Help Rooms

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.

The MATH 202/212 Help Room and MATH 221/218 Help Room are staffed by tutors hired by the Math Department.

If you are interested in becoming a tutor, please learn more about our application process.

Fall 2020 Help Rooms Schedule

The Help Rooms will begin on Sunday August 23, 2020 and will operate through Tuesday November 24 (tentative!), with the exceptions of the dates listed below:

  • (no closed dates, due to compressed semester calendar)

End Of Term:  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.

A helper's current course role is listed next to their name, if applicable. However, most helpers are happy to talk about any lab calculus course.

Check for any temporary schedule changes here: Schedule Changes

Location: Zoom video conferencing (links in names).

All times Eastern.

Hour Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
1-2 p.m. closed

Sven Hirsch (111 instr)

Kassen Qian

Jingzhen Hu (122 instr)

Qingzhong Liang (111 instr)

Rann Bar-On (105 instr)

Kassen Qian 

Eduardo Wright (105 TA)
2-3 p.m. closed

Mo Zhou (122 instr)

Sven Hirsch (111 instr)

Jingzhen Hu (122 instr)

Qingzhong Liang (111 instr)

Rann Bar-On (105 instr)

Robert Ravier (111 instr)

Stephen McKean (111 instr)

Sofia Bottinelli (122 TA)

3-4 p.m.

closed

Mo Zhou (122 instr)

 

Hwai-Ray Tung 122 instr

Yixin Tan (111 instr)

Aygul Galimova (111 instr)

Robert Ravier (111 instr)

Grace Dessert (105 TA)

Stephen McKean (111 instr)

Shira Viel (111 instr) 

Aygul Galimova (111 instr)

4-5 p.m.

Tia Smith (105 TA)

Sofia Bottinelli (122 TA)

Ben Hamm (122 instr)

 

Hwai-Ray Tung 122 instr

Yixin Tan (111 instr)

Amber Fu (111 TA)

Shira Viel (111 instr) 

Bridgette Keane (105, 111)

5-6 p.m.

Helen Chen (122 TA)

Emma Mehlhop (111 TA) 

Ben Hamm (122 intr)

Cameron Darwin (111 instr)

Chen An (122 instr)

Anna Lisa McGowan (122 instr)

Priya Parkash (105 and 111)

Chris Cameron (122TA)

Leandro Choi (105 TA)

Alexis Sparko (105 instr)

Bridgette Keane (105, 111)

6-7 p.m.

Alexis Sparko (105 instr)

Bridgette Keane (105, 111)

Yiyue Zhang (122 instr)

Cameron Darwin (111 instr)

Chen An (122 instr)

Anna Lisa McGowan (122 TA)

Priya Parkash (105 and 111)

Marcos Arias (122 TA)

Wesley Hardin (122 TA)

Seppo (111 instr)

Sophia Divone (105 TA)

7-8 p.m.

Eden Deng (122 TA)

Yiyue Zhang (122 instr)

Grace Cassels (111 and 122)

Olivia Osle (122 TA)

Yuqing Dai (122 instr)

Andre Hall (111 TA)

Yimin Zhong (122 instr)

Roshni Penmatcha

Zineb Jadi

Seppo (111 instr)

Ching-Lung Hsu (122 instr)

Rachel VanRyzin (105 TA)

8-9 p.m.

Leila Nelson 

Amber Skinner (111 and 122)

Grace Cassels 111 and 122 

Claire Szuter (111 TA)

Yuqing Dai (122 instr)

Daniel Behrens (105 TA)

Brooke Scheinberg (105 TA)

Yimin Zhong (122 instr)

Roshni Penmatcha

 

Ching-Lung Hsu (122 instr)

Rachel VanRyzin (105 TA)

9-10 p.m.

Leila Nelson 

Cassie Lu (111) Cassie Lu (111) Caitlin Lamb (111 TA) Rachel VanRyzin (105 TA)

Location: Zoom video conferencing (links in names).

Time: 7-10 p.m. (unless otherwise noted). All times Eastern.

Sunday Tuesday Wednesday

Margaret Reed

Roy Wang

Emma Mehlhop

Alex Bussey (10 a.m.-1 p.m.)

Ethan Wu

Claire Szuter

Fayfay Ning

Claire Szuter

Roy Wang

Location: Zoom video conferencing (links in names)

Time: 7-10 p.m. (unless otherwise noted). All times Eastern.

Monday Thursday

Joey Li (12-3 p.m.)

May Mei (12-3 p.m.)

Logan Wedemeyer

Ethan Wu

Daniel Hwang (3-6 p.m.)

May Mei

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!

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

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