Free math, science homework help available via ‘AskRose’

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

TERRE HAUTE – Another school year has brought challenging math and science homework problems that can be overwhelming for students to solve and frustrating for the parents trying to help them.

Fortunately, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s free “AskRose” homework help tutoring service is just a phone call, email or chat session away.

Rose-Hulman students are available 7-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday during the school year to help youth in grades 6-12 review math and science concepts.

Connections can be made at 877-ASK-ROSE (877-275-7673) or the AskRose website,

“With AskRose easily available, students should never feel ‘stuck’ when it comes to their math and science homework. Help is available from approximately 30 tutors each night,” AskRose Director Susan Smith Roads said.

AskRose has been helping youth for 27 years, under its former Homework Hotline name, conducting more than 650,000 tutoring sessions. The new name highlights the services offered in addition to phone tutoring, which include chat tutoring, email tutoring and more than 500 resources available at

The online resources comprise tutorial videos and other downloadable reference materials.

All services are available at no cost to students or parents through a Lilly Endowment grant and financial assistance from Rose-Hulman.

AskRose isn’t an “Answer Line,” advises Smith Roads. Rather, tutors work to ensure that each student understands the steps taken to solve a math or science problem. Then, the student should feel comfortable answering similar challenges in class and on exams.

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