Math Tutoring – Learning Center

RCTC Math tutors are here to support you in your classes. Our tutors are specialists in the RCTC curriculum. They are trained to not just give you answers but to focus on helping you understand math concepts.

Tutoring is FREE for RCTC students.

 

Spring Break: March 8-12, 2021

The Math Learning Center will be open modified hours.

A math tutor will be available for in person or online tutoring Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm. Appointments are recommended.

No computer science tutor will be available.

 

Spring Semester Hours

Math is open for both in-person and online tutoring Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm.

Computer Science is open for online tutoring only Tuesday 2-4pm.

 

For In-Person Tutoring

Go to the Learning Center room AT-306. Tutors are available on a drop-in or appointment basis. However, we recommend that you schedule an appointment to ensure that a tutor is available to help you. Follow the instructions for scheduling an appointment below.

 

For Online Tutoring

Please see the options below. Online tutoring may be new to you but we encourage you to give it a try. The feedback we have received from students is that it is very helpful and convenient.

We can help you in two different ways:

1)  Request a One-on-One Tutoring Session

Use the button above to make an appointment. You will receive a confirmation e-mail containing a Zoom link for the tutoring session.

If you do not see a response in your inbox, please check your junk or clutter mail box.

If you can not find a time that works for you, e-mail  LCMath@rctc.edu with your requested time.


2)  Submit a Question for an E-mail Response

E-mail your question to: LCMath@rctc.edu

In your e-mail, please include the following information: Star ID, Course name and instructor, Chapter/Section, and your question. If possible, attach a screenshot of the question or your work.

We will respond within one business day.  Please check your junk or clutter mail box if you do not see a response in your inbox.

 

Other Sites for Math Help 

In addition to the services offered by our own RCTC Math tutors, there are many other sites that provide videos, step-by-step instructions and practice problems.

Tutor.Com
RCTC has contracted with tutor.com to provide 24/7 online access to a tutor. You may find this useful when you have a question outside of the Learning Center Math tutoring hours (evenings or weekends). You must access the tool through D2L. On the D2L home page, scroll down in the right navigation panel to the section on tutoring services. Please watch this video for a brief overview of this service:  Tutor.Com Instructions

Symbolab
https://www.symbolab.com/solver
Symbolab is an online solver for Algebra and Calculus. If you type in a problem, it will show you the solution and also step-by-step instructions on how to solve. This is a great tool if you use it in the right way. You should try to work out the problems first, then if you get stuck you can see the steps. The basic version is free and can be used for many problems. For some more complex problems, you will be prompted to upgrade to a paid version. 

Paul’s Online Math – Cheat Sheets
http://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/Extras/CheatSheets_Tables.aspx#AlgSheet
Paul Dawkins is an instructor at Lamar University in Texas. This page contains ‘cheat sheets’ for Algebra, Trigonometry, and Calculus. They are great summaries for each subject.  

 

YouTube Math Lessons

There are millions of math lessons on YouTube. It can be a lot to search through. Below are some that are particularly good for your RCTC classes.

CourseLinkComments
Elementary AlgebraMario's Math Tutoring: Algebra 1 playlistLots of solved problems, a short lecture style
patrickJMT:Arithmetic and PreAlgebra playlistVideos for operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) on whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. Rounding and order of operations is also included.
The Organic Chemistry Tutor:New Algebra playlistLots of solved problems. The videos are a bit longer.
Intermediate AlgebraBrian McLogan: Algebra 1This link takes you to the Algebra 2/College Algebra Playlist page - each topic (Playlist) has numerous videos with examples and problems completed. Most videos are short (2 to 5 minutes). Site covers a wide variety of topics in Intermediate Algebra and College Algebra.
The Organic Chemistry Tutor: New Algebra playlistHas videos on most if not all topics in 99 plus additional topics of logrithms, conic sections, and sequences. Videos are generally longer with several examples
and more detail.
Professor Leonard: Intermediate Algebra playlistCovers most topics in 99. Lecture format - provides entire lecture with examples (45 min to an hour). References different sections which may not correspond to your book, but you can go by topics.
College AlgebraBrian McLogan: College AlgebraThis link takes you to the Algebra 2/College Algebra Playlist page - each topic (Playlist) has numerous videos with examples and problems completed. Most videos are short (2 to 5 minutes). Site covers a wide variety of topics in Intermediate Algebra and College Algebra.
The Organic Chemistry Tutor: New Algebra playlistHas videos on most if not all topics in 99 plus additional topics of logrithms, conic sections, and sequences. Videos are generally longer with several examples
and more detail.
PrecalculusBrian McLogan: Precalculus This link takes you to the Pre-Calculus/Trignometry Playlist page - each topic (Playlist) has numerous videos with examples and problems completed.
Most videos are short (2 to 5 minutes). Site covers most topics covered in Pre-Calculus.
The Organic Chemistry Tutor: Precalculus playlistCovers most if not all topics from Precalculus. Videos can be a little longer (≈10 minutes) with more examples and details.
CalculusKrista King: Applications of Integration playlistThese videos are 5 - 15 minutes long. They cover the topic in Chapter 5 of Calculus 1
Professor Leonard: Calculus 1 playlistThese are great videos and they correspond very well to the sections in your Calculus 1 text book. However, they are long. They are full length class lectures, typically over an hour for each section.