Some school districts offer homework help hotlines that students can call during designated hours to receive help from local teachers. The service is usually for elementary through high school students, and the phone number to call varies by location. In addition to calling in their questions, students sometimes have access to online, email and text messaging help through the service.
School districts sometimes also air broadcasts of homework help calls on public television stations. Students can call in when the show is on the air, although they may also be able to call before or after the show. Some examples of homework help hotlines include the Dial-A-Teacher program in New York City, which offers homework help in various languages, and the Montgomery County Public Schools Homework Hotline in Maryland.