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The Math Lab will open Sunday, February
Using the Math Lab in Person
The Math Lab will have tutors available in person during the following times:
Note: if the number of COVID-19 cases in the area surges, tutors may need to work online instead of in person. Be sure to check online before attempting to use the Math Lab in person as you may find no one is in person. Tutors will continue to work their regular shifts, but online rather than in person.
Note: The tutors in the Math Lab will also be helping people in the Virtual Math Lab.
If a tutor should need to quarantine or isolate, they will tutor online unless they become too ill to do so. This means there may be fewer (or no) tutors in the in person Math Lab than are on the schedule (which is why you should always check online before coming in person). Tutoring will continue as usual in the virtual Math Lab.
The Math Lab is located in CEN 2208.
Using the Virtual Math LabThe Virtual Math Lab will have tutors available during the following times:
The Math Lab is using Collaborate Ultra. On desktops and laptops, Google Chrome is the recommended browser.
On tablets and phones, you may need to use a different browser.
Click on the link
You will be asked to “Type your name to join the session as a guest:”
Please type your name followed by your course and section number like this:
In this case, Your Name is in “Precalculus Mathematics” Math 112 Section 003. (Of course, you will replace "Your Name" with your preferred name.)
This will help the tutors know what kinds of help will be appropriate for the questions you might have and which breakout group to put you in.
Then click on the “Join Session” button to enter the Math Lab Lobby.
In the lower right corner, you will see a purple button with arrows in it:
Click this button. It will open a sidebar with five buttons along the bottom:
In this image, the chat sidebar is open. When you first enter the Math Lab, please type a message in the chat. (This will help the tutors know how long people have been waiting.)
The next button shows attendees.
Anyone listed as a Moderator is either a tutor, the Math Lab Director, or other Math Department faculty or staff.
Anyone else is also seeking help. There should always be a tutor in the lobby, but you may be directed to a Breakout Room if there are several people from the same course seeking help.
When a tutor is ready to help you, be prepared to share your screen, a photo of your work, or turn on your camera to share. These are all accessible through the middle button (the box with the arrow coming out of it) of the sidebar.
Be aware that online tutoring is as new to us as it is to you. Your patience is appreciated.
The Math Lab provides assistance to students who have questions on details of their homework or who need clarification of concepts that they are learning in their Mathematics courses. Every tutor can provide assistance for Math 010, 020, 108, 109, 111, 112, 113, 114. Some of the tutors can also offer assistance for Math 104, 215, and 246. Inquire in the Math Lab for times when help is available for these last three courses. Following are tips for using the Math Lab. They will help you get the most benefit out of the service and, if you provide us with feedback, will allow us to improve our services.
Unlike past semesters, you will not be able to work your homework in the Math Lab. Because of COVID related occupancy limitations, we ask you only come in when you need help.
Find Time/Tutor that Fits You The Math Lab can be very busy during some hours. If this bothers you, find a time to come that is less busy. You can just check online at different times or ask a tutor if they know of hours that are less busy. Also, tutors have different styles of tutoring. Find a tutor whose style matches the way you learn.
Tutor Schedules as of February 7, 2021