‘Ask Rose’ Ready to Help with Math and Science Homework

Monday, August 12, 2019

AskRose tutors are Rose-Hulman students who major in math, science or engineering and have been recommended by faculty. They have the technical and communication skills to help with any math or science homework problem. Watch this video to learn more.

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 the institute’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 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.

Math questions made up 76 percent of the 31,320 AskRose tutoring sessions conducted during the 2018-19 school year.

The service, certified by the National Tutoring Association, has been helping youth for 28 years. Approximately 700,400 tutoring sessions have been conducted nationally. 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.