Teacher in the Library
Free homework help for Chicago’s students from accredited educators
School can be challenging at any level. It can be even more difficult for families new to a school or for whom English isn’t their first language. That’s where the caring, accredited educators who make up the Teacher in the Library (TIL) program come in. They know the ins and outs of neighborhood schools, and many are bilingual. Depending on a student’s needs, they can provide one-on-one attention, or set them up in a small group to work. So while school can be hard sometimes, the Teachers are here to help—through a distinctive program made entirely possible by donors like you.
In-branch programming at Chicago Public Library is currently suspended as a safety precaution during the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, we encourage patrons to engage with our Library’s robust suite of free virtual and take-away resources for students.
Learn the impact of your support. Read the 2019 Impact Report here.
total homework help sessions provided in 2016-17 school year
unique students assisted by a TIL last year
year the program began to be analyzed by Chapin Hall collaborative at University of Chicago