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Tutoring and Computer Labs

The Department of Mathematical Sciences administers two separate mathematics tutoring labs to offer free tutoring to undergraduate students enrolled in mathematics classes.

On the Lincoln Park Campus, the Mathematics Tutoring Lab is located in SAC 521, within the main offices of the Department of Mathematical Sciences. Tutoring is offered in SAC 521 on weekdays during regular business hours. Tutoring is also typically available on the Lincoln Park Campus on weekdays and during certain weekend hours in the Science and Math Learning Center in O'Connell Hall Room 300. In the Loop Campus, tutoring is available in Lewis Hall Room 1662.

Students can receive free tutoring on a drop-in basis during the regular school year, except during finals week each quarter. The tutors employed by the Department are typically undergraduate students who did well in their previous mathematics classes. Tutoring lab schedules are posted online and outside the door of each tutoring lab.

Mathematics Tutoring Lab schedules (SAC 521 and Lewis 1662)

Additional Tutoring (Science & Math Learning Center, O'Connell 300)

Computer Labs

A limited number of PCs are available for student use in the Mathematics Tutoring Labs in SAC 521 and Lewis Hall Room 1662. In addition, the PC lab in O'Connell Hall Room 300 (LPC) is generally available for student use when the room is not being used by another class.

Online Resource Bank

The following online resources are available for students who are enrolled, or intend to enroll, in math courses leading up to and including calculus. These free practice materials can be used by students to practice for courses they are currently taking, or to prepare for courses they will take in the future.

Basic Algebra (MAT 94)

​This course emphasizes work with numbers of ordinary arithmetic, use of a large variety of practical problems and situations from basic sciences as motivation.

Textbook: Basic College Mathematics, 4th Edition by Martin-Gay, Addison-Wesley, 2012. ISBN 0321624440.

Videos: Khan Academy: Algebra

Introductory Algebra (MAT 95)

This course is an introduction to basic algebra (concepts of variable, manipulation of simple algebraic expressions, linear equalities and inequalities, and graphical analysis) with continued emphasis on problem solving and applications.

Textbook: Intermediate Algebra, 11th Edition by Lial, Hornsby & McGinnis, Addison-Wesley, 2011.

Videos:​​Khan Academy: Algebra

Intermediate Algebra (MAT 101)

Functions, factoring, rational expressions, roots, radicals, quadratic equations, quadratic inequalities. Course meets for an additional 1.5 hour lab session each week for enrichment and problem solving.

Textbook: Intermediate Algebra, 11th Edition by Lial, Hornsby & McGinnis, Addison-Wesley, 2011.

Videos: Khan Academy: Algebra

Precalculus (MAT 130)

Functions and their graphs, exponential and logarithmic functions, inverse functions, polynomial and rational functions.

Textbook: Precalculus, 9th Edition by Michael Sullivan, Pearson, 2011.

Videos: ​Khan Academy: Trigonometry and Precalculus​

Trigonometry (MAT 131)

Trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities, laws of sines and cosines, polar coordinates and complex plane.

Textbook: Precalculus, 9th Edition by Michael Sullivan, Pearson, 2011.

Videos: Khan Academy: Trigonometry and Precalculus​

Calculus

Textbook: Calculus, Early Transcendentals; 8th Edition by James Stewart, Cengage 2016.

​Videos: Kahn Academy: Calculus