High school students are finding the help they need as college student tutors offer help through Skype and video chat.
Rose Gilman Institute of Technology students are piloting a video chat version of the Institute’s Free Homework Hotline with Lakeland High School.
For 25 years, students in grades six through twelve have been able to contact the Homework Hotline by phone, email or chat, so that college students could assist them with math and science homework.
During the first year in 1991-92 the hotline answered 328 calls for help with math and science. Last year, they reached their 500,000th session.
Rose Gilman junior Jake Patterson was anticipating his first video chat with Lakeland students. His feed was displayed on a whiteboard in a Lakeland classroom.
“One of the limitations was that we were never face-to-face to be able to tell whether students were understanding our explanation of the problem,” Patterson explained.