Math Tutoring

The Learning & Advising Center 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. Students may also come to Drop-In hours to meet with a Peer Tutor.  Course-specific workshops are also available on a weekly basis.

Log on to Starfish to schedule and appointment for math tutoring!

 

Can I bring my homework to a tutor?
Yes.  A tutor will not solve the problems for you, but will guide you as you work through them yourself.

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

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.

Come engaged and ready to work!

What’s the advantage of group tutoring?
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.

When should I come see a tutor?
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.    

Can I come more than once?
Yes!  Students may make two appointments per week, plus attending any Drop-In hours or workshops.    

Will I always work with the same Math Tutor?
That’s up to you.  You can always select the math tutor when you make your appointment.    

Will my professor know I have been to tutoring?
Students often tell their professors they have been to tutoring because it shows they care about the course. If a professor specifically asks, the Learning & Advising Center will let them know that you have come for tutoring.  

Helpful documents:

Five Steps to Better Math Grades

All About Exponents

Factoring Review

Are You Ready for College Math?

 

Helpful web pages