Mathematics Support at Tutoring Services
Greetings, Undergraduate Mathematicians! You can achieve your academic goals, and our Math tutors are here to support you along the way, whether in an individual appointment or a Math-focused group meeting.
Our tutors are all current undergraduates or graduate students who, having achieved a certain level of academic success themselves, are dedicated to helping their fellow students strive for the same.
Keep reading to learn more about the individual and group appointments you can reserve online through our online scheduler. Services are free of charge and open to all currently enrolled Vanderbilt students.
Our Math Support
Schedule an individual (one-on-one) appointment to get your particular Mathematics questions answered or to check your understanding of course material by talking through it with your tutor in the following courses:
Core Math Courses Our Tutors Support
- MATH 1200 and 1201 (Single-Variable Calculus I & II)
- MATH 1300 and 1301 (Accelerated Single-Variable Calculus I & II)
- MATH 2300 (Multivariable Calculus)
Our Tutors Support the Following, as well
- MATH 2420 (Methods of Ordinary Differential Equations)
- MATH 2600 (Linear Algebra)
- MATH 1010 and 1011 (Probability and Statistical Inference)
- MATH 1100 (Survey of Calculus)
- MATH 2400 (Differential Equations with Linear Algebra)
- MATH 2410 (Methods of Linear Algebra)
- MATH 2500 & 2501 (Multivariable Calculus and Linear Algebra I & II)
- MATH 2610 (Ordinary Differential Equations)
About Individual Appointments
At Tutoring Services, individual appointments are 50 minutes long. As per our Appointment Policies, appointments can be scheduled via our online scheduler up to 14 days in advance with a limit of one individual appointment per day and two individual appointments per week in fall (three per week in spring), with the option of holding a similar number of group appointments (see Group section below).
- When making an appointments, remember to filter our schedule by course to quickly find our Math tutors for the relevant course.
- Appointments fill up quickly, so plan ahead when you can (remember you can schedule 14 days in advance).
- Don’t see any openings? We suggest you check back regularly and add yourself to our online scheduler’s waiting list feature, as well, to get notified about cancellations.
Tutoring Services also provides two types of group study sessions that focus on the mathematics courses for which we see the highest demand. Keep an eye on the calendar below for upcoming group opportunities. (We try to add more in the lead-up to exams.)
- One-hour Weekly Learning Roundtables in Single-Variable Calculus (MATH 1200 and 1201) and Accelerated Single-Variable Calculus (MATH 1300 and 1301) offer students the opportunity work with each other and a tutor to improve their own understanding of course material. Attending a group regularly helps many students space out their review of material week to week, which can deepen learning and retention.
- Two-hour Pre-Exam Study Groups are held in the days prior to major exams in
- Single-Variable Calculus (MATH 1200 and 1201) and Accelerated Single-Variable Calculus (MATH 1300 and 1301).
Additional Campus Support Resources for Math
Office Hours exist so you can make a connection with your instructors and get their direct support. Because there’s no substitute for developing a strong working relationship with your instructors, we encourage all students to seek out their professors and teaching assistants during their office hours.
The Department of Mathematics offers Tutored Study Halls (Fall 2020 schedule). These are valuable resources for all students seeking regular, semester-long access to academic support in calculus courses.
Their tutors and TAs provide a steady means to keep on top of work. Attending regularly is particularly beneficial and recommended.
- All students can also turn to the separate Drop-in STEM Tutoring program for support with many Mathematics classes.