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October 5, 2013

Rose-Hulman recognizes tutors

National Tutor Appreciation Week is Oct. 7-11, and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Homework Hotline is recognizing its tutors for providing extra science and math homework help to middle and high school students.

Rose-Hulman’s Homework Hotline is a free math and science tutoring service for students in grades six through 12. Phone lines, e-mail and online chats are available between 7 and 10 p.m. (ET) Sunday through Thursday, through May 2014.

Tutor supervisors like Jordan Aders of Plainfield and Kyle Quinn of Brownsburg are Rose-Hulman students who provide individual responses to homework inquiries when students call 1-877-ASK-ROSE (toll free) or submit questions by chat or e-mail at www.AskRose.org. Tutors do not give answers but guide students through homework problems to help them better understand math and science concepts.

Aders is a senior, majoring in chemical engineering. This is Aders’ fourth year serving as a supervisor.

“The thing I like best about being a tutor is that I actually get to make a difference in these kids’ lives,” Aders said. “We frequently are told how much our effort and tutoring are appreciated, and I love that I am helping to expand these kids’ understanding of how our world works.”

Quinn is a senior, majoring in chemical engineering. This is his fourth year serving as a tutor.

“I love helping people,” Quinn said. “That’s what made me want to work at the Homework Hotline.”

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. For more information, visit the website at www.AskRose.org.

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