Puzzled by your child’s homework? Wishing you had a tutor to help guide your young student through a difficult math or science problem?

A free homework helpline, staffed by some of the smartest college students in Indiana, is here to lend a hand.

AskRose, a free math and science tutoring service run by the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, offers one-on-one tutoring in math and science for any student in grades 6-12.

Rose-Hulman students, majoring in math, science and engineering, assist schoolchildren over the phone, through email or by chatting online. Tutors walk them step-by-step through difficult homework problems, helping them to not only reach a solution, but also gain an understanding of the process.

The tutors are each specially picked by Rose-Hulman faculty and can assist with anything from sixth-grade algebra to high school chemistry. They are highly qualified in their respective fields and have completed a training course to help ensure they give students the best learning experience.

AskRose respects the privacy of each student and will never ask for a last name or phone number. The program is certified by the National Tutoring Association, which aims to promote education, specialization and scientific research through effective tutoring.

Tutors are available to help Sunday-Thursday, from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Students should call 877-ASK-ROSE or email their question here. Appointments can also be made at AskRose.org.

This is a great resource to help students excel academically. To learn more about the AskRose homework helpline, visit AskRose.org.