Physics and Math Tutoring Pilot Program

This year, the physics department will be piloting a new open-hours tutoring program and math workshop series aimed at students in the introductory physics sequences (PHYS 120s, 130s, & 140s). The focus of the program will be fundamental math and physics skills needed for introductory physics that may not be covered in detail in the courses. This tutoring program will feature upper-level physics students as tutors who will be available on Zoom for a few hours weekday evenings and some weekday mornings. The math workshops will run one hour per week and are taught by a graduate student who will review a math topic relevant to the intro curriculum and help students collaboratively work on practice problems. 

The drop-in tutoring schedule is on the calendar below. Drop-in tutoring is available in the evenings from Monday to Thursday and in the mornings on Wednesday and Thursday. Please click the calendar event to find the Zoom link to join.

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The math workshops are hosted on Mondays at 6 pm Central. You can find the topics covered at each workshop on the calendar event description, along with the Zoom link.

Workshop Schedule: Fall Quarter

Week 2: Solving algebraic equations and systems of equations (Problems and Notes) (Solutions)

Week 3: Vectors in 2D and 3D (Problems and Notes) (Solutions)

Week 4: Single-variable integrals (Problems and Notes) (Solutions)

Week 5: Derivatives and optimization

Week 6: Multivariable integrals

Week 7: Relating angular and linear motion

Week 8: Trigonometry: frequency and phase

Week 9: Intro to differential equations (subject to change)

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please fill out this anonymous
 or contact Nina Coyle (

This pilot program is funded by the College Innovation Fund.