Help for Students in First-year Courses
The assistance that is described in this document is organized as follows:
- Math Department's Help Room.
- Individual Tutoring Provided by the
Peer Tutoring Program.
- Private Tutoring.
- Individual Tutoring Provided by the
The Mathematics Department operates several "Help Rooms" to provide
help to students in first-year courses. In all of these Help Rooms
students are invited to drop in whenever it's open. No appointment is
Summer: 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!)
Summer Term 1 Help Room
Summer Term 2 Help Room
Fall and spring semesters: All teachers and lab assistants in
Math 105L, Math 106L, Math 111L, Math 112L, and Math 122L participate in the
Help Room. The Math 202/212 Help Room is staffed by tutors hired by the
Math Department. The schedules are listed below.
Do you have feedback for the Mathematics Department about any of the
Help Rooms? If so, please use the form at the link below.
Your thoughtful and constructive comments will be much appreciated.
Feedback Form for all Help Rooms
- The Fire Marshal limit on attendance in Carr 132 is 20.
It is rare that so many students would be 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 numbers
in the room stay within those required limits.
When it is that busy, we ask that students stay in the Help Room only
if they have immediate questions. If you are working on your
homework and concerned that you might have a question later, please let
waiting students have access to the room, and then you can return
if/when you find another question.
- Please do not take chairs from nearby rooms. There should already be sufficient seating in the Help Room appropriate to the above Fire Marshal limit.
Help Room Schedule Spring 2015
||WHO'S ON DUTY?
||M,T,W,Th (see note below)
||132 Carr Building
|Math 202, 212
|The Help Rooms will begin on Sunday, January
11, 2015, and operate through Monday, April 27 (tentatively) -- except
that the Help Rooms will be closed January 18-19 for MLK Jr. Day, and
March 8-15 for Spring Break. Note also that the L classes help room
will close at 9pm Wednesdays.
Finals Week Schedule for Math 202/212 and Math 221 Help Rooms:
Sunday April 26: Math 202/212, in Carr 137
Monday April 27: Math 221, in Physics 201
Thursday April 30: Math 221, in Physics 201
Peer Tutoring Program
All students at Duke are eligible to receive individual tutoring,
provided by the Peer Tutoring Program at no charge. To apply for a tutor a student should refer to the Peer Tutoring website, www.duke.edu/arc/peer_tutoring,
and apply on-line. After completing the on-line form, the student
should print it out, take it to the class instructor for the
instructor's signature, and then return it to the Peer Tutoring office.
Each semester there are a number of graduate and undergraduate students
who wish to work as private tutors. As a service to students
seeking private tutors, the Math Department keeps a list on file of tutors
who have registered with the Department. (Note, by putting the name of an
individual on the list, the Math Department is not endorsing or recommending
The current list of these tutors is available here.
if you hire a private tutor, the price must be negotiated by you and the
Assistance Provided by the Athletic Department
Student-athletes can arrange for private tutoring through the office of Brad Berndt, 684-2120, ext. 230, or Jacki Silar, 684-4685.