Help Room

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), 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), please fill out this Application Form.

ARC Resources

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

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.

Attachments: 

All "L" Courses (lab calculus courses) Help Zoom

Location Hour Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Zoom

3-4 p.m.

Anna Lise McG

Angel El

Tony Dagher

 

Bridgette Keane

Anna Lise McG

Kassen Qian

Andre Hall

Anna Lise McG

Kassen Qian

Zoom

4-5 p.m.

Helen Chen

Anna Lise McG

Angel El

Nicole Crumpler

 

Tony Dagher

Anna Lise McG

Kassen Qian

Andre Hall

Wesley Hardin

Sami Soliman

Anna Lise McG

Zoom 5-6 p.m. closed

Helen Chen

Fayfay Ning

Nicole Crumpler

Rachel VanRyzin

Anna Lise McG

Angel El

Wesley Hardin

Sami Soliman

Angel El

Zoom 6-7p.m. closed

Fayfay Ning

Jared Junkin

Nicole Crumpler

Rachel VanRyzin

Grace Dessert

Fayfay Ning

Angel El

Angel El

Zoom 7-8 p.m.

Caitlin Lamb

Caitlin Lamb

Fayfay Ning

Helen Chen

Grace Dessert

Caitlin Lamb

Fayfay Ning

Caitlin Lamb

Helen Chen

Caitlin Lamb

MATH 230

Wednesdays
4:30 - 6:00pm
Location:  047 Physics

Instructor:  Gabriel Earle

Operational Policies

  • The Fire Marshal limit on attendance in Classroom 132 is 20. It is rare to have that many students in the room at once, but if attendance is at that level when you arrive, you might have to wait. Help Room staffers are asked to make sure that the number of people in the room stays within the required limits. When the Help Room is that busy, we ask that students stay only if they have immediate questions. If you are working on your homework and concerned that you might have a question later, please let students with more immediate questions have access to the room first.
  • Please do not take chairs from nearby rooms. There should already be sufficient seating in the Help Room, which meets the Fire Marshal limit.

Summer Terms Tutoring Schedule

The summer term Help Room is available to students in all summer math courses. The Help Room is open for several hours a day, Monday through Friday, and is staffed by course assistants. Please check the complete Summer Help Room schedules, below, for specific hours and dates of operation. Be sure to check the dates to confirm that these pages have been updated for the current summer!

2019 Summer Term 1 Help Room Tutor Schedule

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 through Thursday, June 27, 2019. Closed Memorial Day, May 27, 2019.

Hour Location Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
12-1 pm Physics 154 Gabriel Earle Gabriel Earle Gabriel Earle Gabriel Earle Gabriel Earle
1-2 pm Physics 154 Gabriel Earle Gabriel Earle Gabriel Earle Gabriel Earle Gabriel Earle
2-3 pm Physics 154 Yiyue Zhang Matthew Beckett Matthew Beckett Yiyue Zhang Matthew Beckett
3-4 pm Physics 154 Yiyue Zhang Matthew Beckett Matthew Beckett Yiyue Zhang Matthew Beckett
4-5 pm Physics 154 Yiyue Zhang Matthew Beckett Yiyue Zhang Yiyue Zhang Matthew Beckett
5-6 pm Physics 154 Yiyue Zhang Matthew Beckett Yiyue Zhang Yiyue Zhang Matthew Beckett

2019 Summer Term 2 Help Room Tutor Schedule

Monday, July 1, 2019 through Friday, August 9, 2019.  Closed for Independence Day, July 4, 2019.

Hour Location Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
2-3 pm Physics 259 Xin Xiong Do Tran Do Tran Do Tran Do Tran
3-4 pm Physics 259 Xin Xiong Do Tran Do Tran Do Tran Do Tran
4-5 pm Physics 259 Xin Xiong Do Tran Do Tran Do Tran Do Tran
5-6 pm Physics 259 Xin Xiong Do Tran Do Tran Do Tran Xin Xiong