Harvey Mudd College partnered with Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (RHIT) in Terre Haute, Indiana to replicate RHIT’s Homework Hotline in our local communities. RHIT shared its system with Harvey Mudd, provided technical advice for its implementation, and continues to be a valued collaborator. This program is funded by Marilyn and James Simons, and Harvey Mudd College.
The Harvey Mudd Homework Hotline opened its toll-free telephone lines (1-877-8 ASK-HMC) to 6–12 graders from both Claremont and Pomona Unified School Districts on February 1, 2010, with a mission to help students reinforce math and science concepts, develop good study skills and become independent learners.
In September 2010, the Homework Hotline expanded its hours, the grades served, and the subjects tutored. Currently, the Harvey Mudd Homework Hotline provides both mathematics and science tutoring to students in grades 4–12.
The tutoring is a free service for all students. Students, in grades 4–12, are invited to call the Harvey Mudd Homework Hotline toll-free at 1-877-8 ASK-HMC, Sunday through Thursday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time). A Harvey Mudd College tutor will guide every student caller to successfully solve his/her homework question.