Getting Math Help

There are a variety of resources available for students who need help in math.

Study Hall

Effective Monday, 2/7/2022, study hall will be in person in Hylan 1104 until further notice.

Monday: 5-6 p.m. ET, Zheng Zhu
Tuesday: 5-6 p.m. ET, Donovan Snyder; 6-7 p.m. ET, Christine Izyk; 7-8 p.m. ET, Siddharth Gurumurthy
Wednesday: 5-6 p.m. ET, Donggeun Ryou; 6-7 p.m. ET, Tsung-Kai Lin
Thursday: 5-6 p.m. ET, Jiaming Chen; 6-7 p.m. ET, Shengze Duan; 7-8 p.m. ET, Pablo Bhowmik


CETL Study Groups and Tutoring

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) offers a range of resources available to all students:

  • Extensive study groups and workshop programs
  • Individual tutoring
  • Academic Success Coaching

Students with all kinds of academic records may make use of CETL programs. CETL works with strong students who wish to become better, with students who have not yet tapped into the strategies needed to succeed in college, and everyone in between.

CETL study groups meet weekly and offer a time to get together with other students who are taking your course and to get advice and direction from an older student who did well in this same course.

For more information see the CETL website, stop by CETL in 1-154 Dewey Hall, or call (585) 275-9049.

General Advice for Students Needing Math Help

Students who are having difficulties should seek help immediately because each lecture is based on previous work. Students are encouraged toattend their instructor's or TA's office hours. Working with classmates can also be helpful.

Advice from other students:

  • Always go to class and take good notes
  • Read each section in the text before it is covered in class, since you will be lost if you can't follow the instructor
  • Do the homework the day of the lecture or the next day
  • Do all of the homework thoroughly, write out all of the details, keep it organized, and use it to help you study
  • Visit CETL and join a study group
  • If you don't understand something, ask right away
  • Go over tests and look at solutions until you know what you did wrong and understand the solution
  • Figure everything out rather than memorizing
  • Arrange your schedule so that you have enough time every week to study and do homework.
  • Start studying for exams early
  • Get plenty of rest the night before an exam
  • Don't stress out and don't give up

The math department handbook has useful information on suggestions for first year students, assistance available to first year students, taking exams, course information, and advanced placement.