Free Tutoring at the Columbia Public Library

Photograph of children being tutored at the libraryCould your child benefit from one-on-one support in reading or math? Free tutoring is available in these subject areas through our partnership with “A Way With Words and Numbers.”

During the 2021-2022 school year, tutoring will be offered both online and in person. This service is open to students in kindergarten through 8th grade who attend school in the Columbia community. Sessions last about 30 minutes, and parents must remain in the library during the session. Masks are requested in the library.

In person tutoring is located in the Children’s area of the Columbia Public Library Monday through Thursday from 3:30-7 p.m.

How it Works

  1. Fill out the tutoring form.
  2. A member of A Way With Words and Numbers (AWWWN) will contact you, matching your student with a tutor and confirming their tutoring schedule.
  3. Your student will meet their tutor in the Children’s area in the Columbia Public Library at their scheduled time.

This service is available during most of MU’s fall and spring semesters (mid-September through early December and February through early May).

For more information on COVID-19 restrictions, see the library guidelines.