Harvey Mudd College Homework Hotline
 December Newsletter

Catching up with Homework Hotline   


Change has been the theme for the Homework Hotline over the summer and into the fall term. From a new administrator and a new call management system to a host of new tutors and a greater social media presence, exciting things are afoot at the Hotline. Brian Gray
In August, we welcomed Brian Gray as the Hotline's new administrator. Brian recently finished his Ph.D. in biology at the University of California, Riverside and has extensive experience working with community engagement and tutoring programs. He assumes the responsibilities of his predecessor, Gabriela Gamiz, who was recently named director of community engagement for Harvey Mudd College.
One of Brian's first moves was to replace the call management system. The previous system had become unreliable, dropping nearly a quarter of all calls and providing low-quality connections, which made it hard for students and tutors to hear one another. With plenty of help from Harvey Mudd's Computing and Information Systems department, Brian replaced the system with one that is much more stable. Thus far, it has provided improved connection quality and fewer than 5 percent of all calls experience any connection issue.


In addition, we expanded the Hotline's social media presence. Now you can not only visit our website and "like" us on Facebook, but also follow us on Twitter. In the coming days, you'll find new photos as well as valuable information about math and science, so be sure to follow and "like" us! 

While many things have changed, much remains the same. The Hotline is still committed to providing excellent, over-the-phone tutoring to students in grades 4-12, and the operating hours continue to be Sunday through Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. Services resumed Sept. 8 and, to date, the Hotline has taken nearly 1,500 calls! If you haven't given the Hotline a call recently, be sure to check us out.  


September Statistics      


410 successful calls


79.6% of calls were for mathematics tutoring. Algebra 2 was the most common subject. 


Monday and Thursday evenings had the highest call volume.


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


First-time callers came from West Valley High School, Redlands East Valley High School and Indian Springs High School. Welcome!

October Statistics

660 successful calls

75.4% were calls for mathematics tutoring. Algebra 2 was the most common subject.

Monday and Thursday evenings had the highest call volume.

Most callers were from Claremont High School, West Valley High School, El Roble Intermediate School, Mountain View High School, El Monte High School and South El Monte High School.


Student-Caller Feedback


"I am impressed by how the tutor seemed to know everything about everything I asked tonight, and I am very thankful for Homework Hotline."


"The program really helps me understand problems and improves how to approach future problems." 

 "The session was very good and has been every time I've called." 


"The tutoring made me feel much more confident." 


"My tutor was easy to understand. I didn't think this would work because the tutoring is over the phone, but my tutor helped me understand what I didn't get in class. I will be calling back tomorrow!"  

Homework Hotline

Important Dates for Homework Hotline    


HWHL will be closed Sunday, Dec. 1, and will reopen Monday,

Dec. 2.


The Hotline will be closed during Harvey Mudd College's finals week and winter break from Sunday, Dec. 15 to Saturday, Jan.25, and will reopen Sunday, Jan. 26.


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

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