Harvey Mudd College Homework Hotline
November Newsletter
Homework Hotline

Free Tutoring Resources at The Claremont Colleges    


Homework Hotline offers free tutoring over the phone in mathematics and science as a resource during those times when the student may not have access to face-to-face tutoring. Yet, many families have expressed a need for face-to-face tutoring, and we would like to highlight two tutoring programs available at The Claremont Colleges that offer free face-to-face tutoring. Please share these programs with your students and families.
  1. Scripps College under the guidance of the Scripps College Academy offers free tutoring for female students (6th-12th grades) on Tuesday afternoons from 4-6 p.m. This tutoring program is open-access and students may attend as needed. Students may use the program to prepare for SAT exams, review difficult homework concepts, prepare college essays and much more. Please contact Scripps College Academy for more information at 909.607.0466 or visit the website.  
  2. Harvey Mudd College also offers free, open-access tutoring on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-10 p.m.. The tutoring takes place in the Linde Activity Center (building on the southwest corner of Mills Ave. and Foothill Blvd.). Harvey Mudd College students tutor any subject with which a student needs help, and tutoring is on a first-come, first-served basis. Tutoring is limited to high school students. For information, call 909.607.1479.

We hope our families will use a combination of all available resources to best assist their young scholars. We will also use this newsletter to highlight different programs each month in the hopes of getting word to all our families about available resources. If you know of a service from which our families can benefit, please send us an email to homeworkhotline@hmc.edu. 


October Statistics      


947 successful calls


85.3% of student callers heard about Homework Hotline through their school. 


78% of calls were for mathematics tutoring. Of all math calls received, most were for Algebra 2 tutoring (26.4%) and Algebra 1 (17.6%).


18% of calls were for science tutoring. Chemistry made up 50% of all science calls. 


51.6% of our student callers were working out of a textbook.


77.8% of our student callers had called the Homework Hotline before.


Wednesday and Thursday evenings had the highest call volume.


Most callers were from Claremont High School, Garey High School and Mountain View High School. 

Student-Caller Feedback


"Really great! I am glad to have a tutor." 

(Returning caller, 7th grader)


"They were very helpful." 

(First-time caller, 7th grader)

"They make it very easy. They don't just give you the answer, but make you work around to get it."
(Returning caller, 8th grader)

"I understood something that I never knew. The tutor felt like a friend."
(Returning caller, 11th grader)

Website Highlights    


www.Sophia.org - Students can choose from many tutorial videos on various subjects to review a concept. Students have the option to answer a few subject-related questions to assess and confirm concept understanding. Create a free account to save material and to customize.

Homework Hotline

Important Dates for Homework Hotline    


HWHL will be closed the following days in November:


Veteran's Day Observance, Sunday, Nov. 11 - Monday, Nov. 12. HWHL will reopen on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 6 p.m.


Thanksgiving week, Sunday, Nov. 18 - Saturday, Nov. 24. HWHL will reopen on Sunday, Nov. 25, at 6 p.m. 


For more information, email a program administrator or call 909.607.4015.

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