Resources for Successful Students
What do Successful Math Students do?
Successful students know that when they are struggling, they are learning. To help you productively struggle, there are lots of FREE RESOURCES on campus to help you achieve your math goal!!
The Math Emporium Classroom
Math Emporium students are required to attend the section in which they are enrolled, however, they are also allowed and encouraged to come to the classroom as often as they want. The instructor, IA and student tutor in any Math Emporium section is there to support all Math Emporium students. Come and utilized all this mode has to offer 9:30am to 9:15pm Monday through Thursday. Test anytime for the amount of time you need during our hours of operation.
NetTutor, Free online tutoring resource
(Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.)
Las Positas College offers a convenient way for students to receive FREE online tutoring on or off campus. NetTutor provides live tutoring in most subjects. As you’re working on homework or writing papers, we encourage you to take full advantage of online tutoring via NetTutor.
NetTutor tutors are available for live sessions, to answer submitted questions, and to review papers 24 hours a day, any day of the week.
As a currently enrolled student at Las Positas College, you can connect with a tutor immediately. All NetTutor tutors are highly qualified professional tutors, available anytime day or night! Watch the demonstration of NetTutor's capabilities and then signup today.
What are Smart Shops? These are a series of workshops led by experienced faculty on a variety of topics that are geared toward helping you be better students. The Smart Shop Series will cover academics, transfer, and career topics, as well as Brain Research and Growth Mindset, Test Taking Strategies, and Math Anxiety.
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Tutorial Center, Room 2401
The Tutorial Center in Building 2400 offers free peer tutoring. Emporium students are welcome to attend any of their drop-in math help hours. Most of our Emporium classrooms will be staffed by a student tutor, but if your Emporium classroom does not have a student tutor, then you can sign up for weekly one-on-one tutoring. Make sure you sign up for a tutor at the beginning of the semester, as they can go fast!!
Math Learning Center (MLC), Room 601
The Math Learning Center in Room 601 offers free drop-in, just in time assistance for all LPC math students. In this learning center you can receive help from a math faculty member. Students are encouraged to meet up with their fellow classmates and work together in the lab, asking for assistance when needed. The Math Department has provided lab assistance because we believe that the learning of mathematics is easier with the help of your instructors and fellow students.
Your Math Instructor
Math Faculty members have office hours specifically to give them a chance to provide students with assistance in a more personalized way than class time can allow. You are encouraged to approach your instructor during office hours and ask questions on a regular basis.
Your Fellow Students!
90% of what you talk about, you remember – so form a study group and support each other. Group study rooms are available in the Open Math Lab on a first-come-first-serve basis or can be reserved in the library with just the click of a button.