Math Tutoring

The Academic Success Center, on the East Falls campus,  has both professional and peer tutors on staff to help students become better at learning math and practicing problem-solving strategies.

An Academic Skills tutor can also help with math anxiety and improving study techniques.

We offer individual math appointments every day with professional tutors and with peer tutors. Group drop-in tutoring with a professional math tutor occurs every Tuesday and Thursday in Downs 2 from 12:30 - 2:00.

 

REVIEW FOR YOUR MATH FINAL EXAM! (fall, 2018)


To make an appointment:

  1. Log in to Starfish using your WebAdvisor username and password.
  2. Scroll down to “Show other services”.
  3. Scroll down to "Math Tutoring".
  4. Click on “Schedule Appointment”.
  5. Click on one of the tutors.
  6. Select the reason for your appointment (Anything will do.  If you choose "group sessions", then both group sessions and individual appointments will appear).
  7. Click on“Continue”.
  8. In the top left side, select the date range for when you’d like to schedule an appointment (click on the range first, then use the calendar below to select the date). Then hit “Continue”.
  9. Select the time for your appointment, and click  "Continue".
  10. You can enter a few words about what is going on, or just press "Confirm".

 

 

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can I bring my homework to a tutor?

A. Yes. A tutor will not solve the problems for you, but will guide you as you work through them yourself.

Q. How can I make the most of my individual tutoring session?

A. First, try to do the work yourself. Then, identify specific problems you find confusing or difficult. You will not have time to work on everything with the tutor, so focusing the session around your most important questions is crucial.

Q. What’s the advantage of group tutoring?

A. Collaborative learning in course-specific workshops is fun and engaging—in fact, many students make friends by coming regularly to workshops. You may also come to appointments in pairs if you prefer not to come alone.

Q. When should I come see a tutor?

A. Tutoring is most effective early on—before you find yourself struggling. Coming a week or two before a test will also help you study better on your own.

Q. Can I come more than once?

A. Yes! Students may make two appointments per week, plus attending any Drop-In hours or workshops.

Q. Will I always work with the same Math Tutor?

A. That’s up to you. You can always select the math tutor when you make your appointment.

Q. Will my professor know I have been to tutoring?

A. Students often tell their professors they have been to tutoring because it shows they care about the course. If a professor specifically asks, the Academic Success Center will let them know that you have come for tutoring.