Academics: Student Success Program

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How to Use the Math Lab

When can I use the lab?

The lab is open Monday through Friday. The Schedule for the Math Lab is posted on the Math Lab Door - Tapley 301.  

Where do I start?

Please sign in at the log in station using your 900# when you arrive. A tutor will assist you with logging in if it is your first time visiting the lab.

Do you actually use the login information?

Yes!! This helps us with funding and scheduling in the lab.

How do I get help?

Tutors monitor the lab for students with questions, so raise your hand or ask a free tutor if you have a question: don’t be shy!! If all of the tutors are busy please be patient. 

What if I have a lot of questions?

If you need more individual attention, try coming in when the lab isn’t as busy: mornings, Thursdays, and Fridays are often less busy. 

I have more questions/comments/complaints!

Talk to the director of the lab or send her an email. She is usually in her office (Tapley 312).

Tips and Strategies that will help you get the most out of the Math Lab

Do!

  • Bring your class notes, books, assignments, and written work.
  • Attempt a problem before asking for help with it-math takes practice!
  • Ask specific questions when you can, and look for examples in your book and notes.
  • Work with other students in your class-You probably have similar questions and can get help all at once from a tutor.
  • Keep all work neat and organized!
  • Start your homework early and work on some each day.

Do Not!

  • Come in right before quizzes/exams with a lot of last-minute questions!
  • Expect tutors to do your homework for you or give out answers to problems-tutors are here to help you understand how to do the homework yourself.
  • Expect tutors to teach you concepts because you missed class!
  • Try to memorize every type of problem-there are too many! Instead try to understand why each step works. 

Location and Hours

Science Center, Room 301
Sun: 1 - 6 p.m.
Mon & Wed: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tues & Thurs: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fri: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Sat:  12 p.m. - 3 p.m.  

Contact Information

Tiffanie V. Scruggs, Director 
404-270-5831 | tscruggs@spelman.edu