Student Support

Math Lab

 

​The Mathematics Tutorial Lab provides free services to students in math classes. Tutoring is not available to students in UCLA extension classes or math classes taught at other schools.

Note: SMC cannot refer to private tutors or tutoring companies.

Hours for Fall 2020 (August 31 - December 22)

​All labs are currently closed. 

Due to COVID-19, all in person tutoring has been suspended for the moment and has been moved to an online platform - Zoom. Below you will find instructions and hours of availability.

Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Contact Mathematics Tutoring Coordinator Judith Mosher for any questions. Phone calls cannot be answered at this time. Below you will find the link to our tutoring services.

It is not permitted to ask quiz or test questions that account for part of the grade. Should a student be caught doing so, a referral will be sent to Juidicial Affairs for academic dishonesty.

Join our Zoom Tutoring Service

Zoom Tutoring Room Policy

  1. Watch the Zoom tutorial before you join the meeting.

  2. Register a meeting-only when you need a tutoring session.

  3. Tutoring sessions will last for a duration of 20 minutes.

  4. No private chatting and emailing tutors anytime during the tutoring session, all tutor session will ​be recorded.

  5. The host tutors reserve the right to terminate a session at any time.

  6. Have your study materials ready, tutors do not have access to textbooks.

  7. Tutors are not instructors; hence we do not conduct lectures.

  8. Contact your network provider or Zoom if you have technical issue.

Zoom Meeting Room Guide Book

  1. Read the details about the tutors, and then select accordingly.

  2. Check to make sure that the tutor is available when requested and tutors the subject you need help in.

  3. Register the session and attend on time.

  4. The host will place you into a breakout room according to the order of registration.

  5. When you need help please click on the "ask for help" button, which is the question mark on the bottom of the screen.

  6. The host tutor will see your request and will join you in the breakout room as soon as possible.

  7. Be patient and wait for your turn to get help.

  8. Every time a tutor host joins your break out room, you can ask questions and get help for 20 minutes.

  9. Have your questions ready and know how to share them on your whiteboard.

  10. You can also use the video chat option to ask questions. Be polite and respectful.

Become a Tutor

Applications are accepted at any time and tutors are hired throughout the year as needed. Our tutors are required to be actively enrolled as full-time students (12 units). Tutors who are recipients of the Federal Work-Study award as part of their financial aid are eligible to work while enrolled in 6 units.

More information about eligibility for student employment.

Required Skills

  • Customer Service Skills: A successful tutor must be able to form relationships with students, discuss their concerns, and help them through the process of finding an answer. This requires patience, kindness, and an energetic, friendly demeanor.

  • Intercultural Communication Skills: SMC's student body is large and diverse. A tutor must be able to work amicably with students of all different types of backgrounds. All are welcome here.

  • Demonstrated Academic Success: A tutor should be an exemplary student. The role of a tutor in the Math Lab is not only to help with questions about math but with developing good study habits, test-taking skills, etc. The skills learned with a tutor should be applicable to any class a student takes.

Potential math tutors must apply via College Central Network.

Refer a Tutor

Faculty may recommend students as candidates for tutoring positions.

Instructor Referral Form - Tutoring

Contact

Judith Mosher, Math Lab Coordinator
310-434-8586
mosher_judith@smc.edu