Center for Academic Enrichment - Math Tutoring
Questions and Answers
Q. Is there a fee for math tutorial help?
A. No. Math tutoring is free to any student at Lincoln University.
Q. Do I need a tutor?
A. If you are a student who is doing well but would like to do better or is struggling with math concepts taught in class, you may want or need a tutor.
Tutors guide you in your learning process rather than act as a professor. Your tutor will help you use techniques and resources that supplement class instruction. Meeting with a tutor is not a substitution for class attendance, nor is it an emergency prep for exams. Tutors cannot work problems on take-home exams or quizzes.
Tutoring should be used to:
comprehend math concepts
understand specific homework problems
understand problems missed on a test or quiz
build organizational skills and problem solving strategies
- learn to use your graphing calculator.
Q. What should I bring to a tutoring session?
A. When you come to the center to see a tutor, bring your book, assignment, pencils, eraser, paper, and calculator.
Q. What should I do to best utilize the math tutoring center?
- Come prepared. Try your assignment first on your own. Be sure to look at the example problems in your book.
- Come see us at the first hint of trouble or confusion. Don't wait until the last minute. Visit us as soon as you begin having difficulties with your math
- Have your questions ready before you begin your tutoring session. For instance, mark the problems where you are having difficulties, making notes defining where you were stuck or confused.
Q. Is it necessary to make an appointment for tutoring? Do you accept walk-ins?
A. It's not necessary to make an appointment, but it's usually a good idea. The math tutors make every effort to accommodate walk-ins, but sometimes they're just too busy (especially towards the end of a semester.) Please call (573) 681-5968 to set up an appointment.
Q. What are your hours?
A. 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. MTWR; 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. F
- Seek help early.
- Don't get behind. Stay current with your assignments.
- Don't try to take shortcuts or to do too much in your head. Write down each step. Remember, on a test you will not receive partial credit for what is in your head, only what is on the paper.
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