Re-Launched in Shelby County!

Homework Hotline has reopened our Shelby County Schools office! We are excited to return to SCS with our 901-416-1234 phone number. Hotline is increasing the number of teachers working each night, ensuring our availability to help you complete your homework, study for that test, write that essay, or work with a teacher.

Thank you, Shelby County Schools, for the opportunity and support. We look forward to continuing to grow our partnership as the years move on. It’s as easy as 1-2-3…. FOR homework help!

And, thank you, WMC Channel 5, for the mention!

Closing Out 2018-2019 School Year

Greatly surpassing goals this year, Homework Hotline teachers provided 11,731 sessions total to 6,314 students and their parents/guardians. This equals 3,780 hours of FREE tutoring during the 2018-19 school year. Hotline is grateful for its teachers and supporters, because without them, Hotline couldn’t exist.

Thank you to all our our 2018-19 teachers.
Which ones have helped you this school year?

  • Moses Aluoch

  • Samuel Antanyous

  • Michael Ballentine

  • Jessica Bolus

  • Elayne Byrd*

  • Jeremy Carr*

  • Erin Cochran

  • Rhonda Cunningham

  • Fern Dantzler*

  • Tanya Dolman*

  • Judi Fox

  • Thomas Good

  • Katelyn Hadder

  • Richard Hatfield

  • Pamela Hoffmeyer*

  • Ned LaBonne

  • Erin Luster*

  • Stephanie Marlin

  • Whitney McCraney*

  • Jamie McLemore

  • Alyssa Niemiec

  • Aaron Nuell

  • Jonathan Parrish

  • Patrick Phoebus

  • T’Challa Pollard*

  • Emma Poppe

  • Ahmed Ragab

  • Peyman Rajai

  • Sadia Sharif

  • Meenu Sinha

  • April Smith*

  • Ashley Smith

  • Allen Stark

  • Yesenia Ubaldo*

  • Stacy Wamble

  • Cheryl Westberry

  • Dee Dee Witt

  • Larry Wilkinson

    *Shelby County Schools

2018-19 numbers


Out of 11,731 sessions.

Grade Level by %

As mentioned, Hotline can’t do what it does without generous supporters like you. $1, $2.50, $5, $10, or more all provide the resources we need to pay out certified and retired teachers. It also helps Hotline’s phones and website stay on, allows staff to visit counties, and so much more. Think about the price of your morning coffee, having lunch with friends, happy hour drinks, or that impulse buy at the grocery store. With even a small amount, you could help a student without access to private tutoring get the help they need through Homework Hotline.

How can you help Hotline this year?

From the Hotline staff to you, we wish you a safe and happy summer! We’ll be back on August 6, 4pm CST!

CityCURRENT Radio Show

Homework Hotline staff was grateful to be invited by CityCURRENT to be featured on both their Memphis and Nashville radio shows with CEO Jeremy Park. Thank you, CityCURRENT, for helping everyone learn about Homework Hotline on both March 4 and March 30 ! Have a listen and let us know what you think! Please share with friends and family who might be interested in learning about us!

Homework Hotline Shelby County!

Homework Hotline is opening a new satellite office in Shelby County Schools staffed by SCS teachers. This new partnership also created a new Hotline number for Memphis students.

Hotline remains dedicated to working with all K-12 students in Tennessee, but by hiring SCS teachers, Hotline is bringing in teachers who are very familiar with different curriculum taught in different parts of Tennessee, specifically in Shelby County.

Hotline’s mission remains the same: to provide free tutoring to K-12 students in Tennessee over the phone or online chat. The new Shelby County teachers will join the Nashville teachers on the other end of the phone lines, just in a different location.

Opened in 1990, Hotline has hosted over 530,000 tutoring sessions. Since August 2018, Hotline has held over 7,300 sessions with over 3,000 unique students and parents. With teachers who can speak Arabic, Spanish, Farsi, Hindi, and Swahili, students and parents/guardians who speak a language other than English can also find assistance. Technology like online chat, text-an-image, online whiteboards, and Google Docs, Hotline bridges the gap of not being in the same place as the student calling. In fact, many students value the ability to “call for help” from where they are, whether it’s in their living room, at a relatives house, or even from school or the library.

