Homework Hotline off-line for the holidays

Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 1:13am
Staff Reports

After a busy fall semester, Homework Hotline is closing for the holidays, giving its tutors and volunteers a chance to catch their breaths.

The Middle Tennessee telephone tutoring service says it answered 13,103 calls from more than 4,400 unduplicated callers. With most of them — including those from parents — problems were resolved, according to summary reports released this week. (Download attachment below.)

Homework Hotline provides one-on-one free tutoring by phone to Middle Tennessee students and parents — helping students acheive, one assignment at a time. With Homework Hotline, students tackle new concepts, complete challenging assignments, and gain academic skills.

The free service — powered through donations from Dell Computers, AT&T, TriStar Health System, Metro Schools, Sonic Drive-Ins and others — resumes on Jan. 6.

According to Homework Hotline, students who get the help they seek return to school better prepared and less discouraged. Since 1990, Hotline teachers and volunteers have answered more than 375,000 calls.

The program also offers bilingual assistance is several languages, including Kurdish, Spanish, Somalian and Turkmani.

 

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2 Comments on this post:

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/17/09 at 8:42

Heidi Kurland runs Homework Hotline. Kudos to Heidi for helping with such a wonderful cause!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/17/09 at 8:51

sorry - i should have given props to all the volunteers who give so much of their time to be there. good job, ladies and gentlemen!