Many students strugle with mathematics and need to seek help outside of the classroom. Here at LPC we offer a number of support services for students enrolled in mathematics classes. These include
- The Open Math Lab
- The Tutorial Center
- Instructor Office Hours
- Learning Skills courses especially for Math students
- Online Resources (online links to math help)
The Open Math Lab, located in the Integrated Learning Center (ILC), Building 600, offers FREE drop-in math help to students enrolled in LPC mathematics classes. Students enrolled in a math course with a TBA lab hour satisfy their lab requirement in the Open Math Lab. The Open Math Lab is staffed by full- and part-time mathematics instructors at LPC.
For classes with a TBA lab hour, all students must log in at least one full hour into the Open Math Lab by the last instructional day PRIOR to census. For Spring Semester 2016, this is Friday, February 5. Students who do not satisfy this requirement will be dropped from the course. Students must log a cumulative total of 17 hours for the entire semester by the last day of classes or face an academic penalty. The last day of classes for Spring Semester 2016 is Friday, May 20. Students are also required to complete a TBA Lab Hours Form and turn it in to their instructor. The form can be found below.
For Spring Semester 2016, the Open Math Lab will open during regular hours beginning Tuesday, January 19, and close on Friday, May 20. The Open Math Lab will be closed for all school holidays and during Summer Session.
Special Finals Week hours may be announced here depending on instructor availability.
Spring 2016 Open Math Lab Instructor Schedule (subject to change)
TBA Lab Hours Form (for students)
Open Math Lab Hours of operation:
|Monday||9:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.|
|Tuesday||9:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday||9:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.|
|Thursday||9:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.|
|Friday||9:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon|
STATISTICS HELP is available in the Open Math Lab on a limited basis and at selected times. Consult the schedule posted in the ILC for more detailed information.
The Tutorial Center is located on the LPC Campus in the Multi-Disciplinary Building (MDB), room 2401. It provides
- Tutoring (scheduled & drop-in)
- Reading & Writing Center (RAW)
- Relaxed Study
- Study Group Rooms
For more information, visit the Tutorial Center website by clicking here.
All full-time, and many part-time, instructors offer office hours. This is time the instructor has set aside to help students. Take advantage of this opportunity for one-on-one help from your instructor. Instructor office hours are published in the course syllabus and, for full-time instructors, on their office door.
The Learning Skills Department at LPC offers three classes geared especially toward students in pre-transfer level classes: LRNS 119A covers basic number sense and calculation skills; LRNS 119B covers pre-algebra concepts; and LRNS 119C provides support for success in Elementary and Intermediate Algebra. Consult the published class schedule to find out when these courses are offered. Contact Paula Schoenecker for more information about these courses.
There are many great resources available on the internet to assist you in your mathematical studies.
Math Study Skills (Mission College Website)
Math Study Skills (Saint Louis University)
Open Stax College
Khan Academy Online Lecture Series
M.I.T. Open Courseware (Mathematics)
Wolfram Alpha (Computational Search Engine)