Online Tutoring

We are pleased to offer online tutoring for MAT 100/103/104/111/131 during the Fall and Spring semesters.  Online tutoring is by appointment, and appointments can be made for up to one hour and depends on tutor availability.  We require at least 48-hour advance notice.  Please email your tutoring appointment request to (Tian  Cai or Narendra Ramcharan , being sure to include your full name, your U number, and the day/date and time you would like to receive tutoring.  

When you make an appointment, we will reply with a confirmation for your date and time.  We will also send you a link to open to start your tutoring session.  You will be working in Blackboard Collaborate, and you will need to familiarize yourself with several of its features.  There is a chat feature that will allow you to type in your questions to the tutor.  If you have a headset or a webcam, you can speak directly to the tutor.  There is also a whiteboard, where you and the tutor can work out problems together.  In addition, there is a computer sharing feature that allows you and the tutor to share each other’s computers so that you can work in the same programs together.  More instructions are available here:  BB Collaborate Help.

Technology Requirements


Minimum Requirements


Intel Core 2Duo Processor or higher


2 GB RAM or higher

Video Card

128 MB or higher


Broadband Internet Connection

Operating System

Windows XP or above

Mac OS 10.5 or above


Optional but highly recommended

  • Webcam
  • Headset with microphone (Logitech H390 about $40)
  • Tablet writer: this will ensure the ability to write without using a mouse (Wacom Bamboo Pen and Touch about $70)