Rose-Hulman’s ‘AskRose’ Math & Science Homework Helpline Ready to Help Local Students

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (Aug. 19, 2020) – Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s free AskRose homework helpline has started a month earlier than normal to help middle school and high school students get a head start on understanding their math and science homework problems through a simple phone call, email or chat session.


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,


Additional afternoon hours may be available, depending upon tutors’ availability, according to AskRose Director Susan Smith Roads. These possibilities will be announced on the program’s website.


“We found that our tutoring services were helpful this past spring when schools went to online instruction due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, and we expect that there will be an increased need as students work from home during the 2020-21 school year as well,” Smith said.


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.


Approximately 30 tutors are available each night.


The service, certified by the National Tutoring Association, has conducted more than 700,000 tutoring sessions since starting in 1991. also offers more than 500 resources available through videos and downloadable reference materials.


All AskRose services are available at no cost to students and 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,, 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. Additional afternoon hours may be available, depending on tutor availability. (The service is closed during Rose-Hulman’s holiday breaks.)

– 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 for online or telephone interviews to discuss aspects about the service and to provide helpful homework tips. In some cases, a student tutor from your area may be available. Schedule interviews through Dale Long, director of media relations, at 812-877-8418 or


B-Roll Video Available: A video package featuring AskRose tutors helping students, and interviews with Associate Director Lindsay Hull and Rose-Hulman student Toluwa Nafiu is available at:

Original video is available by contacting Dale Long at


AskRose Logo Attached: The AskRose logo has been included for possible use with this story.




About AskRose Homework Help

Homework isn’t always easy. That’s why AskRose is here to help. It’s a free math and science tutoring service for students in grades 6-12. Tutors are Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology students who major in math, science or engineering – making them more than equipped to help with virtually any math or science homework problem. Student privacy is always protected and students are never asked for their last name or phone number. AskRose is funded by Lilly Endowment Inc. and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and is certified by the National Tutoring Association.

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 2,000 undergraduate students and nearly 100 graduate students. Learn more at

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