By Helen Naizghi
http://www.bjpinchbeck.com/ is one of the web’s first homework help resources and is praised for being “comprehensive, up-to date and easy to navigate,” according to consumersearch.com. Their slogan “if you can’t find it here, you just can’t find it” refers to their wide selection of topics to study, ranging from Art to Science.
At http://www.infoplease.com/homework/, students are able to ask questions and are usually directed to a website that teaches them, rather than giving students the answer. The website is geared for students between the age of 8 and 14.
Students struggling with math of all levels should check out http://mathforum.org/dr.math/. Good Housekeeping advices the Ask Dr. Math feature, saying “Any site that can lucidly explain old math, new math and new-new math deserves a prominent position on your bookmark list”.
http://www.cosmeo.com is operated by the Discovery Channel and is known for its abundant multimedia features, but it isn’t free. This website includes search engine, an online encyclopedia, video tutorials and a separate math area called WebMath for all students K-12. The cost is $10 per month, and $100 per year.
http://www.tutorvista.com/ is a one-on-one virtual tutoring in many subjects with educators with at least a master’s degree and teaching certification, therefore students K-12 are paying for well-educated teacher, though billing and customer service issues have come up in the past.