Dial-A-Teacher

Have a Question about Homework?

A  qualified, licensed classroom teacher is available
Monday – Thursday, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. when school is in session.

Prefer to Call Instead?

Call the Dial-A-Teacher hotline at

(212) 777-3380

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Dial-A-Teacher

The UFT’s award-winning Dial-a-Teacher program is a homework help line for elementary and middle school students attending New York City public schools. Students or their parents are invited to call the hotline, which is staffed by classroom teachers who are experienced in all subject areas . Dial-A-Teacher began as a pilot program in 17 elementary schools in 1980 and went citywide in 1986. Today, it is fully computerized. Teachers communicate online with students and download their assignments so they can better guide them as the students work through challenges.

Dial-A-Teacher Hours

Monday – Thursday, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. when school is in session

Call the Hotline

(212) 777-3380

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