ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL
AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS (Grades 6-12)!
and it is FREE
Homework Center at the Beaufort Library location offers homework
help or just a quiet place to study. Come whether you need help
with one particular assignment or project, or if you need help
in a subject throughout the semester.
- The Center
will be open Tuesdays from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Library
at 311 Scott Street in downtown Beaufort. No reservations are necessary
-- come as you are!
- Call 843-470-6521
for more details.
ABOUT THE HOMEWORK CENTER
Beaufort County Library-sponsored Homework Center is:
supervised quiet room where students may do their homework
to the Public Library reference materials
adults who can assist with, but not do, homework assignments
middle and high school students
the Beaufort County Public Library headquarters location, at 311 Scott
Street in Beaufort in the downstairs meeting room.
and Thursday afternoons from 3:00 p. m. until 6:00 p. m.
WHO... and what we do!
run a facility where the student may study alone under supervised
conditions. Our adult volunteers can assist students with homework
or other school-related assignments. We will not do the homework for
the students. They are expected to do that themselves.
operation is administered by Mrs. Patricia Porter, the Interlibrary
Loan Supervisor, and Mr. Dennis Adams, Information Services Coordinator
of the Library.
six volunteers who work with the students are:
retired mathematician/physicist, who graduated from and taught
at the University of Cincinnati. He is skilled in math,
and speaks French
retired industrial engineer, skilled in math.
retired New York City school teacher (physical education and health)
skilled in Spanish,
active mathematics teacher from Battery Creek High School, skilled
retired Registered Nurse from St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing
in Cleveland, Ohio, with a Bachelor of Science degree in professional
sciences from St. Joseph's College, currently teaching part time
at the Technical College of the Lowcountry (nurse aid program),
skilled in reading,
history, health, and
retired chemical engineer, with a B. S. ChE degree from the Chase
Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration
degree from Monmouth University; currently adjunct instructor
in computer science and math at Park College (Marine Corps Air
Station, Beaufort), skilled in computer-related
subjects, math, physics, and
volunteers are there to assist the students and have done so in the
past with help ranging from clearing up a sticking point to almost
full-time one-on-one mentoring.
we cannot do and are not qualified to do is work with students who
have special needs or emotional or severe learning problems.
Homework Center facilities and equipment consist of:
with 8 tables that can accommodate 16 students.
well as the reference sources in the Library. We have our own
copies of the preparation for the South Carolina exit exam. We
do not give the latter out, but use it in helping students.
with 6 headphones and a syllabus of instructional video
tapes in math.
word processor, spreadsheet and keyboarding
expenses are funded by the Friends of the Beaufort County Public Library
with a modest budget.
we require from the students and request from their teachers and parents,
the Students:Bring textbooks, assignments and working
materials with an understanding that this is a working environment
and not a social club.
the Teachers:We don't know how you cover a subject in
class. If you are using a method which may be obscure to us, tell
us. We do not wish to confuse your student by using a method to
solve problems that is different from what you use in school.
Over the past three years, our volunteers have done fairly well,
but they have had students coming from the Beaufort County Public
Schools, the Independent Schools, the church-sponsored schools,
and those who are being home schooled. Therefore, it is important
that the student bring as much text material as possible. We will
even purchase that teaching material if necessary.
the Parents :Be sure that your student understands that
he/she is to bein
the Homework Center, not
just somewhere else in the Library during the visit.
see our full list of
Homework Center Expectations,
HOMEWORK CENTER EXPECTATIONS:
Leave all snacks and drinks outside.
Bring all required materials to the Center [homework sheets, textbooks,
etc.]. Be sure you know what your teacher is asking you to do.
Be courteous and respect your tutors and yourself.
Keep hands, feet, objects, and negative comments to yourself.
Obey all rules and regulations of the Beaufort County Library.
The tutors are
here to help
you with your homework, not to do your assignment.
The library will
responsible for personal items.
For a severe disruption,
students will be asked to leave the Center/Library immediately.
tutor's word is final.
Can't Get In to the Homework Center?
don't forget this:
- Our Homework Center
tutors are here to help students in grades 6
- 12 (sixth grade through twelfth grade).
- Our tutors are not
here to give you the answers to excercises out of your textbook!
What they can do is teach you how to find the answers on
- The Online Homework
Help Service is not an "emergency" service. Most
of the time, you wont hear from us overnight -- but we will
try to get your question to the next available tutor at the next
Homework Center session. We will e-mail you or phone you, depending
on what kind of problem you have.
- If your homework problem
is too long or too complicated for an e-mail message, give a basic
description of the problem and ask that a tutor phone you to talk
with you more about it.
- If you dont hear
from us, please TRY
AGAIN! Things can
get lost out on the Internet.
- Try to come in to the
Homework Center whenever you can. There is no substitute
for working one-on-one with our tutors.
County Library, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, SC 29902 || Telephone:
Fax: (843) 470-6542