Who can use the lab?
Currently enrolled students.
What do I need to access the lab?
A Richmond Community College, REaCH, or SEarCH ID card with a current term/fiscal year sticker. These are available in the Student Services Office. Who is the coordinator?
Toni Goodwin, who will be teaching classes as well as working in RCC’s Math Lab. Toni occasionally tutors at St Andrews. During those times, there will be another math instructor tutoring on main campus so that the Math Lab has adequate coverage. What can I expect from the coordinator?
The Math Lab Coordinator will be tutoring students one-on-one and in groups. There will be material available on Moodle for students. What can I expect when I visit the Math Lab?
The Math Lab offers tutoring with the Math Lab Coordinator, a Math Instructor for RCC. You must complete a tutor packet to initiate tutoring in the Math Lab. What if I need invidivualized help?
The Math Lab Coordinator will be offering tutoring services in the Math Lab and tutoring services are also offered at the Academic Success Center in the Conder Building (Library) as well. How can I get the most out of my Math Lab tutoring session?
- Visit the Math Lab as soon as you run into difficulties, because the sooner you tackle a problem, the easier it is to solve. In Math, especially, one concept builds upon the previous one. If you miss the concept you are currently working on, then you may have a problem moving on from that point.
- Prepare ahead of time for your tutoring session. Read your text and do some of the homework problems. The Math Lab Coordinator can not help you with a blank page.
- Bring your textbook, syllabus, tests, notes, handouts, your current assignment, and previous papers or other work… Basically, bring anything and everything that you would take to class!
- Plan ahead for your visits and do not wait until the last minute to see the Math Lab Coordinator; especially an hour or two before a test/class.
- Remember, no matter how important you think your need is, if a student has a
*scheduled**appointment*, then the Math Lab Coordinator*will not**cancel*the scheduled appointment to help you. (Again, plan ahead…)
What do you expect from me? (Math Lab Policies)
- If you use the Math Lab, then this is an indication that you agree to abide by campus policies as outlined in the student handbook and any policies listed on this website.
- If you need help with your calculator or certain problems, then please remember to ask the coordinator for help. The only dumb question is the one you walk out the door and do not ask…
- Use all resources wisely.
- Be considerate of others. If the Math Lab Coordinator is working with another student, then please be considerate and do not interrupt that student’s tutoring session. During tutoring, students are into a study mode, and interruptions frequently cause students to lose that concentration and it takes time to get back into the study mode.
- Student ID cards will be required to check out items for in-lab use. This includes headphones, practice materials & calculators.
*We do not lend items for use outside of the lab.*
What is the difference between the Math Lab and MyMathLab(MML)?
The RCC Math Lab is a tutoring facility that you, as a student, may visit for free tutoring or as a resource checkout and usage. MyMathLab (MML) is the study program/access code that comes with the Pearson textbooks used in DMA 010 – 080 and MAT 140. MML allows students to work on homework, view the textbook, take practice tests and actual tests for instructors utilizing that option. |