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Educational Resources

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Tutoring & E-Learning Specialized online tutors for Math, Science, English, Social Studies, Essay Writing, resume writing, job hunting, help with Excel, and more. Live tutoring services do not require a free account, but with one, extra services such as math problem and essay drop-off, practice quizzes, and more are available. Live tutors available from 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. in English and Spanish. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Pasadena Library.

Homework & Research Tools

Gale OneFile Articles from thousands of newspapers, magazines, trade journals and reference books on general topics. Children’s instructional reading resources from book guides, meet-the-author videos, author biographies, to literature-based vocabulary lists and more.
Gale Primary Sources Primary sources from Archives Unbound and the Archives of Sexuality and Gender
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Information on controversial issues including pros and cons, overviews, relevant articles and images. 
Toucan Valley Social Studies Fact Cards Fact cards about California Native Americans, explorers, missions, ranchos, governors, counties, and history.

Language Learning

Mango Languages Fun and immersive language learning software for students, travelers, and life-long learners. Courses are PhD-created, available in 70 languages, and accessible via apps for iPhone®, Android™, Kindle® and Nook®, or on any computer with an internet connection. English language courses are available in 17 different languages. Create a free account to track progress with an email address and password: account is not required for use. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Pasadena Library.


World Book Encyclopedia for children, teens and adults including images and primary sources along with a dictionary and atlas. Also includes Spanish language encyclopedia Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos.
Britannica School Encyclopedia for elementary to high school learners.
Scholastic Go! Children’s encyclopedias on various topics from animals to countries.
Britannica Escolar Spanish language encyclopedia for elementary to middle school learners.

Other Educational Resources

California Department of Education Homeschooling Resource
California Common Core State Standards Resources for Parents and Guardians California State History
South Pasadena Local History 

Local Schools and Daycares

South Pasadena Unified School District
Marengo Elementary School
Arroyo Vista Elementary School Monterey Hills Elementary School
South Pasadena Middle School South Pasadena High School
Holy Family Catholic School
Local Daycares and Preschools 

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