Harvey Mudd College Homework Hotline
  April Newsletter

A special thank you to the HWHL tutors, HMC Class of 2012  


Homework Hotline would not be possible without the help of an extraordinary group of Harvey Mudd College students who joined Homework Hotline with great enthusiasm--and fear. With enthusiasm because they wanted to help students with their mathematics and science homework questions; and with fear because even though they had tutored in the past, tutoring over the phone was new to them.


This academic year, six HWHL tutors are graduating on May 13. Five of our tutors have been part of the program since its inception in the spring of 2010, and four of them are currently mentor tutors. 

We congratulate them and thank them for helping make Homework Hotline a success.

March Statistics      


573 successful calls


81.4% of calls were for mathematics tutoring: Algebra 2 made up 20% of math calls and Algebra 1 17.2%.


14.9% of calls were for science tutoring: Chemistry made up 35% of all science calls, Biology 20%.


25.6% of callers were 10th graders, 18.9% were 11th graders and 12.3% were 12th graders.


38.8% of our student callers were working out of a textbook.


72.7% of our student callers had called the Homework Hotline before.


Wednesday and Thursday evenings had the highest call volume.


The top 3 schools were: Claremont High School, Mountain View High School and El Monte High School. 


Homework Hotline tutor

Student Caller Feedback

"The tutor helped me understand the problem a lot better." 

(First-time caller,

Waldron Middle School, 8th grader)

"Everything was great. I will use
hotline again."

(Returning caller,
Pomona Catholic, 7th grader)

 "The tutor worked well with me

and I was able to understand

everything that was said."  

(Returning caller,

El Monte High School, 5th grader)

Common topics:

1. Algebra 1 - binomial expansions, exponential functions and logarithmic functions




HMC Homework HotlineRecommended Websites      


Practice makes perfect! We would like to recommend two interactive websites that will help all students who wish to review arithmetic through Algebra 1 concepts during their spring break and/or weekends:


1. National Library of Virtual Manipulatives


2. IXL Learning


Important Dates for Homework Hotline    


HWHL will close for summer break on Friday, May 4, 2012. HWHL will re-open for fall semester on Sunday, September 9 at 6:00 p.m.


For more information, please email a program administrator or give us a call at 909.607.4015.

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