Community Tutoring Resources

We provide free tutoring and academic services in 15 Indianapolis locations to students enrolled in School on Wheels programs. For families who do not live in shelters or attend schools in which, we provide our programs, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of alternative tutoring solutions available to parents throughout Indianapolis. The options are arranged by location below.

Online and Phone-based Homework help and Test Prep 

  • 1-877-ASK-ROSE
    • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s HW Hotline provides FREE math and science homework help to Indiana students.
    • Tutors help students in grades 6-12
    • 7-10pm, Sun-Thurs, Sept-May
  • Homework hotline
    • 1-888-986-2345,
    • For 4th-12thgrade, Mon-Thur 4-7pm
  • Indianapolis Public Library Homework Help
    • org/resources/guides/education/homework
    • Live homework help for 6-12thgrade, lets you chat one on one with live tutors.Call the # listed, email questions through the website, or text the librarian at 317-333-6877.
  • Khan Academy
    • Online lessons covering all academic subjects from 3rdgrade to college-level.Especially helpful for math and science.
  • Ivy Tech
    • For students who wish to attend Ivy Tech, if they have not taken the SAT or ACT they must take the Accuplacer Exam.
    • There is a free downloadable test prep application. There are also sample questions and a study guide linked to their website


  • John’s Missionary Baptist Church– 1701 Dr. Andrew J. Brown Ave, 317-636-5775
    • Tutoring offered on Saturday from 10am to Noon during the school year, based on the IPS calendar.
    • Call first to verify tutoring each week.
  • Our Redeemer Lutheran Church– 3421 N. Park Ave, 317-925-3588


  • Edna Martin Christian Center– 2605 E. 25thStreet, 317-637-3776
    • Call for most updated schedule. There is a focus on students who attend IPS schools #48, #51, and #69
  • Forest Manor Multi-Service Center, 5603 E. 38thStreet, 317-545-1204
    • org
    • T3 (Tues & Thurs, 6-8pm) – Program for teenagers that includes homework, tutoring, job skills, conflict resolution sessions, book club, job club, job shadowing, dance classes, basketball, and more.
    • Afterschool program (M-F, 3-6pm) for K-8 kids, $100/mo, includes tutoring, activities, and meals.
  • Brightwood Community Center,3130 E. 30thStreet, 317-546-8200


  • Good News Ministries– 2712 E. Washington Street, 317-638-2862
    • Tutoring available Mon, Tues, and Thurs from 4:30-5:15p.
    • Reading tutoring available via computer.
  • Miracle Place, 940 N. Temple, 317-423-3064
    • org
    • Open Tue-Fri 4-5:30p. Closed when IPS is on break. (Pre-K to High School)
    • Homework assistance, tutoring, games, fitness activities, music, monthly birthday parties.
  • Westminster Neighborhood Services, 445 State Ave, 317-632-9785
    • K-8 afterschool and intersession programming focusing on homework assistance with the help of a mentor.


  • East 10thUnited Methodist Children and Youth Center,. 2327 E. 10th, 317-637-0841
    • org
    • Before care starts at 7:30 and does school drop-off.After care lasts till 5:30.
    • Provides tutoring, homework help, service work, and drug prevention programs.


  • Concord Neighborhood Center (Now for the Future)
    • org
    • Southside youth development program focusing on academic support and life skills.
    • 5-12thgrades, Mon-Fri 3-6pm
    • Fees vary by income


  • Southeast Community Services, 901 S. Shelby St, 317-510-0200
    • org/youth-services/
    • Afterschool homework help and activities for kids Grade 3 and higher.
    • Takes place at the youth center across Shelby Street from SECS.
    • Mon-Thur, 3:30-5:30p
    • Students can even earn money for attending the program, having good behavior, and achieving good grades.


  • Indy Parks Afterschool Homework Assistance, Contact Joenne Pope,
    • Located at 5 IPS schools (#63, #46, #49, #82, #31) and usually reserved for students of those schools (though exceptions can be made if transportation is provided.
    • Students need to sign up early in the school year.
  • Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center, 1920 W. Morris Street, 317-639-6106 x206
    • org
    • Before and after school program for K-7th
    • Homework assistance, tutoring, gym time, arts and crafts, and special events.
    • Students from #46, #49, and Christel House Academy West served (although other students allowed but must provide own transportation)
    • Mon-Fri till 5:45pm
  • New Beginnings, 2132 W. Michigan St, 317-264-5437
    • Reading and math tutoring for 5-15 year olds (Mon-Thur 2:30-8:30p), STEM programs on Friday.
    • Will take CCDF, and cost based on income.
  • Christamore House, 502 N. Tremont, 317-635-7211
    • org/Programs-2/
    • Afterschool program LEAP (Learning Enhances Attitude and Perseverance)
    • Mon-Fri 3-6pm
    • Academic support, STEM activities, Post-secondary readiness, guest speakers, music, art, and phys ed activities.


  • Fay Biccard Neighborhood Ctr @ Crooked Creek, 2990 W. 71stStreet, 317-293-2600
    • Pre-school available – Paths to Quality LEVEL 3
    • Before and After School Care – includes homework assistance, educational enrichment, fun activites for kids
    • L.I.P. – Future Leaders in Progress (for teens) – tutoring, job skills training, college tours

Multiple Locations

  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Indianapolis
    • Multiple locations: 5228 W. Minnesota, 2310 E. 30thStreet, 8425 E. Raymond, 1949 Troy Ave., 801 S. State St., Numerous IPS school sites
    • $15/year membership fee
  • YMCA of Greater Indianapolis,
    • Weekly curriculum includes arts, character education, health and wellness skills, HW support, literacy, STEM, conflict resolution, and service learning projects.
    • $20-90/week based on attendance. Financial assistance available.
  • Indiana Kids



Posted on

January 30, 2019