Homework can be stressful, especially when your kids wait until the last minute to get a project done or prepare for a test, but the Milwaukee Public Library has tutors on hand to help your students. The best part is, it's free.
The program is called “Teacher in the Library.” Nine branches in the Milwaukee Public Library system offer it. It’s for children in grades first through eighth.
Certified teacher Matt Fisher comes weekly to help the children with homework. The kids call him “Mr. Matt.”
“Actually, it’s the best part of my day,” said Fisher.
“To have someone here that the children know that they can count on,” said Fisher.
On a Tuesday afternoon, when TMJ4 News went to Milwaukee Public Library’s Martin Luther King branch on Locust Street, Fisher was working with fifth-grader Mya Brooks-Steavens.
“He's helped me with my math a lot,” Brooks-Steavens said.
“It's good to feel wanted. She comes almost every single day. I've gotten to know her and her family and she's such a sweet girl,” said Fisher.
“I think most of our traffic are students who are in the libraries after school as their after-school destination, so they are here anyway and so we want to offer that academic support,” said Victoria Sanchez, school-age education specialist with the Milwaukee Public Library.
“There's such a feeling of family and the library staff does such a great job in getting to know their students,” Sanchez continued.
Visit Milwaukee Public Library's website to see if your local branch takes part in the program.