Attention: The Math Place is now virtual!

Opening Monday, March 23rd at 9 a.m.. Tutors will be available in real time Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-10 p.m. EDT & Saturday-Sunday 2 p.m.-8p.m. EDT. Questions posted outside these times will be answered during the next real time period.

Click here to visit our new Math Place!

Math Place

The Math Place offers FREE TUTORING for undergraduate students!

UB students can receive tutoring in ULC and Calculus 1 and 2 courses.  Located in 211 Baldy Hall, the Math Place is open 10:00-6:00*, Monday through Thursday during the fall and spring semesters.  You can get help with homework or preparing for a test, meet with a study group, or borrow a textbook, calculator, or computer.  We’re here to help!

*Evening hours from 4:00-6:00 are generously supported by the Undergraduate Student Association.

How does tutoring work?

The Math Place is a drop-in tutoring center for ULC 147, ULC 148, MTH 121, MTH 122, MTH 131, MTH 141, and MTH 142.  You are able to come in for tutoring any time we are open and can stay for 10 minutes or 3 hours depending on your needs and availability.  You can work individually or come in with others from your class for a study group, and you are more than welcome to visit multiple times in one week, or even on the same day!

Need more information about the Math Place?  Visit our FAQs!

Who are the tutors?

Tutors at the Math Place are fellow undergraduate students from a variety of programs including mathematics, physics, and engineering.  All of our tutors know how to be successful in these courses.  They are very patient, friendly, and knowledgeable!

While we don’t offer one-on-one appointments, you can visit the tutor schedule to make sure you drop by while your favorite tutor is working!

What can you expect from tutoring**?

The purpose of tutoring is to help you become an active, independent learner. Working with a tutor can enrich your understanding of the course material, help you focus on what is important in the class, and help you apply better study methods.

Tutors can:

  • Review and help clarify assignments
  • Help you understand concepts that the instructor has already presented in class
  • Provide you with additional examples and practice problems
  • Help you understand the textbook and apply the information

Tutors cannot:

  • Do your homework for you
  • Guarantee an error-free assignment or a better grade; it is still your responsibility to do the work
  • Teach new material missed in class; tutoring is not a substitute for classroom instruction
  • Help with take-home or make-up tests

**This section taken from the University at Rochester CETL tutoring page