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Rose-Hulman Providing Free Online Tutoring For Middle and High School Students

Homework help is available for free from noon to 3 p.m. through a phone call, email or chats session.

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(Terre Haute, Ind.) – Rose- Hulman Institute of Technology’s AskRose math and science tutoring helpline has extended its daytime hours Thursday and Friday, March 19- 20.

This program is designed to help middle and high school students who are homebound better understand math and science homework problems from their virtual or online classes during the current coronavirus public health crisis that has led to many schools moving to an e-learning environment.

Homework help is available for free from noon to 3 p.m. through a phone call, email or chats session. Services are also available during normal service times Sunday through Thursday from 7- 10 p.m.

AskRose tutors may be available to help students in grades 6 through 12 on weekdays throughout the rest of the school year, depending upon tutor availability, according to AskRose Director Susan Smith Roads.

Rose-Hulman students are also doing their schoolwork remotely but are continuing to offer this service from their individual locations throughout the country.

“We’re currently reviewing our student tutors’ daytime online class availability to see if our AskRose services can be made available from noon to 3 p.m. after Friday, March 20,” Smith says. “We’re also looking into extending our outreach to upper elementary school students, fourth and fifth grade, with math and science questions. We want to help students affected by these challenging times continue learning essential math and science skills.”

AskRose tutors guide students through their homework problems to help them better understand math and science concepts, rather than just giving students the answers. Student privacy is always protected, and students are never asked for their last name or telephone number.

Connections can be made at 877-ASK-ROSE (877-275-7673) or the AskRose website. The site also offers more than 500 resources available through videos and downloadable reference materials.

AskRose Basics:

- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology offers free math and science tutoring for students in grades 6-12. Students may call 877-ASK-ROSE (877-275-7673) to speak with a tutor or go to the AskRose website,, to interact with a tutor online or through email. Questions filed by email and other means are answered during AskRose’s hours of operation.

- Special Hours of Operation: March 19-20: Noon to 3 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. (EST)

- Regular Hours of Operation: 7-10 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, through May.

- Online resources: Students and educators may access resources and educational materials at

- Sponsors: The service is supported by Lilly Endowment Inc. and Rose-Hulman.


Media Interviews: AskRose Director Susan Smith Roads or Associate Director Lindsay Hull, a former high school math teacher, are available by telephone or Skype to discuss aspects of the service and the extended service times. Schedule interviews through Dale Long, director of media relations, at 812-208-5615 or


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