Math Center

Welcome to the Regent University Math Tutoring Center! Located in Library Suite 218, the Math Tutoring Center assists undergraduate students enrolled in MATH 101, MATH 102, MATH 164, MATH 201, MATH 211, and MATH 212. We also offer tutoring for the math portion of the PRAXIS I. Our tutors come from math focused majors and receive special training in each class that we offer. Math tutors come alongside students to reinforce math concepts that students learn in class and from their textbook. Our tutoring goal is for each student who uses our services to develop a greater fundamental understanding of the material being taught in their math class. Students can receive support by scheduling individual appointments with one of our tutors (in-person or online) or registering to attend one of our math workshops (on-campus or online).

Services

What We Do
Math tutors provide free tutoring to undergraduate, Regent students enrolled in one of the above math classes through 45 minute one-on-one appointments or 60-minute workshops. During appointments, tutors can assist you with any concepts that you have studied from your math class. Tutors can help you with concepts directly from your textbook, through example problems, or homework problems that you have been unable to complete correctly. Tutors cannot help you with quizzes or tests (for academic integrity purposes) but may provide you with example problems that utilize the same concepts.

The Math Tutoring Center endeavors to help its students gain a better understanding of relevant math concepts so that students can confidently complete most of their coursework on their own. To fulfill this goal, students must come to tutoring having attempted to understand the concepts that they wish to go over, either by reading the textbook or by attempting the relevant homework problems beforehand. This allows our math tutors to assess students' strengths and weaknesses and assist them in filling in any gaps.

Math Tutoring Center Summer Hours
Monday: 11 am – 3 pm
Tuesday: 11 am – 3 pm
Wednesday: 11 am – 3 pm
Thursday: 11 am – 3 pm
Friday: 11 am – 3 pm

To schedule an appointment, you need to access the Math Tutoring Center's online appointment scheduler.

  • Scheduled appointments begin at the start of the hour and last 45 minutes.
  • Walk-in sessions are welcome but contingent on tutor availability. These last 15 minutes and count toward a student's appointment total for the week.
  • Students are allowed one appointment per day and up to three appointments per week. Students can schedule appointments up to a month in advance.
  • All students must abide by the Academic Support Center's Code of Conduct.

If you have questions, please contact the Math Tutoring Center at 757.352.4641 or email us at mathtutor@regent.edu.

Appointments

"What Can I Expect During an Appointment?"

Students looking to use our services for the first time are frequently unsure of what to expect. The first step in the tutoring process is for you to prepare for the appointment by actively attempting homework problems or coming with questions from class lectures or assigned reading. If you find that you have trouble understanding something, you can use the online appointment scheduler to book an appointment with one of our math tutors. If you find that you unable to adequately prepare prior to an appointment, please use the online scheduler to cancel your appointment and reschedule for a time when you will be able to devote the time necessary to prepare.

Appointments can be conducted in-person, in LIB 218, or online video sessions via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. Upon the start of each appointment, your tutor will make sure you are familiar with the Math Tutoring Center's policies and ask you what you would like to cover in your appointment. The more specific you can be in answering this question, the more efficient the appointment will be. Once the tutor knows what you want to cover, they will use a variety of techniques to help you become proficient in using the identified math concept. Tutors may walk you through example problems or discuss the concept in a more abstract way depending on what best fits your learning style. Tutors will also help you understand how to complete homework problems that you struggled with in preparation for the appointment. Once this is accomplished, the tutor may make suggestions for what you should study for your next appointment.

If you are unable to arrive on time to your appointment, please notify us as soon as possible. If we do not hear from you within 20 minutes of the start of your appointment, we will mark the appointment as a "no-show." Please note that if you fail to show up for five appointments within a given semester without notifying us, you will be prohibited from scheduling more appointments within that semester.

"What If I Need Regular Appointments?"

For many students, a single 45-minute appointment is not sufficient to cover all the possible questions you may have from your math class. Math tends to build upon itself, but it also expands into new subjects at a similar rate. For this reason, students may schedule up to three appointments per week for each week of their math class. You can schedule appointments up to a month in advance.

