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Students Helping Teens with Math, Science Homework through Hotline, Website

September 9, 2013

September 6 1 2013

Ready To Help: More than 30 Rose-Hulman students serve as Homework Hotline tutors. (Photo by James Garber)

Rose-Hulman students are once again helping Indiana middle- and high-school students needing extra science and math help by calling, e-mailing, or chatting online through the Homework Hotline . The free math and science tutoring service is available between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. (ET), Sunday through Thursday, until mid-May 2014.

The toll-free telephone number is 1-877-ASK-ROSE (1-877-275-7673) or questions can be submitted by e-mail at

“When a student is stuck on a homework problem or doesn’t understand a concept, the Homework Hotline is here to help,” says Susan Smith Roads, Homework Hotline director. “Our tutors provide an extra, free resource to help Indiana students tackle math and science subjects, from algebra and chemistry to calculus and trigonometry.”

More than 30 Rose-Hulman student tutors are available each night to answer calls and online inquiries, and approximately 150 tutors and supervisors will be employed this year. Tutors are selected based on their technical knowledge and communication skills.

During the 2012-2013 school year, tutors answered 37,000 calls, conducted a record 3,767 online sessions, and helped students from every Indiana county. The service has answered 401,839 calls since 1991.

The Homework Hotline is certified by the College Reading and Learning Center Association and funded by Rose-Hulman and Lilly Endowment Inc.