On the Beat in Bluffton

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Need help with homework?

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology recently started its 20th year of offering free tutoring to Hoosier students in grades six through 12. From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, students can call 1-877-ASK-ROSE (1-877-275-7673) and receive personal attention as they work through difficult problems.

Students calling the hotline will need to provide their first names, their schools' names and be prepared with necessary materials:
  • Homework assignment
  • Textbook (if available)
  • Paper
  • Pen or Pencil
  • Calculator (if necessary)
Homework questions can also be submitted online at www.AskRose.org starting Sept. 26.

Responses to online questions are given during the Homework Hotline's hours of operation, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Tutoring is provided by college students who were recommended by their professors. Tutors are chosen based on technical and communication skills. They are trained on how to best answer questions and explain difficult concepts to younger students.

In order to provide help with questions, tutors are armed with copies of state-recommended textbooks and Internet access. While they are not to give students the answers to problems or assignments, tutors will help students analyze questions and come up with solutions.

Teachers may access lesson plans, articles, a summary of Indiana's academic standards and other educational resources when visiting www.AskRose.org.

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