Student Resources

Who Was James Lick, Anyway?
Born 1796, he made his first fortune in South America and another in the 1849 Gold Rush, and died an eccentric philanthropist in San Francisco.

826 Valencia Tutoring
826 Valencia is dedicated to supporting students with their writing skills, and to helping teachers get their students excited about the literary arts. Their team of qualified tutors will work one-on-one with students on homework, writing projects, and building English language skills.

San Francisco Public Library Teen Center
Services such as tours, booktalks, and teaching of research skills related to specific school-assigned projects available at the Teen Center in the Main Library. Check out the links on their page!

Online Homework Help
The San Francisco Public Library offers online tutoring everyday from 2 pm – 9 pm in English, and Sunday through Thursday from 2 pm to 7 pm in Spanish. A live tutor will help students solve homework problems for grades 1-12.

Online Academic Support at Khan Academy
The Khan Academy uses video tutorials to empower everyone, everywhere with a free, world-class education.

iCivics uses games to teach students about our system of government and inspire them to be active participants in our democracy. It is the vision of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.

Students can travel through California history with Calisphere’s newest feature: a set of interactive maps with hundreds of images from the past century, plotted at the locations they depict.

Earth as Art
Take a look at these photos from around the world. Landsat satellites have imaged the Earth’s surface for nearly thirty years.

Arts Alive: Music Games and Activities
Click on this interactive music site from the National Arts Centre in Canada with activities for teachers, parents, students, kids, and young artists.