A popular free homework hotline operated by Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology will be able to expand its offerings, thanks in part to a nearly $1.5 million grant from Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc.
The longstanding AskRose homework service helps middle and high school students who are struggling with math and science homework problems.
Rose-Hulman says in early 2021 the program will implement video tutoring into its traditional phone, chat and email services.
“Many students already use video to talk with teachers or study with peers, so we believe students will be able to easily adapt to this technology,” said AskRose Director Susan Smith Roads. “Remote learning, social distancing and stay-at-home aspects of our lives during the COVID-19 pandemic have made our AskRose Homework Help services more necessary than ever.
Smith Roads says it will be easier for students and tutors to discuss problems that often involve symbols, equations, diagrams and graphs.
The school says AskRose, which began in 1991, will continue to be free through 2022, thanks to the Lilly Endowment grant. During that 30-year run, Rose-Hulman tutors have conducted more than 725,000 sessions.
The service is available to students in grades 6-12. It operates 7-10 p.m. ET. Connect to the website by clicking here.