TERRE HAUTE -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's Homework Hotline has added an online, real-time tutoring component to further assist Indiana middle school and high school students needing assistance in understanding mathematics and science principles.
Students may access the online service through the Homework Hotline's website (www.AskRose.org) and click the online tutoring like on the left side of the page. Then, students may complete the registration form and choose to send a question as an e-mail or talk directly to a Rose-Hulman student tutor.
"This free online option allows us to utilize new forms of technology to help even more students," Homework Hotline director Susan Smith said. "We recognize that some students may be more comfortable communicating through online techniques."
A pilot online tutoring program started earlier this week for students from Terre Haute North High School and Honey Creek Middle School. Teachers and administrators are encouraging students to seek tutoring assistance online.
However, Smith said that online tutoring sessions with Rose-Hulman students are not limited to the pilot schools.
Also, students can still talk to a tutor by calling 1-877-ASK-ROSE during the Homework Hotline's regular hours of operation, which are Sunday through Thursday, from 7-10 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time). Questions may also be posted by e-mail through the hotline's website.
Approximately 30 tutors are available each evening. During calls, the tutors have access to textbooks, the Internet and other materials to help students with their homework questions.
Through December, the hotline received 21,539 calls.
Rose-Hulman's Homework Hotline provides free match and science homework help to Indiana students in grades 6-12. It's a free service and free call. The program is funded by Lily Endowment, Inc., and Rose-Hulman.