Rose-Hulman adds virtual video tutoring to ‘Ask Rose’ program

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology announced Thursday that it will be launching a new video tutoring service for students.

The program, which will serve middle and high school students in the Wabash Valley, will provide student tutors enrolled at the institute and is an offshoot of Rose-Hulman’s free AskRose Homework Help program. Tutoring will focus primarily on math and science homework.  

Tutors are available for sessions from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday to help students in grades 6 through 12 by video, telephone call, email or live chat. Tutors can be accessed via the AskRose website, AskRose.org, or calling by 877-ASK-ROSE (877-275-7673). 

“Video creates a more fulfilling personable experience by capturing those special ‘Aha’ moments when the students understand the math or science problem that had previously puzzled them,” program associate director Lindsay Hull said. “The tutors also can readily see the problem and observe precisely where the student is having issues. Then they can better work together on the proper solutions so that the student feels confident in tackling a similar problem the next day in school.”  

Hull said AskRose Homework Help services are even more valuable this school year as children return to the classrooms after the summer break and, in some cases, several months of online learning caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The AskRose.org website also offers more than 500 resources available through videos and downloadable reference materials.  

A total of 120 Rose-Hulman students serve as tutors during each school year after being specially selected after being recommended by faculty for their technical knowledge and ability to communicate with students of all skill and comprehension levels. Approximately 30 tutors are available each night and they have access to textbooks and many other resources to lend assistance.

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