*Please be aware that math tutoring covers any MAT course (MAT 118, MAT 126, etc.) and dosage calculations. 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 nonMAT classes may not be fully available from the Student Success Commons math tutors. For more information please feel free to reach out to studentsuccesscommons@yccc.edu and/or your instructor.
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 calculations during 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 
THURSDAYS, 12:303:00PM and SATURDAYS, 6:008:00PM
Suggested Math dos and don'ts  

DO ✔  DOn'T ✖  
Thoroughly read your syllabus immediately. Print and keep handy, especially if you plan to meet with a tutor.  Gloss over or forget about your syllbus. For tips making the most of your syllabus check out this video.  
Utilize all the resources provided by your instructor. This may include PowerPoints and/or videos.  Dive right into assignments without using all the tools at your disposal first.  
Take clean, clear notes. For notetaking tips check out this workshop.  Avoid writing things down.  
Read the chapter/sections in your textbook each week. Reading math textbooks isn't always easy, but it can drastically improve your chance of success, especially if approached properly.  Ignore your etext.  
Attempt as much of your homework as possible, utilizing your notes and class resources.  Avoid trying homework questions. If they feel overwhelming, try checking out some tips and tricks from the SSC!  
Avoid spinning your wheels. If you can't figure out a question after a reasonable amount of time, move on.  Spend a disproportionate amount of time on one question.  
Make notes of your questions before meeting with a tutor.  Go in to tutoring without having tried the list of dos. 
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When evaluating mathematical expressions, be sure to follow the order of operations:
1) G: Groupings. These include parentheses, brackets, and braces.
2) E: Exponents. This includes roots and radicals.
3) M and D: Multiplication or Division. These both have the same "weight" so when you get to this step do whichever operation comes first when working from left to right.
4) A and S: Addition or Subtraction. These both have the same "weight" so when you get to this step do whichever operation comes first when working from left to right.
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