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Tutoring Services

UAS Ketchikan provides specific tutorial support for Mathematics courses 054 through 107, and English courses 092 through 111, in addition to writing across the curriculum support. Tutoring is available by appointment, and often on a walk-in basis. Please call for an appointment today.

  • Math Tutoring (907) 228-4549
  • Writing Tutoring (907) 228-4518

General Guidelines for Tutoring

Plan Ahead: Make an appointment in advance of an assignment due date. Do not wait until the last minute.

Clarify Expectations: If you have questions about the assignment or the instructor’s comments, ask your instructor to clarify before you work with a tutor.

Be Specific: What do you want to work on? “Everything” is not a valid response to this question. We cannot work on every aspect of an assignment in one sitting.

Arrive Prepared: We are not a substitute for attending class. Attempt the homework on your own before seeking tutorial assistance.

Make Homework a Habit: Many subjects take practice, repetition, and patience. Set realistic goals and expectations for yourself.


Notes about English Tutoring: We will not accept drop-offs - revision is a process for which you should be present. Sessions are limited to 30 minutes per day.

Notes about Mathematics Tutoring: You will often have to share a tutor with other students. Please do not interrupt another student’s session, not even for a “quick” question. Students who need help with math courses should:

  • Read the chapter and review course notes before seeking help.
  • Attempt to complete the homework on their own.
  • Arrive with specific questions about the homework.

Math Review Tips

  • Buy the textbook. Too many people think that they can just borrow their book from other students, or just do the class without it. There is no review tool which equals the textbook.
  • Ask specific questions. While doing homework, identify specific areas in which you’re having difficulties. This can be crucial when trying to figure out what to study. It also can be extremely helpful when getting help from a tutor or professor.
  • Utilize tutors!  Tutors are a great way to review or get help on the problems that you’re having.
  • Attend all classes. If you’re not spending time in classes, you’re most likely not learning very much. Math textbooks are hard to just sit down and study from scratch, and class periods can give you a great feel for the material as well as possibly answer questions you had.
  • Read the appropriate section before class. With a bit of preparation, class time can make much more sense with a bit of background in the topic before the professor talks about it.

Online Math Review Websites

AlgebraAlgebra sheet - Things to Remember
Calculus.orgResources for the calculus student
Khan AcademyVideo tutorials on many math concepts.
Paul's Online Math NotesNotes and/or tutorials from classes at Lamar University.
LA Valley CollegeSample Placement Tests
Live Homework HelpStatewide Library Electronic Doorway (SLED)
Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40SOnline study guide for Pre-Calculus
Purple MathMany different levels of mathematics
S.O.S. MathematicsAlgebra to Differential Equations
 
 

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