Getting Math Help

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

Study Hall

Effective Tuesday, 9/6/2022, study hall will be in person in Hylan 1104 for the fall 2022 semester. There will be no study hall on the following dates for recess or holidays: September 5, October 10, October 11, November 24, November 25. Classes end December 14 and that is the last day of study hall for fall 2022.

Monday:

  • 5-6 p.m. ET—Tsung-Kai Lin
  • 6-7 p.m. ET—n/a
  • 7-8 p.m. ET—Siddharth Gurumurthy

Tuesday:

  • 5-6 p.m. ET—Donovan Snyder
  • 6-7 p.m. ET—Roan James
  • 7-8 p.m. ET—n/a

Wednesday:

  • 5-6 p.m. ET—Daniel Gotshall
  • 6-7 p.m. ET—Jiaming Chen
  • 7-8 p.m. ET—JohnLin

Thursday:

  • 5-6 p.m. ET—Pablo Bhowmik
  • 6-7 p.m. ET—Quy Pham
  • 7-8 p.m. ET—Shengze Duan

Tutoring

The Learning Center Study Groups and Tutoring

The Learning Center (TLC) 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 TLC programs. TLC 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.

TLC 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 TLC website, stop by 1-154 Dewey Hall, or call (585) 273-1116.

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 TLC 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.