Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s AskRose Homework Help program has added a new video tutoring service to help middle school and high school students better understand math and science homework. The AskRose.org website also includes more than 500 resources available through videos and downloadable reference materials.
Rose-Hulman says the expansion of AskRose’s online services is supported through a $1.5 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. awarded earlier this year.
“Video creates a more fulfilling personable experience by capturing those special ‘Aha’ moments when the students understand the math or science problem that had previously puzzled them,” said Lindsay Hull, the program’s associate director. “The tutors also can readily see the problem and observe precisely where the student is having issues. Then they can better work together on the proper solutions so that the student feels confident in tackling a similar problem the next day in school.”
Hull says the program is even more valuable this school year as children return to the classrooms after months of online learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the institute, a total of 120 Rose-Hulman students serve as tutors during each school year. The program is certified by the National Tutoring Association.
Rose-Hulman tutors are available Sunday through Thursday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Tutors can be accessed via the AskRose website by clicking here.