who is overwhelmed by reading, AADL can help. A HiLo book refers to a text that has been written on a lower grade reading level, but with subject matter that would appeal to older students. Interest levels are labeled by age. Just search our catalog with HiLo_level and the appropriate numbered grade reading level (2,3,4,5,6) or follow the links below to get a full list of AADL's holdings in each of the different reading levels.

HiLo: Adults - Reading 4th to 6th grade levels
HiLo: Adults - Reading 2nd to 4th grade levels

HiLo: High School Students - Reading 4th to 6th grade levels
HiLo: High School Students - Reading 2nd to 4th grade levels

HiLo: Middle School Students - Reading 2nd to 4th grade levels

Learning Express Library

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Did you know that you can access dozens of practice tests and 150 e-books by going to the LearningExpress Library from our Research Pages? Just click on the Research Tab and then the click on the link that says "Test Prep". LearningExpress Library is the sole item with that heading. You will need an additional log in to access this database to take practice tests. Once you get there, you'll see all sorts of test preparation resources from the GMAT, the LSAT, the PCAT and the GRE. There's even some basic math skill building, which can be useful for everyone, every day! Can I get an "Awesome" on that? Because it really is awesome!! Tell your friends!

Wednesday, May 29th Tutoring from 6:00-8:00 pm Only

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Circle K Tutoring will be available on Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm only. Due to a last minute conflict, no tutors will be available from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Regular weekday tutoring sessions from 4:00 to 8:00 pm will resume on Monday, June 3rd. We apologize for the inconvenience.

No Circle K Homework Help sessions between April 22 and May 8

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Due to U of M exams and the break between semesters, there will be a break in sessions for about 2 weeks.

Homework Help will go on temporary hiatus after the Monday, April 22nd session. It will then restart on Wednesday, May 8th and last through Wednesday, June 12th. There will be no session on Monday, May 27th, as the Library will be closed for Memorial Day.

As a reminder, Circle K Homework Help sessions take place on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 4:00-8:00 pm, and on Sunday afternoons from 3:00-5:00 pm. All sessions are held in the Downtown Youth Story Corner.

AADL also provides access to Brainfuse, an online tutoring service. Live tutors are available from 2:00 -11:00 pm every day!

Wednesday, April 3rd Tutoring from 4:00-6:00 pm Only

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Circle K Tutoring will be available on Wednesday evening from 4:00 to 6:00 pm only. Due to a last minute conflict, no tutors will be available from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Regular tutoring sessions from 4:00 to 8:00 pm will resume on Monday, April 8th. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Brainfuse: Live Tutoring & Homework Help

Homework giving you a headache? You may want to log on to Brainfuse. Their Live Homework Help is available from 2:00 PM-11:00 PM everyday (except Federal Holidays) & the interactive Study Suite is accessible anytime with your aadl account log in information. For more information about all the amazing facets of Brainfuse read these FAQs. Using Brainfuse can make learning fun for parents & kids! College students and adult learners can benefit from it, too! Give it a try!

Drop-In Homework Help will resume on January 13th

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Tutoring sessions will resume on Sunday afternoons and Monday and Wednesday evenings on January 13. Homework Help will continue throughout the spring. Please read on for more details about homework help at AADL.

Looking for help with your homework? Look no further than AADL’s Downtown Library. The University of Michigan Chapter of Circle K is once again providing tutoring for students in grades K-12. Stop by the Youth Department Story Corner Mondays and Wednesdays between 4:00 and 8:00 pm and Sundays between 3:00 and 5:00 pm to take advantage of this great service!

AADL also provides access to Brainfuse, an online tutoring service. Live tutors are available from 2:00 -11:00 pm every day!

Parent's Corner: Back to School

The Downtown library has a shelf in the Youth Department known as the Parent Shelf. On this shelf you’ll find a variety of parent-child related books on a multitude of topics- including everything from phonics to tantrums to potty training to diet. These books are available for checkout, and can be found in the catalog when searching “parent shelf,” if you’d like to have one sent to a branch of your choice.

This time of year many parents and kids have one thing on their minds: back to school and how to cope. Parent shelf resources will come in handy when it comes to homework help. Here are a few titles that may be of use:

* How to help your child with homework: The complete guide to encouraging good study habits and ending the homework wars

* Same homework, new plan: How to help your disorganized kid sit down and get it done

* The pressured child: Helping your child find success in school and life

Don’t forget about AADL’s homework help page! It lists a variety of resources available including face-to-face tutoring, as well as online tutoring via BrainFuse, which is available to AADL card holders who are logged into aadl.org.

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Drop-In Homework Help will resume on April 30th

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Tutoring sessions will resume on Monday and Wednesday evenings on April 30. Homework Help will continue throughout the spring. Please read on for more details about homework help at AADL.

Looking for help with your homework? Look no further than AADL’s Downtown Library. The University of Michigan Chapter of Circle K is once again providing tutoring for students in grades K-12. Stop by the Youth Department Story Corner Mondays and Wednesdays between 4:00 and 8:00 pm to take advantage of this great service!

AADL also provides access to Brainfuse, an online tutoring service. Live tutors are available from 2:00 -11:00 pm every day!

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