Need extra help with a math class? We’ve got you covered.
Welcome to the Mathematics Tutoring Lab! We’re here to support your academic success — and help you see just how awesome math can be.
Housed under the School of Natural Sciences, the Math Lab provides free tutoring services to students enrolled in lower division math courses up to Calculus II. We’ll work with you to build self-confidence in math and become a more independent learner.
We encourage you to visit the lab to study, complete homework assignments and ask questions. You can drop-in for free tutoring any time we’re open. We hope you’ll visit us early and often.
The Math Lab has moved online for the Fall 2020 semester. Visit our virtual lab. Use your SEU Zoom account to enter, the password is 'mathseu'. To use separate tutoring rooms in our lab, you must use a downloaded version of Zoom and not the web browser. Please share both your video and audio when using our lab. Here's a quick tutorial on how the online Math Lab works.
Please note: Our hours differ for Calculus II students. The Math Lab is available to assist Calculus II students the following times:
- Monday: noon–1:30 p.m. and 3:30–6 p.m.
- Tuesday: noon–6 p.m.
- Wednesday: noon–2 p.m. and 3:30–6 p.m.
- Thursday: noon–3 p.m. and 4–6 p.m.
- Friday: noon–4 p.m.
- Sunday: 4–6 p.m.
The Math Lab is closed on university holidays.
We welcome hearing about your tutoring experience. Please share your anonymous feedback.
Will the Math Lab move online for Fall 2020 if in-person lab services aren’t possible?
The Math Lab moved online for the remainder of Spring 2020 when St. Edward's transitioned to remote learning. We will offer a virtual lab again this fall.
What courses do you tutor?
We tutor Math 0309 Basic Mathematics, Math 1312 Quantitative Reasoning, Math 1314 College Algebra, Math 1324 Math for Business, Math 2312 Precalculus, Math 2314 Calculus I and Math 2314 Calculus II*. (*Not all of our tutors can help with Calculus II.) We do not tutor any statistics courses at this time.
Who is your staff?
Tutors are current St. Edward’s students who have excelled in math courses and have been recommended by math faculty. Ms. Cicciarelli also tutors in the lab eight hours a week.
It’s my first time going to the Math Lab. What should I expect?
The Math Lab is a relaxed space to work on math. When you walk in, sign in on the computer with your student ID number and then find a seat at the table marked for your course. A tutor will check in with you shortly. If a tutor looks available, please let them know when you are ready for help. All tutors wear a name tag while working.
What should I bring with me and how do I get help?
Please bring your class notes with you to the Math Lab. We have a copy of each textbook in the lab for students to use while in the lab. Tutors often check in with students in the lab to see if they need any help, but please let a tutor know if you are waiting to receive help.
What can I expect from a tutor?
You can expect a tutor to ask you what you have already attempted on a question. They may inquire where the material is located in your notes. Our goal is to help you become a more independent learner, so please come prepared to invest your time and energy in fostering new and improved skills. Tutors cannot complete homework assignments for you and are not allowed to check work that will be graded.
When I came to the Math Lab, it was so busy I couldn’t get the help I needed. Is there a better time to come?
The Math Lab can get very busy on exam days and when course assignments are due. Typically, Mondays and Wednesdays are the least busy days. It’s a good idea to start assignments with plenty of time in advance of a due date and to visit our lab far in advance of an exam.
I’m frustrated that the tutor I asked did not give the final answer to my math problem. Why didn’t they help me?
Our tutors are trained in helping you develop responsibility of your own learning so you can approach many math problems on your own in the future. Tutors are specifically instructed not to work homework problems for students and to involve students in the process.
If you feel that a tutor did not adequately check back in with you after providing initial assistance, ask them to. Tutors multi-task helping students in the lab in order to decrease wait time.
If you have any concerns about a tutor or your tutoring experience, please monicac [at] stedwards.edu (subject: Concerns%20About%20My%20Experience%20with%20the%20Math%20Lab) (contact the Math Lab director), Ms. Cicciarelli, or you may or leave anonymous feedback.