"What If I Schedule an Appointment And Can't Prepare?"

If you schedule an appointment with the Math Tutoring Center and are unable to prepare for the appointment, please cancel the appointment as soon as possible and reschedule for a time that is better for you. If a student comes unprepared to an appointment, after learning about the Academic Support Center's Code of Conduct, the appointment will be marked as a "no-show." If a student receives five no-show statuses in a single semester, they will be prohibited from scheduling appointments for the remainder of that semester.

"What If I Don't Need 45 Minutes?"

If you have a single question that will not require 45 minutes to answer, you may utilize a walk-in appointment. A walk-in lasts 15 minutes and is best utilized for a single homework question that has proven unusually difficult to you. Walk-in appointments are available during designated walk-in hours and taken around scheduled appointments.

To schedule an appointment with the Math Tutoring Center, access the online appointment scheduler. Please note that all students are expected to abide by the Academic Support Center's Code of Conduct.

If you have questions, please contact the Math Tutoring Center at 757.352.4641 or email us at mathtutor@regent.edu.

Resources

Workshops

The Math Tutoring Center offers class- and topic-specific workshops throughout each semester. Workshops are offered on a rotating schedule in order to serve the largest number of undergraduate students possible. Workshops are offered on-campus and online, via Blackboard Collaborate. Workshop titles denote the class and subject covered in the session.

Clicking on any workshop title below redirects you to our registration page, where you can learn more about the workshop and register. Be sure to select the correct class and workshop location when you register.

June 2018

06/25  MTC: Math 201 Workshop   12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

06/27  MTC: Math 201 Workshop   5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


July 2018

07/30  MTC: Math 102 Workshop   12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.


August 2018

08/01  MTC: Math 102 Workshop   5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

08/06  MTC: Math 201 Workshop   12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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 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.

Video Session appointments are the Math Tutoring Center's appointment option for distance students. Video Sessions are held through Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. To attend a Video Session, you need a working microphone, strong internet connection, and Google Chrome (an easily downloaded web browser). Your appointment tutor will send a link to the appointment to your student email 10 minutes before the appointment. When the appointment starts on the hour, the coach will join you in the session and the appointment will be conducted just as if it was in-person. Throughout the session, the tutor will use the virtual whiteboard to demonstrate math concepts or go through example problems. The tutor may ask you to share your screen if your questions refer to a specific homework problem. The appoint ends at the end of the 45 minutes, as usual, but students can request to be sent a recording of the appointment to help them review the concepts covered in the appointment.

It can be very difficult to communicate collegiate math concepts or formulas through a purely auditory medium. Video Sessions offer the advantages of screen sharing and a virtual whiteboard to maximize the efficiency and quality of long distance appointments. If you do not have an available microphone for their computer, you can use their phone to call-into the virtual classroom in order to speak with the tutor.

The Math Tutoring Center is equipped to help students in the classes listed under our services. If you have questions from outside of those services, we recommend that you contact your professor. Your professor may be able to answer your questions or point you in the direction of someone who can. We also recommend that you check out Smarthinking, an online tutoring service that you can access through any of your Blackboard courses. Smarthinking offers a wide variety of tutoring opportunities and can be found under the "Tools" tab in any Blackboard course module.

Students who have registered disabilities with Regent University may receive accommodations from the Math Tutoring Center on a case-by-case basis. The Math Tutoring Center will contact Disability Services to learn what accommodations we can provide for you. In accordance with university policy, we will work with you to help you succeed in your math class. If you have questions about accommodations, please contact Disability Services.

To schedule an appointment with the Math Tutoring Center, access the online appointment scheduler. Please remember that all students who wish to utilize the Math Tutoring Center's services must adhere to the Academic Support Center's Code of Conduct.

If you have questions, please contact the Math Tutoring Center at 757.352.4641 or email us at mathtutor@regent.edu.