Welcome to the Mathematics Tutoring Lab!
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.
The Math Lab is closed on all university holidays. Please note that we will be closed for the Labor Day holiday on both Sunday 9/4 and Monday 9/5.
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We tutor Math 0309 Basic Mathematics, Math 1312 Quantitative Reasoning, Math 1314 College Algebra, Math 1324 Math for Business, Math 2312 Precalculus, Math 2413 Calculus I and Math 2414 Calculus II*. (*Not all of our tutors can help with Calculus II.) We do not tutor any statistics courses at this time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.