Harvey Mudd College Homework Hotline   September 2011 Newsletter

Homework Hotline Opening for Fall 2011  


On behalf of Harvey Mudd College and the Homework Hotline, I am pleased to announce that funding was awarded this summer to continue offering free, over-the-phone mathematics and science tutoring to all students in grades 4-12. The success of our first year provided evidence of the need for an open-access, free tutoring program. During our first year of operation, we tutored 2,278 students in mathematics (80%), science (10%), and other subjects (10%). We look forward to starting our second year of operation. Our official start day is Tuesday, September 6 at 6 p.m.


New in 2011-12  


We are very thankful to all our school personnel for providing feedback on the Homework Hotline Educator Survey at the end of the spring semester. Based on the feedback received, the following will be a priority during this school year:  


1. Increased visibility at schools


2. More direct contact with educators


3. Promotional material availability for distribution at start of fall and spring semesters or trimesters



New Website

Please visit our web site at www.AskHMC.org. The web site content and resources were modified over the summer.

Please visit the website to register for our monthly newsletter, request program information, find local academic resources and much more. We welcome your feedback.

Student Caller Feedback

"I like the tutor that tutored me today. He led me to think about what the next step was and didn't just tell me." (Diamond Ranch High School) 

"The HMC Homework Hotline is an excellent program. I was surprised that the tutors had my textbook!"

(Colony High School) 

"The tutors are really helpful, and I understand more of what I'm doing."

(El Roble Intermediate School)

"I feel more confident about my test tomorrow!"

(Ontario Christian Middle School)

"The hotline really helps me with my homework. I get 100 percent on my assignments now."

(Roosevelt Elementary School)


First Year of Operation Highlights

(September 12, 2010 to June 9, 2011)    


The Homework Hotline assisted student callers from over 13 school districts within a 15 mile radius of Harvey Mudd College.

Los Angeles County (78.2%): 

  • Pomona Unified District (46.7%)
  • Claremont Unified District (29.9%)
  • Walnut Valley Unified (0.7%)
  • Glendora, Bonita and Charter Oak School Districts (0.9%)

San Bernardino County (15.5%): 

  • Chaffey Joint Union High (7.9%)
  • Upland Unified District (5.0%)
  • Chino Valley Unified District (1.3%)
  • Ontario-Montclair Elementary District (0.7%)
  • Mountain View, Central, Cucamonga and Alta Loma School Districts (0.6 %)

Outside Los Angeles and San Bernardino County, including out of state calls, made up 6% of the tutoring calls.

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