Homework Hotline Returns

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The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Homework Hotline opened for the academic year. The school says the free math and science tutoring service handled 37,000 calls last year and has answered more than 400,000 since 1991. September 6, 2013

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Middle and high school students across the state who need extra science and math help can get it for free by calling, emailing or chatting online with tutors at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Homework Hotline, which opens for the 2013-14 school year on Sunday, Sept. 8.

The Homework Hotline is a free math and science tutoring service that helps students in grades 6-12. Phone lines and online chats will be available between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. (ET), Sunday through Thursday, through May 2014.

“When a student is stuck on a homework problem or doesn’t understand a concept, the Homework Hotline is here to help,” said Susan Smith Roads, director of the Homework Hotline. “Our tutors provide an extra, free resource to help Indiana students tackle math and science subjects, from algebra and chemistry to calculus and trigonometry.”

Tutors are Rose-Hulman students who provide free sessions and assistance with homework problems to students who call 1-877-ASK-ROSE (toll free) or submit questions by e-mail at www.AskRose.org.

More than 30 tutors are available each night to answer calls and online inquiries, and approximately 150 tutors and supervisors will be employed this year. Tutors are selected based on their technical knowledge and communication skills.

During the 2012-2013 school year, Homework Hotline tutors answered 37,000 calls, conducted a record 3,767 online sessions and helped students from every Indiana county. The service has answered 401,839 calls since 1991.

About Rose-Hulman’s Homework Hotline

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Homework Hotline is a free math and science tutoring service for Indiana middle and high school students. Offered free to the community since 1991, the program provides tutoring via a toll-free phone call and online. The Homework Hotline reinforces various math and science concepts taught in the classroom, helps students develop better problem-solving skills and guides them toward answering similar problems on their own. Tutors are able to help students with homework across a wide range of math and science subjects. The Homework Hotline is certified by the College Reading and Learning Center Association and funded by Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Lilly Endowment Inc. Learn more at www.AskRose.org.

. Source: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology