The Math Department operates several Help Rooms to provide assistance to students in first-year courses. Students are invited to drop by the Help Rooms whenever they are open. No appointment is necessary.
Who Staffs the Help Rooms?
All teachers and lab assistants in MATH 105L/106L Laboratory Calculus & Functions I and II, MATH 111L/112L Laboratory Calculus I and II, and MATH 122L Introductory Calculus II with Applications participate in the "L" Help Room. A pdf of lab assistants can be found below under Attachments.
The MATH 202/212 Help Room and MATH 221/218 Help Room are staffed by tutors hired by the Math Department.
Want to Work as a Math Tutor?
If you would like to receive email notification when the Math Department begins organizing MATH 202/212 and MATH 221/218 Help Room schedules, please fill out out the Contact List Form. You only need to fill out the form once, unless your information changes. We strongly recommended this for all students with interest in Help Room positions.
If you would like to be considered for a position in one or more of the Help Rooms, specifically for the coming term, please fill out the Application Form. You are required to fill out a new application each semester because it includes questions about scheduling preferences.
If you would like to be considered for a position in the Lab Calculus Help Room (105L-122L) for Fall 2020, please fill out this Application Form.
If you would like to be considered for a position as a TA in one of the calculus labs (105L-122L) for Fall 2020, please fill out this Application Form.
Some terms, the Academic Resource Center hosts directed study groups for certain math courses. Here is the page listing those schedules.
Private "peer tutors" are also available in some terms for some math courses. Here is the page for more information. Note, these tutors are available first-come-first-serve.
Fall/Spring Semesters Tutoring Schedule
Help Room Schedule Spring 2020
The 200's Help Room will begin on Sunday January 12, 2020. The 100's Help Room will begin on Tuesday January 14th. These Help Rooms will operate through Thursday April 30 (tentative!), with the exceptions of the dates listed below:
- closed Sunday January 19 through Monday January 20 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- closed Sunday March 8 through Sunday March 22 for Spring Break
- closed Wednesday April 22 for LDOC
End Of Term: The Math 202/212 Help Room operations will not continue after Tuesday April 21. The Math 218/221 Help Room operations will continue at least through Thursday April 30. The 105L-112L Lab Calculus Help Room will continue through April 27th. Check back here for updates!
Severe Weather Policy : Help Room operations are always cancelled while the Severe Weather Policy is activated. Additionally, if the ending of the Policy leaves two hours or less of Help Room operations that day, those remaining Help Room hours are also cancelled. Further cancellations might be made by announcement.
Online Operations: While Duke classes are being taught remotely, we are planning to run the Help Rooms through open video conference meetings through Zoom. Information on those operations will be found in the tables below, including the slightly updated schedule, and links to video conference meetings with each staffer.