About Us


Homework Hotline is WXXI’s live statewide call-in show where kids receive help with homework problems right on the air. Designed for children in grades four through 12, the program – which is now in its 24th season – provides the tools students need to succeed with homework, and supports academic achievement across a variety of New York State Learning Standards. Teachers from Rochester Dial-A-Teacher take the calls and send them to WXXI studios in Rochester, where host teachers, who are experts in subjects across the curriculum, are standing by ready to help kids work through their homework.

In addition to providing homework help,  Homework Hotline presents daily thematic segments on health, animals, book reviews, history, environment issues, and people and places in New York State. This season, the series will host special segments on governmental issues in preparation for the upcoming election and an American Graduateseries that focuses on the increased high school dropout rate and America’s efforts to combat this issue. Homework Hotline sends out daily updates and helpful hints for the “Teaser” question on its Facebook page.


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Watch this video to find out what Homework Hotline is all about!