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Albuquerque kids needing homework help can 'Dial-A-Teacher'

Updated: 07/31/2014 12:04 PM | Created: 07/31/2014 8:48 AM
By: Nikki Ibarra, KOB Eyewitness News 4

All students can use a little homework help. That's why Albuquerque Teachers Federation created "Dial-A-Teacher."

"They can help kids from kindergarten through college," said Ellen Bernstein with the Teachers Federation. She said this is the perfect way for students to get help in just minutes.

During the school year from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, students can call (505)-344-3571. One of about five teachers who are standing by will then answer your homework question. Near a computer? You can email them too at ATFDIAL@gmail.com.

The program also aims to help parents who want help understanding their child's homework.

"They're going, 'Oh, I haven't had algebra since I was in middle school' and they call us and people are there to help them," Bernstein said. "And don't forget that our teachers are also bilingual so we're able to help kids with their homework in English and in Spanish."

But keep in mind, this isn't an easy way out.

"It's not dial and answer. It's dial a teacher," Bernstein said.

So expect a thorough explanation each time you use Dial-A-Teacher.


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