TERRE HAUTE — Rose-Hulman’s AskRose math and science tutoring helpline has extended its daytime hours to help homebound middle and high school students better understand homework problems from their virtual or online classes during the coronavirus public health crisis.
Free homework help is available from noon to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday by a phone call, email or chat session. Services also are available during normal service times: from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.
Connections can be made at 877-ASK-ROSE (877-275-7673) or the AskRose website, AskRose.org. The site also offers more than 500 resources available through videos and downloadable reference materials.
Rose-Hulman students also are doing remote learning but are able to continue offering this service from locations throughout the country.
“We want to help students affected by these challenging times continue learning essential math and science skills,” says AskRose Director Susan Smith Roads.
Rather than give students answers, AskRose tutors guide students through their 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.
All AskRose services are available at no cost to students or parents through a Lilly Endowment Inc. grant and financial assistance from Rose-Hulman.