If you visit one of 11 Seattle Public Library branches on certain days after school, you’ll witness something amazing: seemingly ordinary, mild-mannered citizens put on capes and tights and transform into superheroes.
OK, they don’t really put on capes and tights, but they’re still heroic…They’re faster than a speeding bullet when it comes to solving homework problems. They help with homework because their generous hearts are more powerful than a locomotive. (Just like Superman doesn’t get paid to rescue all those people who fall off tall buildings.) And they’re able to leap into helping any K-12 student with any homework subject in a single bound.
Does a homework assignment make you feel like you’re falling off a tall building? Let us introduce you to some of these Homework Help Superheroes…
Superhero name: The Math Ninja
Alter ego name: Sarah Buhayar
Been a superhero since: September 2012
Where and when you can find her: Douglass-Truth Library, Mondays, 3:30-5:30 pm.
Alter ego cover story: “I work at the Gates Foundation, working with great schools and teachers all around the country. Before that, I taught middle school math in Chicago; I also coached soccer and basketball.”
Favorite subjects to help with: “I am a math ninja…so definitely math.”
Remember: You can get help with any subject at Homework Help!
Reason for becoming a superhero: “I really like working with teenagers. I find that most teenagers are smart and thoughtful and incredibly interesting. As young adults, they are starting to see the world as grown-ups but with a fresh perspective. In my job now, I have to work with adults all the time, and they’re just not as fun!”
Superhero power (other than helping with homework) she would choose: “Teleporting. I have to travel a lot for my job, and if I could just instantly be somewhere else (like in Harry Potter) I would save a lot of time.”
The other members of the Justice League of the Douglass-Truth Library take care of saving the world (because it sometimes feels like the world will end if you don’t get that assignment done) on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3:30 to 7:30 pm.
Visit this page for information about other library branches with Homework Help Superheroes or to access Online Homework Help.