Math Tips

Come in Early

Don’t wait until the night before a test! Drop by the LRC regularly to check that you’re on the right track. An early nudge in the right direction can make an assignment much easier.

Come Ready to Work

Bring your text, calculator, class notes, and any special instructions or handouts your teacher may have given.

Come Prepared to Focus on Specific Problems

In order to get the most out of your session, let the tutor know about specific concepts that you’d like to focus on. Math tutors can help you in the following areas:

  • Identifying procedures
  • Using calculators
  • Finding the process of problems
  • Correcting steps in problems

Writing Tips

The LRC’s writing tutors are here to help you develop effective writing skills through every step of the writing process: planning, organizing, drafting, and revising.

Come in early and often! You’ll find it more effective to meet with a tutor early in the writing process for help with focusing your topic and organizing ideas.

  • Bring a copy of the teacher’s instructions for the assignment.
  • Bring a hard copy of your current draft as well as an electronic version on a flash drive or through a program like Google Docs.
  • Expect to make revisions. Don’t be discouraged—just as athletes and musicians need practice to be their best, writers can improve only by reworking drafts.
  • For online writing hints and handouts, visit the Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab (OWL).