The Math Centers are open! For first two weeks of term,
- the Pocatello Math Center is open MTWTh 10-5 and F 10-2.
- the Idaho Falls Math Center is open MW 9-4*; TTh 11-2; and F 12-4. (*Tutor may be unavailable on afternoon of Wednesday 1/15).
We are still hiring math tutors in Idaho Falls, but not in Pocatello.
The Math Center is a walk-in math tutoring service provided by the Student Success Center and the Mathematics Department for any registered ISU student needing help in undergraduate math courses or courses involving mathematics. There is no additional fee to use its services, and dual-enrolled Early College Students are welcome to use the Math Center. In Pocatello, the Math Center is in REND 327 on the third floor of the Rendezvous Building, over the classrooms that face the library. In Idaho Falls, it's in CHE 220. The Math Center is not open during national holidays, fall break, or spring break. It offers limited tutoring hours during the first two weeks of the semester and during finals week.
Pocatello Spring 2020 Hours
REND 327 208.282.3662 email@example.com
- Mondays 10am-5pm
- Tuesdays 10am-5pm
- Wednesdays 10am-5pm
- Thursdays 10am-5pm
- Fridays 10am-2pm
After January 27:
- Mondays 9am-7pm
- Tuesdays 9am-9pm
- Wednesdays 9am-7pm
- Thursdays 9am-7pm
- Fridays 9am-2pm
Idaho Falls Spring 2019 Hours
CHE 220 208.282.3662 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mondays 9:00-4:00
- Tuesdays 11:00-2:00
- Wednesdays 9:00-4:00
- Thursdays 11:00-2:00
- Fridays 12:00-4:00
After January 27: TBD
How does tutoring work?
Math tutors are trained undergraduate and graduate students who will help you understand math concepts by asking questions to clarify what you know and how the concept has been taught to you. They can help you to find mistakes in your work so that you can see what you have been doing incorrectly, and they'll work other examples with you and give you suggestions on how to approach the problems that you're doing.
Math tutors will not teach the course to you (this is up to your instructor), nor will they do your homework or tests for you.
To prepare for math tutoring, you should attend your classes and read your textbook. Then try the assigned homework on your own, so you can come with specific questions to ask the tutors and be ready to show them the work that you've already done. It also helps if you bring your class notes!
Athletes and Veterans
The Department of Athletics and the Veterans' Sanctuary encourage ISU athletes and current or former U.S. service members to apply for math tutoring using University Tutoring's standard Tutor Request Form.
Questions or concerns? Call us at the numbers above or contact University Tutoring Director Dr. Haydie LeCorbeiller.