Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology this week expanded early-evening hours for its free AskRose Homework Help program. AskRose allows middle and high school students to get help with their math and science homework from Rose-Hulman student tutors.
The program is now available Sunday through Thursday from 5-10 p.m. Eastern Time. AskRose tutors were previously available beginning at 7 p.m.
Students in grades 6-12 can receive help by video, phone, email or chat. The video tutoring component was added in August 2021 with the help of a $1.5 million grant from Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc.
Rose-Hulman says the change in the learning landscape combined with COVID learning loss makes the program more needed than ever.
“We’re happy to help these students be better learners in the classroom and gain the math and science skills necessary to develop the well-trained workforce for the future,” Rose-Hulman President Robert Coons, said in written remarks.
The AskRose program is certified by the National Tutoring Association. About 100 Rose-Hulman students serve as tutors with about 20 available each night.
Students needing a tutor can access the program on its website or by calling 877-ASK-ROSE.
Rose-Hulman says more than 750,000 tutoring sessions have been held through the program since its inception in 1991.