Rose-Hulman’s Homework Hotline helps with tough math and science
When homework doesn’t add up, free help is available
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
The Homework Hotline is a 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 p.m. to 10 p.m. (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 75
percent of the calls were from students needing help with math
“The Homework Hotline tutors are there for me when I get stuck.
The one-on-one attention really helps me learn and gives me a
boost,” said one student caller in a survey conducted by the
“The Homework Hotline tutors take their time to make sure I
really understand the homework problem,” another student said.
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:
Textbook (if available)
Pen or pencil
Calculator (if needed)
Students may also access the Homework Hotline Web site at
www.AskRose.org. 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.
So the next time math or science homework is a problem, don’t
worry! Homework help is just a phone call or mouse click away by
contacting the Homework Hotline toll-free at 1-877-ASK-ROSE or
The Homework Hotline is sponsored by Rose-Hulman Institute of
Technology, Lilly Endowment, Inc. and 3M Corporation.