AskRose’ Math/Science Homework Tutoring Expands Daytime Hours to Help Students

Monday, January 31, 2022
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Rose-Hulman students are providing free math and science tutoring services by phone and email Monday through Thursday from 3-5 p.m. and through phone, chat or email Sunday through Thursday from 7-10 p.m. EST.

Rose-Hulman’s AskRose homework tutoring program has extended its afterschool hours to help middle and high school students better understand math and science homework problems.

Free homework help will now be available Monday through Thursday from 3-5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time by phone call or email. This adds to normal services Sunday through Thursday from 7-10 p.m. EST for phone call, email or chat.

Connections can be made at 877-ASK-ROSE (877-275-7673) or the AskRose website, AskRose.org. The site also offers more than 500 resources available through videos and downloadable reference materials.

AskRose Senior Director Bernadette Ewen said, “Our tutors assist students who are attempting to fill in gaps of materials they missed due to remote learning, students who are learning new material in current STEM classes, and everything in between.” 

Rather than give students answers, AskRose tutors guide students through their homework problems to help them better understand math and science concepts. Student privacy is always protected, and students are never asked for their last name or telephone number.

More than 100 Rose-Hulman students serve as tutors during each school year after being specially selected after being recommended by faculty for their technical knowledge and ability to communicate with students of all skill and comprehension levels. Approximately 30 tutors are available each night and they have access to textbooks and many other resources to lend valuable assistance. The AskRose homework tutoring program is certified by the National Tutoring Association.

All AskRose services are available at no cost to students and parents through Lilly Endowment Inc. support and financial assistance from Rose-Hulman. Expansion of AskRose’s online technology services is being supported through a $1.46 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. awarded to Rose-Hulman in 2021. 

Rose-Hulman’s AskRose has conducted more than 750,000 tutoring sessions since starting in 1991.

See how the service works at https://youtu.be/R-TxpACmR_g.

AskRose Basics:

- Rose-Hulman offers free math and science tutoring for students in grades 6-12. Students may call 877-ASK-ROSE (877-275-7673) to speak with a tutor, or go to the AskRose website, AskRose.org, to interact with a tutor online or through email. Questions filed by email and other means are answered during AskRose’s hours of operation.

- Daytime Hours of Operation: 3-5 p.m. (EST), Monday through Thursday

- Nighttime Hours of Operation: 7-10 p.m. (EST), Sunday through Thursday

- Online resources: Students and educators may access resources and educational materials at AskRose.org.

- Sponsors: The service is supported by Lilly Endowment Inc. and Rose-Hulman.

AskRose Fact Sheet: The 2021-22 AskRose fact sheet is available at:

https://askrose.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/2021FactSheet.pdf

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