Math Center

Where to Find Us

Location: Learning Resource Center, LRC-205

Fall & Spring Semesters
Mon - Thurs 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Summer Semester
Mon - Thurs 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri Closed

Phone: (916) 691-7459




Only those hours that have been accurately recorded by the Math Center login computer count toward your lab total. You must login and log-out on each visit to the Math Center. Students who login but fail to logout are given a default credit of 15 minutes only, regardless of actual time spent in the center. Remember to log out of all labs when you leave because the login computer will not allow students to be logged into more than one lab at a time.


Space at study tables and computer stations are filled on a first-come-first-served basis. Space in the Math Center may be limited at peak times. Note that late morning hours are often the busiest but afternoon hours are generally less impacted.

Computer Usage

Computer use in the Math Center is restricted. Computer use is limited to accessing math or statistics programs for assignments, quizzes, or any re-enforcement/skill building activities related to math or statistics courses. Computers may also be used to access Blackboard courses or student email accounts. Other web browsing or personal computer use is prohibited. Students using computer resources for unapproved activities will be asked to log-off and release the computer station to other users. Repeat offenders may be restricted from computer use in the Math Center for the remainder of the semester.


Tutors in the Math Center are students like you; their math/statistics backgrounds vary depending on the courses they have taken. Instead of answers, expect them to ask you enough questions to help you diagnose why and where you are having trouble. Bring your textbook & class notes with you when you study. Remember the job of a tutor is to help if you get stuck, try to troubleshoot where you might be going wrong, help you find an example in your book or notes, or practice a similar problem with you – they are not there to do your homework problems for you! The Math Center is not a replacement for instructor office hours or for attending class. Tutors do not teach material, nor do they help cram for weeks of missed classes. If you are having trouble with a course, talk to your instructor about what you can do. The tutors in the math center do not provide one-on-one tutoring. If you are in need of one-on-one tutoring, visit the "tutor board" link on the left hand side of this page or the Tutorial & Learning Support Center in the library building.


The Math Center is a study environment in which low-level discussion and study groups are both allowed and encouraged. Although efforts are made to control excessive noise and loud talking, the Math Center cannot provide a library-like environment for quiet study.

Cell phones

Because of the noise level, cell phone conversations in the Math Center are discouraged. If you need to be available by cell phone while in the Math Center, please answer your ring as quickly as possible, then ask the caller to hold while you take the phone to the hall to continue/complete your call. Students who fail to observe this courtesy may be asked to turn off cell phones when in the center.


Students are expected to conduct themselves within the bounds of appropriate college classroom behavior. Students should conduct themselves with respect for fellow students, for Math Center staff, and for Math Center equipment and resources. No loud or abusive behavior or bad language will be tolerated. The Math Center instructors and IAs reserve the right to ask any student displaying inappropriate conduct to leave the Math Center immediately.

Sexual Harassment

Any behavior that might be interpreted as sexual harassment is not permitted. See campus guidelines and policies regarding sexual harassment.


Like other courses, cheating is not allowed. If you have an assignment, quiz, or take-home test, you are responsible for following the restrictions imposed by your instructor regarding who you may or may not ask for help. Any violation of an instructor’s guidelines will be reported to the instructor for appropriate action, regardless of how long it has been since the violation took place. Notification of the incident may also be sent to the Vice President of Student Services for further disciplinary action as appropriate.