Harvey Mudd College Homework Hotline
     April Newsletter

A special thank you to HWHL tutors, HMC Class of 2013


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 some fear. Their enthusiasm stemmed from a desire to guide students with mathematics and science homework questions. They were afraid because even though they had tutored in the past, tutoring over the phone was new for them.


This academic year, 11 HMC students are seniors and will graduate May 19. All 11 have been part of the program since its inception in spring 2010, and eight of them are current mentor tutors. As mentor tutors, they mentor new tutors and provide overall program direction during weekly meetings.


March Statistics      


358 successful calls


90.4% of calls were for mathematics tutoring. Algebra 1 made up 20.5% and Algebra 2 15.8% of all math calls.  


8.5% of calls were for science tutoring. Chemistry made up 52.4% and Biology 14.3% of all science calls.


20.4% of callers were 11th graders; 17.3% were 7th graders; and 14.6% were 10th graders. 


52.2% of our student callers were working out of a textbook.


85.7% of our student callers had called the Homework Hotline before.


Monday and Tuesday evenings had the highest call volume.


Most callers were from El Roble Intermediate, Claremont High School and Upland High School.

Student-Caller Feedback


"Tonight, the tutor helped me so much. He was very patient and calm, and I'm glad he took the time to explain how the math was relevant." 

(returning caller, 11th grade)


"I really appreciate how the tutor spent time making sure that I really understood the problem." 

(returning caller, 7th grade)


"The tutor worked well with me, and

I was able to understand everything

that was said." 

(returning caller, 9th grade)


Website Hightlights       


Practice makes perfect! These interactive websites will help students who wish to review arithmetic through Algebra 1 concepts.


National Library of Virtual Manipulatives


National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

A digital library containing Java applets and activities for K-12 mathematics.  





IXL Learning

One of the most comprehensive math practice websites out there. Popular among educators and famlies, IXL provides unlimited questions in more than 2,000 topics for pre-kindergarten through high school.  


Homework Hotline

Important Dates for Homework Hotline    


HWHL will be closed for Harvey Mudd College's summer break beginning Friday, May 10. Contingent upon funding, HWHL is scheduled to reopen for Fall 2012 on Sunday, Sept. 8, at 6 p.m.


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

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