Getting Help With Math: Covid 19 Edition

There are a number of resources for Shippensburg University students to get help with their math work. Many of these are temporarily modified to accommodate both on-campus and distance learners. Check the specific resource for more details on how their services may have been modified during the 2020-21 academic year. 

FAQs About Getting Help With Math

  • I am having trouble in my math class. What should I do?
    • First check the basics:
      • Reading the text before class?
      • Going to class?
      • Spending 2 or 3 hours studying math between class sessions?
      • Handing in assignments?
      • Reading and thinking through instructor's comments on your graded assignments?
      • Find a study buddy or a small group among your classmates?
  • I'm doing these things, but maybe I just need to do them better. Could someone help me with that?
    • Absolutely. The Learning Center is the university's primary academic resource center and is available to all Ship students. The goal at the Learning Center is to help you develop skills and strategies that will enable you to become an independent, active learner and to achieve academic success.
  • I'm doing all those things, but I think the problem is with the math, not the study habits I have. What if I still need help with the math?
    • Go see your professor. All professors at Ship have office hours and expect students with questions or concerns (or who just want to talk about the ideas in the class) to stop in during those times. Most are also willing to set up an appointment outside of those hours if they don't work for you. Check your course syllabus for your professor's office hours, stop by the department office or email
  • I tried that too. Are there any other options?
    • The Mathematics Department Walk-In Tutoring Hours have been replaced with a virtual model that requires making an appointment. See below.

Mathematics Tutoring for Spring 2021

This is your first stop for finding help for your work in one of our math courses this semester. We can help you with homework questions plus study & test-taking strategies.  Some suggestions for a positive tutoring experience are as follows:

  • Come with an open mind and a willingness to accept suggestions.
  • Come ready to get to work. Tutors will be asking you questions to determine what you know and where you need help.
  • Remember, it is rarely helpful to say, “I’m totally lost!” You usually know more than you think you know – let us help you figure that out.

All tutoring is available by appointment only this semester, and tutoring is available (online only) for the courses listed below.

MAT 050 Developmental Math

  • Monday 1 to 2 pm
  • Tuesday 8 to 9 pm
  • Wednesday 12 to 2 pm
  • Thursday 8 to 9 pm

MAT 117 Applied Statistics

  • Monday: 10 am to 1 pm or 3:30 to 5 pm
  • Wednesday: 10 to 11:30 am or 3:3:30 to 5 pm
  • Thursday: 9 to 10:30 am

MAT 140 A/B College Algebra

  • Tuesday: 2 to 4 pm
  • Wednesday: 2 to 3 pm

MAT 181 Applied Calculus

  • Monday: 2 to 3 pm or 6 to 7 pm
  • Tuesday: 4 to 5 pm or 6 to 7 pm
  • Friday 12 to 1 pm

To make an appointment, click here. (This will download a pdf file from the campus network drive with additional information. Only people with login credentials can access the signup form.)

Learning Center

The SU Learning Center offers a variety of tutoring services. Tutors can help you study for an exam, learning better study skills, and improve your writing skills. You don’t have to be struggling with your studies to get extra help from the Learning Center.