Fall 2020: In-Person Math Tutoring--Not Available after 11/20/2020
For Fall 2020, in-person math tutoring is available by appointment only. In-person drop-in tutoring is not currently available.Close
STAR NY Tutoring also available
In addition to our Brockport tutors, STAR NY remains open for online math tutoring Sundays through Thursdays 7pm-Midnight. Click "request a tutor" and log on with your Brockport netID and password.Close
Please read carefully to select the option that is appropriate for you.
1. Remote (online) ASC Tutoring
Remote ASC tutoring is conducted using Microsoft Teams. To schedule a remote tutoring appointment:
- Go to ASC Content Tutoring in EagleSUCCESS .
- Click on the tutor’s name you would like to work with.
- Click Schedule Appointment.
- Select ASC Content Tutoring then choose 1 hour appointment or 30 minute appointment.
- Choose an available appointment time. Please select the Course you would like help with and include a brief message about the topic or assignment you would like to work on.
Your tutor will reach out to you through Microsoft Teams at the time of your scheduled appointment. You must log into MS Teams using your Brockport ID shortly before the start of your appointment. Click here to sign in to the Teams web app or download the desktop app. If using the web app, please make sure you are using Google Chrome as your browser.
If no tutors are listed for a particular course, you can submit a Tutor Request Form to request tutoring for that course.
2. Remote STAR-NY Tutoring
STAR-NY tutors are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are available
Sundays through Thursdays from 7:00-11:59 p.m.
Go to STAR-NY online tutoring, click "request a tutor" and login using your netID and password.
3. In-person Tutoring
Limited in-person tutoring is available by appointment only. All in-person tutoring appointments must be scheduled by a tutoring staff member. To request an in-person tutoring appointment submit a Tutor Request Form. If in-person tutoring is available a tutoring staff member will schedule an appointment for you. If in-person tutoring is not currently available, you will be notified by email.
All in-person tutoring takes place at the Academic Success Center located in the Albert W. Brown building. In-person tutoring sessions are held in accordance with the College’s COVID-19 Social Distancing and Face Covering Policy. As such, there may be an extended wait for in-person appointments. To receive help faster, try remote tutoring.
To view a list of our current Math tutors visit Math Tutors.
What does the math tutoring program do?
The math tutoring program is designed to assist Brockport students who need extra help with course work related to mathematics. Students enrolled in math, statistics, science, or any other courses involving mathematics are welcome to drop in for math tutoring whenever questions or difficulties arise. Math tutors are available to help students with a number of tasks, including preparing for exams and quizzes, overcoming homework-related difficulties, understanding particular problems or concepts, using math textbooks effectively, elaborating on proofs, clarifying class notes, and providing tips on how to study mathematics more effectively. Additionally, math tutors will encourage students to make use of instructional videos, software, and printed materials as an additional means for improving math skills.
What will a math tutor do for me?
Math tutors will help students solve problems and understand concepts, but they will not do homework assignments for students, assist with take-home exams, or correct assignments. Students need to keep in mind that a math tutor is not a computer--which is to say that even the best math tutors will sometimes have difficulty with a given math problem. Math tutors are not experts in all math-related fields but most of our generalist math tutors can help with most math courses and issues. Students may need to seek assistance from those tutors who are most familiar with the course work in question, especially when working with more specialized or high-level math or computer-related tasks. You may wish to check out our math tutors in order to find which tutors may be most fit to help you for a particular math course. We have some math tutors who tutor specific math courses, exclusively. To view these tutors and their schedules, you can visit our Specific Math Courses Tutoring page.
Can a math tutor help me with my statistics course?
Maybe. The College at Brockport offers courses in statistics across many different
disciplines. This makes understanding your questions difficult for many of the math
tutors. Moreover, the emphasized approaches and software used vary from one statistics
course to another. Some of the math tutors have a strong enough understanding of statistics
to provide thorough assistance while other tutors may not have the expertise to help
effectively. You should check your EagleSUCCESS "My Success Network" and see if a
tutor is assigned to your specific stats course. If no one is assigned, you should
fill out a Tutor Request Form.
Who are the math tutors?
All of our tutors are undergraduate and graduate math majors who are selected based upon recommendations by the Department of Mathematics faculty. Tutors are hired based on academic excellence, math proficiency (i.e., have completed at least Calculus III), and a willingness to help others. Department of Mathematics graduate assistants also work as math tutors. Upon being hired, math tutors participate in a training seminar and, throughout the semester, are closely supervised. Approximately 15 math tutors are available each semester.