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Need Help With Math?
At Las Positas, we are dedicated to providing you with the best academic opportunities so you can achieve your learning goals. Learning Math takes time and dedication. In college, you are expected to spend 2 to 3 hours per unit each week studying, doing homework, math lab assignments and review outside of class in order to be successful! We want to make sure your precious time is streamlined and productive. Here at LPC we offer a number of support services for students enrolled in mathematics classes. These include
- Math Jam and Concurrent FREE Support Courses in our Math Learning Center
- In-Person and Online FREE Tutoring Center
- Instructor Office Hours
- In-Person and Online Tutoring
- Smartshops Series
- Online Resources (online links to math help)
Math Jam & Concurrent FREE Support
The Mathematics Learning Center, located in Room 600, and offers FREE concurrent support NMAT 202C drop-in math help to students enrolled in LPC mathematics classes. Students are encouraged to enroll directly into a transfer-level course. We have a math course and support options for every learner! For information about what math courses we offer, please click here.
MATH JAM BOOTCAMP COURSES BEFORE THE SEMESTER STARTS
tuition–free and materials provided!
WHY DO A MATH JAM?
Your last week of freedom before the semester starts is time well spent!! You will get individualized, 15 hours of math support on what you need to know prior to your first day of school, getting you ready for the 1st day! During Math Jam you will review prerequisite material or get a head start on the materials covered in your math class, depending on your individual background and needs.
“I reviewed more in one week than I feel like I have in any other class…. I learned much more than I thought possible, and all in all, this was a great way to spend my time before the semester started.”
~ LPC student
Math Jam this August 2022 will be in-person!
Monday - Friday 9am - 3pm week before Fall and Spring Semesters
FREE FOOD & MATERIALS!
CONCURRENT SUPPORT COURSES DURING THE SEMESTER
NEW! Jam all semester long with
RECOMMENDED support during the semester.
WHY DO CONCURRENT SUPPORT?
You will get help from instructors and classmates on the most challenging parts of your math class, including homework problems and preparing for tests. You will also learn math concepts and strategies in a course designed to streamline and improve your performance in your current math course. There is no homework for this class.
“I LOVE THIS CLASS!!! They answer all my questions when I have them. Each professor is so helpful and informative. They always give you the best advice on how to do the problems. And I’m getting a B in my class because of it! Which is the highest math grade I’ve ever received.”
~ LPC student
Concurrent Support is offered HyFlex - choose each class to come in-person and/or virtual!
What does the RESEARCH say?
- LPC Math Jam students have ~10% higher success rate in their next math course compared students who did not attend Math Jam!
- Concurrent Support WORKS. Statewide data shows that students are more likely to succeed with concurrent support.
- Starting one remedial course below college statistics.
- Enrolling directly into transfer-level course.
- Enrolling directly in transfer level-course with concurrent support.
For more information, view here.
To register, view here.
In-Person and Online FREE Tutoring Center
The Tutorial Center is located in the Multi-Disciplinary Building (MDB), room 2401. It provides
- Tutoring (scheduled & drop-in)
- Reading & Writing Center (RAW)
- Relaxed Quiet Study Rooms and Group Study Rooms
For more information, visit the Tutorial Center website by clicking here.
Instructor Office Hours
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.
Las Positas College offers a convenient way for students to receive FREE online tutoring through NetTutor. 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! NetTutor tutors are available for live sessions, to answer submitted questions, and to review papers 24 hours a day, any day of the week. All questions and writing submissions to NetTutor will be returned with your tutor’s comments within 48 hours. 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! http://laspositascollege.edu/onlinelearning/online_services/tutoring.php
You're invited to attend a series of workshops to give you information and strategies for career and transfer success! These workshops will be led by LPC counselors and faculty and will give you an opportunity to learn from experienced professionals. You can attend one or any number of workshops that interest you. As space is limited, registering for a workshop ahead of time is encouraged! http://www.laspositascollege.edu/smartshops
There are many great resources available on the internet to assist you in your mathematical studies.
- Khan Academy Online Lecture Series
- Math Study Skills (Mission College Website)
- Math Study Skills (Saint Louis University)
- Open Stax College
- Purple Math
- M.I.T. Open Courseware (Mathematics)
- Wolfram Alpha (Computational Search Engine)