Mathematics Tutorial Laboratory

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Location: 125 MacLean Hall (MLH)
Phone: 319-335-0810

About Mathematics Tutorial Laboratory

The Mathematics Tutorial Laboratory is a place for students to get assistance studying for their math classes. Its primary function is to provide students with the opportunity to receive one-on-one help from tutors ready and able to answer questions; the Math Tutorial Lab gets over 10,000 student visits each semester.

The Mathematics Department maintains a list of students available for private tutoring.  If you are interested in being added to this list, tutor applications are available in 14 MLH from Chris Brenneman.

What to Expect:

  1. Sign in at the Front Desk when you enter the Mathematics Tutorial Laboratory.
  2. Raise your hand when you want help.
  3. Be courteous to those around you.
  4. Turn cell phones to silent. If you choose to take a call, hold your conversation outside the Math Lab.
  5. Remember that the tutors will not give answers to homework. They will help you learn the techniques that will enable you to do your homework.
  6. When the Math Lab is busy, try to ask only one or two questions at a time and be patient when waiting. The tutors on duty are not your personal tutors, and they need to help others as well.

How to Prepare:

  1. Attend class.  Remember, the Mathematics Tutorial Lab serves as an adjunct to math courses and is not a replacement for the material presented by your instructors. It is important that you also attend lectures and discussions regularly!
  2. Come with specific questions or topics.
  3. Come in more than 48 hours before your test. The Math Lab gets very busy before tests, and you will have to wait much longer to get help.
  4. Come in on a regular basis. A tutor cannot teach you everything your professor covered in the previous 4 weeks of class in one hour.

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