As adults, when we think about this as being a stressful time of year, we think of shorter days, winter storms and holiday obligations.
But those a bit younger than us are stressed out for a whole different set of reasons.
As students in middle school and high school get deeper into the heart of the school year, their workloads get more overwhelming.
It seems every student I know is getting ready for something big right now. Whether it's getting ready for finals, studying for the constitution test, MAP testing, or preparing for the ACT exam, I'm happy to say that the library provides resources to help students succeed.
ACT Practice at the Library
Experience what test day will be like by taking the ACT practice test. On January 9th we will host a full length ACT practice test proctored by Kaplan Test Prep. Register here.
ACT Practice from Home
SkillSurfer offers a Comprehensive library of online practice tests for AP exams and both the SAT and ACT. Get started by creating an account.
Tutoring at the Library
Every Wednesday night from 6-8pm COACH tutors from Maine West are in the Teen Lounge to tutor peers in grades 6-12. T@DPPL is a drop in program (no registration necessary) and takes place whenever Maine West is in session.
Tutoring from Home
HelpNow provides live online help from expert tutors in all core subjects for students in grades 3-12. Tutoring is available every day from 2:00pm - 11:55pm and all you need to get started is your Des Plaines library card.