Rose-Hulman’s Homework Hotline helps with
tough math and science homework

There’s nothing more frustrating than getting stuck on a difficult math or science homework problem. But, fortunately help is available. In the evenings, Indiana students in grades 6 – 12 can turn to Rose-Hulman’s Homework Hotline for free math and science homework help.

The Homework Hotline is toll-free telephone tutoring service that helps Indiana middle and high school students better understand math and science concepts and improve their problem-solving skills.

The Homework Hotline is open September through May for students needing math or science homework help. Students may call toll free at 1-877-ASK-ROSE – from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm (Eastern Daylight Time), Sunday through Thursday.

Homework Hotline tutors are Rose-Hulman college students specially chosen and trained to work with middle and high school students of all academic levels. Tutors have access to math and science textbooks used by Indiana students, computers and the Internet.

Homework Hotline tutors help students work through their homework problems and guide them in learning more about a subject. Tutors do not do the work for the students nor give them the answers. Instead, tutors help students arrive at the correct solutions.

Last year, tutors answered nearly 42,000 calls. About 76 percent of the calls were from students needing help with math homework.

Students who call the Homework Hotline will be asked to give their first name only and the name of their school. They should have the following items handy before calling the Homework Hotline.

• Homework assignment

• Textbook (if available)

• Paper

• Pen or pencil

• Calculator (if needed) The site offers free educational resources and helpful educational links. Students can post math and science questions on the Web site and a tutor will respond during the Hotline’s hours of operation.