Hotline is excited to be welcomed into a partnership with Shelby County Schools, and knows that this partnership will provide even more students with free tutoring after school.

The new phone number is 901-416-1234. Questions can be directed to

Facebook & Instagram: @HomeworkHotlineTN, Twitter: @HomeworkHelp4TN



Thank you to Lacy at the Southern Standard for writing about Homework Hotline! We were excited to meet her at the Warren County Board of Education meeting, and to be featured in the McMinnville, TN circulation! (Note: we wish we had Titans tickets to give away, but we do have some cool Titans keychains!

Also: please initiate a session with us before texting images or emailing your Google Doc.

Thank you, Community Foundation!

Meet our partner ... The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee!

Have you heard that Homework Hotline has received a generous grant from The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee? These funds will be used to support our programs, and will directly help us to continue to offer FREE tutoring to all K-12 students in Tennessee, especially students whose home language is not English.  We have tutors who speak Arabic, Farsi, Hindi, Spanish, and Swahili, in addition to English.

The Community Foundation awarded more than $2.72 million in grants to 453 nonprofit organizations as part of the 2018 annual grantmaking process. 

The Community Foundation awards discretionary grants annually from its unrestricted and field-of-interest funds through an open application process to Middle Tennessee nonprofit organizations addressing community needs and benefiting the well-being of citizens through valuable programs and innovative services. The Foundation connects generosity with need in order to build a stronger community for the future. To learn more, please visit

Homework Hotline would not be able to continue without the generous support of organizations like The Community Foundation.

End of 2018!


Help Homework Hotline!

We have some exciting news as we reach the end of the school year! Homework Hotline has provided almost 6,000 sessions to K-12 students in Tennessee during the first semester of the 2018-19 school year!

Our last day for this semester is December 12, 2018! We'll be open from 4pm-8pm to help you prepare for your end of semester exams and homework assignments. We'll reopen on January 7, 2019, at 4pm!

Click here or see the text box below on how to take our user survey!
Help us raise money by cheering on the Tennessee Titans! They have set up a link for $45 tickets to the Titans vs Redskins game on December 22 at 3:30pm: The perfect holiday weekend outing while supporting Homework Hotline! When you use this link:  $5 of every ticket will be donated to Homework Hotline (and it's a discounted price from the ticket price)! 

We are available for you at if you have any comments or questions. 
Thank you for helping us assess, improve, and support our services! We at Homework Hotline wish you a safe and happy holiday season!

Rebekah Vance, executive director
Madeline Adams, assistant director
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Grant Awarded to Homework Hotline by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. –  (December 2017) The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization dedicated to enriching the quality of life in the 40 Middle Tennessee counties it serves, announces more than $2 million in grants to 346 nonprofit organizations as part of the 2017 annual discretionary grant making process.

Homework Hotline has received a $10,000 grant to provide 2,000 free one-on-one literacy and math tutoring sessions to 750 students and parents from 45 partnering TN counties.

“The work of our nonprofit partners has never been more important as we watch needs emerge and evolve in this community,” said Ellen Lehman, president of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. “The Community Foundation is honored to connect generosity with need through these annual grants and other avenues throughout the year, but we couldn’t have an impact without the array of quality nonprofits offering solutions to our community’s needs and vital services to our neighbors.”

The Community Foundation awards discretionary grants annually from its unrestricted and field-of-interest funds through an open application process to Middle Tennessee nonprofits organizations addressing community needs and benefiting the well-being of citizens through valuable programs and innovative services. 

More information on the grant process is online at

About Homework Hotline
Since 1990, Homework Hotline has provided over 520,000 sessions of free one-on-one tutoring with certified teachers and trained volunteers to TN students and parents so that students can return to school more confident and less discouraged.  Homework Hotline’s mission continues to be to help Tennessee students in grades K-12 learn, understand and complete challenging assignments, and master new concepts through free one-on-one tutoring by phone and online chat.

About The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
The Community Foundation exists to promote and facilitate giving in the 40 counties of
Middle Tennessee and beyond. It does this by accepting gifts of any size from anyone at
any time and by empowering individuals, families, companies, nonprofits and
communities to respond to needs and opportunities that matter. The Community
Foundation works with people who have great hearts, whether or not they have great
wealth, to craft solutions that reflect their intentions and goals. For more information, call
615-321-4939 or visit