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Math Lab FAQs

Do I need to make an appointment to see a math tutor?
No. Tutoring is done on a first-come-first-serve basis. When you enter the Math Lab, check to see if any of the tutors are available either circulating around the room or at the Help Station. If so, go immediately to tutor to discuss your work. If all the tutors on duty are working with other students, please be patient and wait for the next available one.

Could I schedule a private tutoring session in the Math Lab?
No. Tutoring in the Math Lab is done strictly on a first-come-first-serve basis.  Tutors on duty may not exclusively work one-to-one with a student as many students come to the Math Lab for assistance.  

Arrangements for private tutoring outside of Math Lab operations may be facilitated; however, the following conditions apply for tutors and clients seeking private tutoring;

  1. Since private tutoring is NOT provided and NOT funded by the Math Lab, the client must compensate private tutors on their own.
  2. Tutors may make arrangements for private services only as an independent contractor, completely outside of their capacity as a Math Lab student assistant (tutor).  
  3. Pay rate and working location/conditions are determined strictly by negotiation between the tutor and the client.
  4. Services may only be offered on the tutor’s own time and not concurrent with the hours they have been scheduled to work in the Math Lab.
  5. Tutors may NOT offer private tutoring in the Math Lab itself; some other location must be agreed to the tutor and the client.

Do you offer other services besides tutoring?
Yes. You can borrow textbooks, calculators, and solution manuals. We have a computer lab where you can work on your math coursework. 

What should I bring with me to the Math Lab?
A photo identification card or a current validated UH system photo ID is needed to use Math Lab services.  In addition, if you are interested in getting tutoring help, it is important that you come in with your questions ready, your text book, and any notes from your class.

How busy does it get?
It can get quite busy at the Math Lab.  If the Math Lab is crowded, please be patient.

Is the Math Lab a part of the Learning Commons or the Learning Resource Center (LRC) at Leeward Community College?
No. The Math Lab is run under the direction of the Math Discipline.

Who is in charge of the Math Lab?
The Math Lab Manager’s office is located in MS-205 and may be reached by calling 455-0400 or emailing to lccmath [at] hawaii [dot] edu

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