About the Author

Hi.  My name is Alice Juarez and this is my second to the last semester before earning my master's degree.  I, amongst maintaining a home for a four month old baby, an eleven year old stepson, and a husband, and working full-time, managed to take courses in order to finish my dream--earning a master's degree in library information science.  I always wanted to be a librarian.

I selected homework assistance programs as my current trend because I see a definite need for homework assistance within my own school library.  Students go in to do their homework and on occasion the library staff is asked to help.  It was interesting for me to see the benefits that the program provides such as higher self-esteem, better interpersonal skills, and improved grades.  A program that does that is worth keeping.