Ask Rose Director Susan Smith Roads points out that rather than give students the answers, up to 30 available tutors will guide students through homework problems to help them better understand math and science concepts.
Student privacy is always protected, and students are never asked for their last name or telephone number.
The service, certified by the National Tutoring Association, has conducted approximately 700,000 tutoring sessions since starting in 1991.
Ask also offers more than 500 resources available through videos and downloadable reference materials.
During the school year 2012-2013, the hotline answered a record 36,906 calls and conducted 3,767 online tutoring sessions, according to a Homework Hotline fact sheet.
"When this place is buzzing (with calls), it's a fantastic experience," Karras said as he stood by workstations Sunday.Students may contact the Homework Hotline from 7 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time), September through May toll-free at 1-877-ASK-ROSE or online at (AP) — A free tutoring service that has helped thousands of middle and high school students for the past 22 years opened for the 2013-2014 school year on Sunday. Since 1991, Rose Hulman students have completed more than 700,000 tutoring sessions through its homework hotline. Sunday through Thursday night throughout the school year. TERRE HAUTE — Area middle school and high school students confronting math and science homework problems can find help a phone call, email or chat session away through Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Ask Rose tutoring service. Rose-Hulman students are available from 7 to 10 p.m.The textbooks were in place, headphones ready, computers on and phone lines open in the basement of Logan Library on the campus of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology for Homework Hotline, a free math and science tutoring service that helps students in grades 6-12 throughout the state.Students who need extra help with homework can get it for free by calling, emailing or chatting online with tutors at Homework Hotline. "We will help everybody," Tony Karras, Homework Hotline assistant director of outreach and planning, told the Tribune-Star ( Ve ABx ).It started as a free community service for students in Vigo County.In the early 2000s, it has grown to serving the entire state of Indiana.If you would prefer to work with an online tutor, check out Rose-Hulman’s Homework Hotline provides FREE math and science homework help to Indiana students in grades 6-12.