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Developmental Math Lab

The hours of operation for the Math Lab are listed on your course syllabus and on the Lab door.

Bring your University ID card with you. The Lab staff will swipe your card, ask what section you are in, and what type of assistance you are seeking (help with homework or test corrections, for example).

Your ID card will be filed and kept at the desk until you check out. When you are ready to leave, provide your name at the desk and the receptionist will swipe your card and return it to you. Do not leave without your ID card!

The Math Lab offers free printing for your MAT 102 or MAT 104 course materials. You must supply your own paper. The paper must be printer/copier paper––no exceptions.

Tutors are expected to assist as many students as possible while working in the Lab. Do not be offended if a tutor leaves you to work on your own to assist another student. Working together is an added benefit.

Please ask for assistance when you need it; do not assume that the tutor knows you have a question.

The Math Lab staff is here to help you with your studies––not to teach or re-teach the material and not to complete assignments for you.

Pay attention to the questions the tutors ask, and try to ask yourself the same kinds of questions when you are working on your own.

Preparing for the Math Lab

  • Try to understand the concepts on your own first by
    • Coming to class
    • Reading your text
    • Completing suggested exercises, and
    • Reviewing your class notes
  • Allow yourself time to work on a problem before asking for help (this process may help you remember the strategy)
  • Try to identify the source of your confusion. Ask the tutor specific questions (“I know how to solve linear equations, but I have trouble when there are fractions in them”)
  • Bring your class notes and any other course materials you may need (handouts, textbook, calculator, etc.). The tutor may need to refer to them in order to help you.
  • Do not wait until the very last minute before a deadline to seek help! The Lab staff can get very busy at those times and cannot make any guarantees to help you before your deadline.

If you experience technical difficulties using ReggieNet, contact the Technology Support Center at (309) 438-HELP. Instructors/tutors do not provide technical support; however, if you experience any problems using a computer in the Math Lab, please notify Math Lab staff.

Developmental Math Lab Location and Hours

SCH 118

Mon-Thurs 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Fri 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Sat & Sun closed


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