Student Services

Math & Physics Support

If you are running into difficulties with your math or physics course(s), your first step should always be to visit your instructor during office hours or e-mail your instructor to set up an appointment.  If you still find yourself needing additional assistance, you can take advantage of a variety of services offered through the Academic Support Center.

In the Academic Support Center, you will find:

  • Tutoring available on a drop-in basis offered at two different sites: Bates and Sol Study Centers.  This is a free service.  Tutors are available to answer questions, go over homework or a test and help you understand your mistakes, or explain concepts that you’re having trouble grasping in class. All tutors can help with algebra, trigonometry, and calculus courses. Many are engineering students and will help with any level of physics. Other tutors are proficient in higher level math classes.
    • Bates Study Center (Gosnell Building, Room 1200), tutors available Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm and Friday 9am-6pm.
    • Sol Study Center (Sol Heumann Residence Hall, Room 1016), tutors available Monday-Thursday 7pm-10pm and Sunday 2pm-5pm and 7pm-10pm.  Open to all RIT students, not just dorm residents.
  • Math assessment appointments for students encountering difficulty in their math classes or for students who have been away from math for a while and want a skill assessment.
  • Math handouts to download or pick up in the Bates Study Center (08-1200); topics ranging from algebra to calculus.
  • ASC recommended websites offering valuable math skills or math related information. You can find a list here.