Homework Hotline Is Back in Service

September 21, 2011

09/22/11 Hoosier students experiencing difficulties with math and science assignments should know help is just a call or click away, said State Senator Ryan Mishler (R-Bremen).

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology recently launched its 20th year of free tutoring for Hoosiers in grades 6-12.  Sunday through Thursday, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. EST, students can call 1-877-ASK-ROSE (1-877-275-7673) and receive personal attention as they work through problems.

“Rose-Hulman and its tutors deserve a lot of credit for helping students throughout Indiana achieve better academic success,” Mishler said. “Just last year, the Homework Hotline answered 45,042 calls and conducted 2,934 online tutoring sessions. Hopefully more students will learn about this great resource so they too can find the right answers to the problems they may face when doing homework.”

Tutoring is provided by college students who were recommended by their professors. Tutors are chosen based on technical and communication skills and are trained on how to best answer questions while explaining difficult concepts to younger students.

In order to provide help with questions, tutors are armed with copies of state-recommended textbooks and Internet access. While they are not to give students the answers to problems or assignments, tutors will help students analyze questions and come up with solutions.

Mishler said when students call the hotline they need to provide their first name, their school’s name and be prepared with necessary materials:
• Homework assignment;
• Textbook (if available);
• Paper;
• Pen or Pencil; and
• Calculator (if necessary).

Homework questions can also be submitted online at www.AskRose.org starting Sept. 26. Responses to online questions are given during the Homework Hotline’s hours of operation, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Mishler said teachers may also access lesson plans, articles, a summary of Indiana’s academic standards and other educational resources when visiting www.AskRose.org.