Free tutoring now available to TPS students

Students in grades 3-12 can now access free tutoring seven days a week from

Students can access tutors through chat or a voice call in less than a minute without an appointment. All sessions are recorded so students can review their information on their own or refer back to it during future tutoring sessions.

Four primary services are available: live tutoring, paper review, math question drop off, and SAT/ACT preparation.

Live tutoring
Students have access to a live online tutor (chat or voice) from 2 – 8 p.m. every day to receive support in:

  • Math: Middle school math, pre-algebra, algebra I and II
  • Writing: Citations, creative writing, essay writing, research papers, technical writing
  • Study skills: Conducting research, getting organized, taking notes, managing time and stress, creating healthy habits

Submit a paper
Students can:

  • Upload/submit a paper or homework assignment for review
  • Get targeted grade level support
  • Get targeted focus for support; for example, writing organization or development, grammar, punctuation and word choice
  • Get feedback from a tutor within 24 hours

Drop off a math question
Students can:

  • Upload/submit a completed homework assignment for review
  • Get targeted grade level support
  • Get feedback from a tutor within 24 hours

Prep for SAT/ACT
Students can:

  • Take full-length practice tests
  • View detailed score reports with noted areas of help
  • Watch video lessons with test taking strategies
  • Practice drills that help hone their skills with sample problems

Students access the service through the Schoology system; families can watch a demonstration of the service here.

TPS is working to expand live tutoring hours, offer bilingual tutors, and offer live support in social studies, science and world languages.

TPS Media Contact

Kathryn McCarthy, Strategic Communications and Marketing Manager | 253-571-1015 |

About Tacoma Schools

Tacoma Public Schools is the only district designated an Innovation Zone by Washington State. A leader in implementing innovative schools and programs to meet the diverse needs of every student, every day, TPS serves approximately 30,000 students from preschool to grade 12 and at nearly 5000 employees is one of the largest employers in Tacoma. Learn more...


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