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Math tutoring FAQ

Q: When is tutoring available?

A: Tutoring via email/video is available Monday-Sunday during summer 2024. Drop in Zoom meetings are available, no appointment necessary on:

THURSDAYS, 12:30-3:00PM and SATURDAYS, 6:00-8:00PM


Q: How does Zoom tutoring work?

The tutor will ask you to share your screen or send over a photo of the question you'd like to work on. Your tutor will then share their screen so the two of you can look at the problem together. A virtual whiteboard and on-screen calculator will be used so you can see clearly in realtime how to work through the question. If there are multiple students in the Zoom room, you will have the option to be put into a breakout room—just ask!


Q: What is "tutoring via email/video"?

Feel free to send screenshots of questions you're stuck on and support will be emailed back to you, often in the form of a custom "tutoring" video. Tutoring videos aim to emulate a tutoring session and are a valuable resource for students with busy schedules. You can get your questions answered, see the steps, follow along, and rewatch the video any time you need. Be sure to check out our YouTube channel to see some of the tutoring videos we have uploaded.


Q: What if I can't come to drop-in tutoring? 

A: We want to offer support to as many students as possible. If you're looking for remote math support outside of the drop-in hours please email Karissa Cole to discuss options. (Please allow up to 48 hours for a reply.)


Q: Who qualifies for math tutoring?

A: Any student currently enrolled in a MAT class at YCCC qualifies for free tutoring at the Student Success Commons.


Q: How do I sign up for tutoring?

A: Students do not need to sign up for math tutoring. Simply let us know you'd like support by stopping in to the SSC or by emailing us.


Q: Do I need to/can I make an appointment?

A: No appointments necessary! Feel free to drop in to either the Thursday or Saturday tutoring sessions. If you have questions or are unable to make either Zoom appointment please email Karissa for support!


Q: Which tutor will I work with?

A: Students are not assigned tutors. Whichever tutor is available during the drop-in hours will be sure to work with you!


Q: How long will a tutor work with me?

A: If you need 5 minutes of help that's fine. If you need 3 hours that's fine too! There are no questions too small or too large, you may have one question or one hundred--everyone seeking support is welcome! Because this applies to all math students please keep in mind that we may not be able to offer perfectly uninterrupted tutoring time. We do our best to ensure all students receive equal support and attention, and encourage students to reread pertinent material or practice extra problems if there is any waiting time. We also happily provide resources to supplement your course material.


Q: What math classes do you tutor?

A: Math tutoring covers any MAT course (MAT 118, MAT 126, etc.). Math tutoring for dosage calculations is also available with Karissa Cole.

Classes coded as ACC, BUS, and FIN are not covered under Student Success Commons math tutoring. Though we will always try to help you find the resources you need, tutoring for these and other non-MAT classes may not be fully available from the Student Success Commons math tutors. For more information please feel free to talk to a tutor.


More questions? Please email us!

Don't forget to visit our main math page!


Math tutors

Karissa Cole, tutor Karissa Cole

Tyler Davies

What can you do with a math tutor?

It's important that your math grade reflects your personal effort and abilities, which can sometimes be more difficult when all your homework, tests, and quizzes are online. Student Success Commons tutors are here to help you, but in a way that ensures your work is your own. If you seek help from an SSC math tutor, please first understand what you can and can't expect.


What can a math tutor do?
We can... We cannot...
Help you understand and interpret questions Give you solutions for a problem
Show you how to take and use good notes Teach you the material from scratch (you must attend class, watch instructional videos, and read your textbook!)
Provide support and encouragement Sit with you through every quiz, test, or other assignment
Work with you on examples to help you understand the steps and concepts Work with you on examples while you're taking an exam
Help you review past quizzes and make notes that will assist you for future assignments Walk you through step-by-step calculations for active quizzes or tests
Show you how to use your calculator effectively Tell you if an answer to a quiz or test question is right or wrong before it's submitted

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