Rose-Hulman’s ‘Ask Rose’ Ready to Help Local Students with Math and Science Homework

(UNDATED) – Area middle school and high school students confronting math and science homework problems from a new school year can find help a phone call, email or chat session away through Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s AskRose tutoring service.

And, it’s free!

Rose-Hulman students are available Sunday through Thursday from 7-10 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) during the school year to help youth in grades 6 through 12 review math and science concepts. Connections can be made at 877-ASK-ROSE (877-275-7673) or the AskRose website, AskRose.org.

AskRose Director Susan Smith Roads says, “Homework isn’t always easy. However, AskRose makes assistance easily available through a variety of different resources, including approximately 30 tutors each night.”

She points out that rather than give students the answers, tutors 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. 

AskRose.org also offers more than 500 resources available through videos and downloadable reference materials.

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

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, AskRose.org, to interact with a tutor online or through email. Questions filed by email and other means are answered during AskRose’s hours of operation.
  • Hours of operation: 7-10 p.m. (EDT), Sunday through Thursday, through May. (The service is closed during Rose-Hulman’s holiday breaks.)
  • Online resources: Students and educators may access resources and educational materials at AskRose.org.
  • Sponsors: The service is supported by Lilly Endowment Inc. and Rose-Hulman.

About Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Founded in 1874, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is dedicated to preparing its students with the world’s best undergraduate science, engineering and mathematics education in an environment infused with innovation, intellectual rigor and individualized attention. The institute is consistently recognized nationally as an elite STEM school for distinctions that include faculty excellence, return on investment, value-added and career services. Career placement is near 100 percent year after year. Six of the college’s professors are listed in the Princeton Review’s Best 300 Professors book. Located in Terre Haute, Indiana, Rose-Hulman has an enrollment of approximately 2,100 undergraduate students and nearly 100 graduate students. Learn more at www.rose-hulman.edu.

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