Harvey Mudd College Homework Hotline
  January Newsletter

New Phones, New Tutor Feature    

We hope you had a wonderful holiday break and wish you a very happy new year!

The holidays were good to the Homework Hotline: Santa brought us new phones! We now have improved call quality and stability (and we've had solid quality and stability this year with more than 97 percent of calls experiencing no connection issues whatsoever).

Starting this month, our newsletter will include a new feature: Fresh Voice, Familiar Voice. Each month, we will introduce you to two of our Homework Hotline tutors. Familiar Voice will feature one of our longtime tutors and Fresh Voice will feature one of our new tutors.


Be sure to "like" us on Facebook and to follow us on Twitter. We post regular updates that include hours and useful information, as well as some helpful hints and study tips. As always, you can find helpful information on the  Homework Hotline website


Familiar Voice: Maddie Hansen '15 Maddie Hansen '15


Major: Mathematical and computational biology
Joined the Homework Hotline: September 2011
Hometown: San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Hobbies: Dancing, tennis, poetry, sewing, board games

What do you enjoy about tutoring?
"I enjoy helping people learn the same material in different ways. Every student has their own learning style, and they might prefer different methods, so I always have to be prepared to come up with a new method or explanation. It's a puzzle! And, when the student understands the problem, I feel like I really helped, and it's so rewarding."

Why should students call the Homework Hotline?
"If you're ever stuck on a math or science problem and just can't figure it out, the Homework Hotline is the perfect resource! We can clarify the problem, give hints or even walk you through a sample solution. You no longer have to feel stuck or unable to continue. We can help you get your homework done, and hopefully you'll understand it better too!"

Fresh Voice: Hope Yu '17 Hope Yu '17


Major: Chemistry
Joined the Homework Hotline: September 2013
Hometown: Beijing, China
Hobbies: Cooking, drawing and painting

What do you enjoy about tutoring?

"I feel that science is really fun. I want to help everyone understand and love science!"

Why should students call the Homework Hotline?
"We help the students by guiding them in the right direction so they can figure the problem out by themselves. It not only lets them finish their homework but also builds their learning skills for other topics in the future."

Fall Semester Statistics      


1,684 successful calls during the fall semester. 


The most common subject for math was Algebra II. 


The most common subject for science was physics. 


Most callers were from Claremont High School, West Valley High School, Garey High School and El Roble Intermediate School.





Student-Caller Feedback


"We think it's amazing. You choose the right people to help us out with our homework. They are all kind and never confusing. They give us time to think, and we always feel better after talking to them."  


"My tutor was awesome!"  


Important Dates for Homework Hotline    


The Hotline will reopen Sunday, Jan. 26 at 6 p.m.


We will be closed during Harvey Mudd's spring break, closing Friday, March 14. We reopen Monday, March 24.


Keep up to date with what is going on at Homework Hotline by viewing our online public calendar

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