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September 7, 2013

Rose-Hulman homework hotline opens Sept. 8

TERRE HAUTE — Middle and high school students across the state who need extra science and math help can get it for free by calling, e-mailing, or chatting online with tutors at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Homework Hotline, which opens for the 2013-14 school year on Sept. 8.

The Homework Hotline is a free math and science tutoring service that helps students in grades 6-12. Phone lines and online chats will be available between 7 and 10 p.m. (ET) Sunday through Thursday, now through May 2014.

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

Tutors are Rose-Hulman students who provide free sessions and assistance with homework problems to students who call 1-877-ASK-ROSE (toll free) or submit questions via e-mail to www.AskRose.org

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

During the 2012-13 school year, Homework Hotline 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 reinforces various math and science concepts taught in the classroom, helps students develop better problem-solving skills, and guides them toward answering similar problems on their own. Tutors are able to help students with homework across 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.

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

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