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Major Milestone for Homework Hotline

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A homework hotline in Indiana has surpassed a major milestone -- half-a-million math and science tutoring sessions with middle and high school students across the state. The total represents combined calls, online chats and email sessions with tutors since Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Homework Hotline Hotline opened in 1991. Tutors began answering questions by email in 2003,and online chats started in 2008.
“This is an amazing achievement for the Homework Hotline,” said Susan Smith Roads, director. “We are grateful for our tutors and their long history of serving as excellent resources for thousands of Indiana students who need extra help in math and science. We’re looking forward to reaching many more students in the future.”
Rose-Hulman’s Homework Hotline is a free math and science tutoring service for students in grades 6-12. Phone lines, email and online chats are available between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. (ET), Sunday through Thursday, September through May.
Tutors are Rose-Hulman students who provide free help with homework problems to students who call 1-877-ASK-ROSE (toll free) or submit questions by email or online chat at www.AskRose.org.
Approximately 140 tutors are on staff, and more than 30 are available to answer calls and online requests each night. All of the Hotline’s tutors are certified by the National Tutoring Association and are selected based on their technical knowledge and communication skills.
During the Hotline’s first school year of operations – 1991-1992 – tutors answered 328 calls for help with math and science. Since then, the number of tutoring sessions, as well as the ways in which students can receive help, have expanded greatly. Tutors began answering questions by email in 2003; online chats began in 2008.
Students who use the Homework Hotline report overwhelming satisfaction with the service. According to survey data, nearly 100 percent of callers reported they will use the Homework Hotline again and would recommend the Hotline to others.
About Rose-Hulman’s Homework Hotline
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Homework Hotline is a free math and science tutoring service for Indiana students in grades 6-12. Offered free to Hoosiers 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 students toward answering similar problems on their own. Tutors are able to help with 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.or9


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