Math Center

Welcome to Regent's Math Tutoring Center. Located in the Library Suite 102, the Math Tutoring Center provides coaches who are familiar with the challenges of mathematics. Our math tutors offer guidance for undergraduate students enrolled in MATH 101, MATH 102, and MATH 201 to gain a more complete understanding of their coursework. Tutoring is available in-person and via Blackboard Collaborate.

Services

The Math Tutoring Center is staffed by trained math students who assist Regent University undergraduate students enrolled in MATH 101, MATH 102, and MATH 201. Our primary goal is to help students better understand mathematics concepts and techniques. Therefore, our coaching sessions provide tools for collaboratively improving and strengthening students' understanding.

Students may bring homework to receive help, but it is recommended that they attempt the problems prior to arriving for tutoring in order for an assessment to be made of the students' needs. Math tutors do not complete assignments; rather, they work to help the student better understand the concepts and skills. During a tutoring session, students can expect to be given an explanation of concepts, example problems to complete, and suggestions for ongoing improvement.

NOTE: Math tutors do not assist students with exams in any case. Students must consult professors about whether or not they can receive help with quizzes before scheduling an appointment.

Appointments

The Math Tutoring Center offers one-on-one assistance to any Regent University undergraduate student enrolled in MATH 101, MATH 102, and MATH 201. Our coaches help students evaluate the sources of problems they encounter by going through formulas, homework problems, and practice quizzes together to help students gain a more complete understanding of their coursework for future assignments. Coaching is available in-person or via Blackboard Collaborate.

  • Coaching is available in 45-55 minute sessions for scheduled appointments.
  • "Walk-In" and "Call-In" sessions (15-30 min) are also welcome but are contingent upon coach availability; to ensure accessibility, scheduled appointments are recommended, particularly during peak seasons. Online students may call the Math Tutoring Center for "Call-In" sessions. After a student has received one half-hour of tutoring, they may receive an additional half-hour of tutoring provided the next time slot is unreserved and no "drop-in" students are waiting for assistance. Each student is limited to one hour of tutoring services per day.
  • Students are allowed one appointment per day and up to three appointments a week. This limit includes both scheduled appointments and walk-in sessions. Students can also schedule appointments up to two months in advance.

Math Tutoring Center Hours:

Monday 10 am – 12 pm (EST), 3 pm – 6 pm (EST)
Tuesday 10 am – 12 pm (EST), 2 pm – 6 pm (EST)
Wednesday 10 am – 12 pm (EST), 2 pm – 6 pm (EST)
Thursday 10 am – 12 pm (EST), 3 pm – 6 pm (EST)
Friday 2 pm – 6 pm (EST)
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED

To schedule an appointment, you must access the Math Tutoring Center's online appointment scheduler and follow these steps:

  1. Enter your Regent username and password.
  2. You will see a calendar labeled "Central Scheduling."
  3. Click on the drop-down arrow to the right of the calendar. Choose "New Appointments."
  4. Choose "Math Tutoring Center" in the "Work Group" option above "Available Time Slots" calendar.
  5. Click "Previous" or "Next on the right side of the screen to change available weeks.
  6. The times and names not labeled "Booked" are available coaching slots. Click one to schedule it.
    Note: If all the times slots are booked, you may place yourself on the waiting list.
  7. Please read the "Additional Information" section in order to know how to prepare for you appointment.

FAQs

The Math Tutoring Center believes that one hour of guided practice a day is sufficient for students to learn the necessary skills needed to understand certain principles and math problems. Another reason for limiting daily appointments pertains to the practice process itself. After meeting with a tutor, students typically have much work to do, and practice takes time to do right. In order to facilitate this process effectively, students are therefore limited to one appointment per day unless approved by our staff, though they can have up to three appointments in the same week. Extenuating circumstances do occur, after all.

To assist the needs of successive students, tutors are required to limit appointments to 45-55 minutes. This allows them to prepare for the next appointment. Tutors glean over the subject materials, make notes, and then meet with the student prepared to work. Back-to-back appointments without interruption wear down tutors' mental acuity; sessions are much more effective when tutors are mentally prepared before each appointment.

Yes and no. When you schedule your appointment through the online scheduler, you can select which coach you would like to make the appointment with. However, we cannot guarantee you will have the appointment with the coach you select.We encourage students who use the Math Tutoring Center regularly to work with multiple coaches in order to receive the most benefit from the Math Tutoring Center's services. Appointments may be switched to different coaches in order to ensure students do not become too reliant on the assistance of a single coach.

Students do not need an appointment to use the Math Tutoring Center. Walk-in or Call-In sessions are available, though these are much briefer in length and are intended to encourage students to sign up for regular appointments. In addition, walk-in appointments are taken around scheduled appointments. Therefore, we cannot guarantee their availability at any given time.

If assistance is needed at times not listed in the schedule, we recommend the following:

  • Contact your instructor directly.
  • Use the Smarthinking online tutoring service at no cost (see below).
  • View videos related to the topic in question at KhanAcademy.org.
  • Email your question to the Regent Math Tutoring Center at mathtutor@regent.edu. In the Subject line of the message, indicate the course in which you are enrolled and the manner in which you will contact the center. We will do our best to reply within 24-48 hours, although special circumstances, including weekends and holidays, may necessitate a longer response time.
  • Use Smarthinking Tutoring through the link under Course Tools in the Blackboard materials for your math courses.