The LRC Math Lab provides math
assistance to UAA students at all levels, primarily helping students with
algebra. Certified and formally trained tutors offer help for those seeking to
improve their math, testing, and study skills. Computers with math software are
available to aid students in increasing their math skills.
Math Lab tutors work with students at all levels to help improve and integrate their math and reasoning skills into regular study habits through one-on-one discussions of their work. Our goal is our students’ long-term improvement in their work.
Format of Service Delivery
The goal of the LRC Math Lab is to promote productive learning. LRC Math Lab Tutors work to help students better understand math concepts by answering questions as they arise or by helping students locate a resource that will provide assistance. The LRC Math Lab is an open lab where tutors rotate from student to student after short sessions. The goal is not only to help students with the particular problem(s) they are working on, but ultimately to understand the underlying concept(s) so they can use it in the future.
Winter Break Hours
Dec. 15 - Jan. 20
(open for services Tuesday Jan. 21)
LRC Math Lab
Monday - Thursday
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday - Sunday
Please call for additional information:
The Math Lab is located in
Tests can be taken in the Testing Center anytime the LRC Math Lab is open, but they must be started at least an hour before the lab closes and they are collected promptly at closing. Students who test in the LRC Math Lab can also review and study tests they have taken, once their instructor has graded and returned them.
How to Prepare for Your Session
In order to get the most out of your tutoring session at the LRC Math Lab, we encourage you to come prepared. The following tips will help you to prepare for your tutoring session:
What to do during your session
Tutoring sessions in the LRC Math Lab are most useful when both tutor and tutee participate in the session. The following tips will help you to get the most from your session:
What to do following your session
After your session in the LRC Math Lab it is important to integrate what you learned into your work. The following tips will help ensure that you are continually learning and improving your math skills:
SLED Online Tutoring- As part of the Learning Resources Center's integrated approach to tutoring services, SLED (Statewide Library Electronic Doorway) is available for all UAA students in the areas of English, math, science, social studies, and study skills. Sign in for a live online tutoring session through the Live Homework Help service website at http://sled.alaska.edu/homework.html. This online service is offered seven days a week and is available from noon - 2:00 a.m.
Khan Academy is another free online resource with lessons on a wide array of mathematical concepts. They have a full math curriculum from pre-algebra through calculus complete with problem sets. Khan Academy can be accessed via www.khanacademy.org.