I am a seventh and eighth grade Math teacher at World of Inquiry School. At World of Inquiry we get to do lots of Outward Bound adventures and try out some...The Dial-A-Teacher program began in January of 1980.
Sean Blanks is the coordinator who assists in the day-to-day administration of the program. You can use this number to arrange for workshops, to order materials, to schedule classroom visits or to get general information about the program.
If you need to speak to the director, call 212-510-6338.
Students in grades six to 12 with questions about math homework or concepts can call and speak to a college student who is trained to tutor math and has acquired all of the required clearances to work with children.
The hotline is open Sunday through Thursday evenings throughout the school year from 6 to 9 p.m.
The following public school districts in the Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29 have elected to participate in the program: Blue Mountain; Mahanoy Area; North Schuylkill; Pottsville Area; Saint Clair; Schuylkill Haven Area; Shenandoah Valley; Tamaqua; Tri-Valley; and Williams Valley.
Participating non-public schools include: Assumption BVM; Marian Catholic; Nativity BVM.; Saint Ambrose; Saint Jerome Regional; Saint Joseph for Special Learning; Saint Nicholas; and Trinity Academy. Tutors are available to assist with general math, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, pre-calculus, calculus and statistics.The tutors will guide the students through the process of solving the problem, so that the students will learn how to complete similar problems on their own.Dial-A-Teacher began hiring experts in advanced math and science to field these calls from older students.The director of the Dial-A-Teacher program is Anthony Harmon.This program will support middle school and high school students, strengthening their proficiency in the STEM fields, and preparing them for the jobs of today and tomorrow." The program at Penn State Schuylkill is a partnership between the offices of Academic Affairs, Continuing Education and the Academic Resource Center.“We are very excited to see the implementation of the Homework Hotline in Schuylkill County,” said Darcy Medica, director of Academic Affairs.As word spread to students that there was a telephone number that they could call to get free help with homework, the number of calls climbed steadily.Students in middle school and high school who were using the Dial-A-Teacher program since the third grade continued to seek this help.The provided a large space where the newly hired staff of 45 teachers could work.Hundreds of texts and reference materials were bought and Dial-A-Teacher was now a world-class source of help for all the elementary students in the city.