The Learning Center provides specific tutorial support for Mathematics courses 054 through 107, and English courses 092 through 111, in addition to writing across the curriculum support. Tutoring is available by appointment, and often on a walk-in basis. Please call for an appointment today. (907) 228-4560
General Guidelines for Tutoring
Plan Ahead: Make an appointment in advance of an assignment due date. Do not wait until the last minute.
Clarify Expectations: If you have questions about the assignment or the instructor’s comments, ask your instructor to clarify before you work with a tutor.
Be Specific: What do you want to work on? “Everything” is not a valid response to this question. We cannot work on every aspect of an assignment in one sitting.
Arrive Prepared: We are not a substitute for attending class. Attempt the homework on your own before seeking tutorial assistance.
Make Homework a Habit: Many subjects take practice, repetition, and patience. Set realistic goals and expectations for yourself.
Notes about English Tutoring: We will not accept drop-offs - revision is a process for which you should be present. Sessions are limited to 30 minutes per day.
Notes about Mathematics Tutoring: You will often have to share a tutor with other students. Please do not interrupt another student’s session, not even for a “quick” question. Students who need help with math courses should:
- Read the chapter and review course notes before seeking help.
- Attempt to complete the homework on their own.
- Arrive with specific questions about the homework.
Spring 2014 Tutoring Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For availability of specific tutors, please see Learning Center Staff page.
Math Review Tips
- Buy the textbook. Too many people think that they can just borrow their book from other students, use the one in the Learning Center, or just do the class without it. There is no review tool which equals the textbook.
- Ask specific questions. While doing homework, identify specific areas in which you’re having difficulties. This can be crucial when trying to figure out what to study. It also can be extremely helpful when getting help from a tutor or professor.
- Utilize the Learning Center. The Learning Center can be a great way to review or get help on the problems that you’re having. With tutors and staff that are available to help you, you have many people that are willing to help you accomplish your goal.
- Attend all classes. If you’re not spending time in classes, you’re most likely not learning very much. Math textbooks are hard to just sit down and study from scratch, and class periods can give you a great feel for the material as well as possibly answer questions you had.
- Read the appropriate section before class. With a bit of preparation, class time can make much more sense with a bit of background in the topic before the professor talks about it.
Online Math Review Websites
|Algebra||Algebra sheet - Things to Remember|
|Calculus.org||Resources for the calculus student|
|Khan Academy||Video tutorials on many math concepts.|
|Paul's Online Math Notes||Notes and/or tutorials from classes at Lamar University.|
|LA Valley College||Sample Placement Tests|
|Live Homework Help||Statewide Library Electronic Doorway (SLED)|
|Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S||Online study guide for Pre-Calculus|
|Purple Math||Many different levels of mathematics|
|S.O.S. Mathematics||Algebra to Differential Equations|
- The Introductory Paragraph for Thesis-Driven Essays
- The Concluding Paragraph for English Essays
- Outlining the Analysis Paper
- The Body Paragraph of the Analysis Paper
- Guide for Revising Essays (ENGL 111 and above)
Writing an Analysis Paper: a step-by-step guide (Adobe/Macromedia Flash required)
- Avoiding Run-On Sentences
- How to Use Commas
- How to Organize Your Essay: Part 1
- How to Organize Your Essay: Part 2
- How to Set Up Your Portfolio for Review
- How to Use Apostrophes
- How to Read to Achieve
- How to Use Parallel Construction
Other Online Writing Resources
- Harvard University on Essay Writing
- Purdue University's Writing Support
- Dartmouth University's Writing Support
- University College London's Grammar Tips
- Kent State University's Ohio Literacy Resource Center
- Commission scolaire des Draveurs' The English Professor