Spring 2021 Zoom and Email Drop-In Online Tutoring

Tutoring starts Tuesday, January 19th

Zoom link for both math and statistics: www.go.osu.edu/mathtutoring

STAT tutoring for 1350, 1430, 1450, 2450, 2480, 3201, 3202, 3302, 3303, 3450, 3470, 4201, 4202, 4302, 5301, 5302, 5550, and 5730:

-Free online drop-in tutoring via Zoom

-Tutoring is generally available:

Monday-Thursday 10:20-6:20

Friday 10:20am-1:40pm 

Please check hours specific to your course


MATH tutoring for 1050, 1075, 1130, 1131, 1141, 1148, 1149, 1150, 1151, 1152, 1172, 2153, 2173, 2177:

-Free online drop-in tutoring via Zoom and tutoring via email.

- Zoom tutoring hours:

Sunday 12:30pm-8:30pm

Monday-Thursday 10:20am-10:30pm

Friday 10:20am-1:40pm

-Emailed questions will only be responded to during our Zoom tutoring hours.

*Note, whenever a quiz/exam for a course is available to students, we will not provide any tutoring for that particular course during that time.



Holiday Closures:

Tuesday, 2/23 and Wednesday, 2/24

Wednesday, 3/31 and Thursday, 4/1

Sunday, 4/4

Last day of tutoring is Friday, April 23rd.  We will not offer drop-in or email tutoring during finals week.


Please read our How it Works and Technology Instructions before attending Zoom tutoring or emailing. Log into Zoom at carmenzoom.osu.edu before accessing the zoom link.  When you're ready, we're here to help!


Zoom Link: www.go.osu.edu/mathtutoring

If the link doesn't work: (sign in thru either zoom app or carmenzoom. Sign in with SSO. Put "osu" as campany domain and log in using your OSU email and password)

Meeting ID: 963 6790 9731 

Password: 958196


Tutoring email: askatutor@math.osu.edu


How Zoom Tutoring Works:

For our online tutoring, we recommend you have questions when you arrive.  They can be specific questions about where you've gotten stuck, have uncertainty in your method, or are not sure how to start.  You can also ask big picture questions regarding topics you're confused about.   To help you succeed, we will provide hints, ask questions to help you think about the mathematics in different ways, and assist you in making realizations on your own.  We must be careful not to solve problems for you. Not only is that academic misconduct but it doesn't help you learn!  Ultimately we want you to be doing as much of the mathematics as possible so you can succeed independently on your quizzes and exams. 


To get the most out of online tutoring, we recommend you have a method of writing on your screen (such as an iPad) as typing mathematics can be difficult.  Next best would be sharing pictures, either by uploading pictures or by holding your paper in front of your video camera.  Being able to communicate via audio is also extremely beneficial.  However, if typing in the text box or calling is your only option, we still welcome you!


To enter the Zoom tutor room, you will need to be logged into your OSU account.  If you are having difficulties accessing Zoom during our open hours, first consult the technology instructions below.  If you're still having difficulties, email mslc@math.osu.edu or contact the IT Service Desk (ServiceDesk@osu.edu, or call 614-688-4357 (HELP)



Technology instructions for Zoom


How E-mail Tutoring Works:

First and foremost we recommend our Zoom Tutoring.  However, if Zoom is not a possibility, we can respond to emailed questions.


We will only respond to questions from an OSU email address.  Include your course number (ex. Math XXXX) in the subject.  Include a picture or screenshot of the original homework problem as well as any work you have so far.  Try to be as specific as possible regarding where you need help.  If you're having trouble starting a problem, tell us what your initial thoughts are when you see the problem.  Please note, we will not provide worked out solutions.  You will receive feedback and hints on how to progress but we cannot show you how to do the problem.


We only respond to emails while our Zoom tutoring is open.  If you check your email during that time, you may be able to engage in some back and forth dialog with the tutor.