Mathematics Assistance

Who can help me?

math drop-in

SPECIALISTS - Academic Assistance and Tutoring (AAT) staff members who have advanced degrees in their fields and a background in teaching. Current Math Specialists are: Casey, DrewDuffEmilyGrant, Jennifer and Sara

TUTORS - A team of highly trained undergraduate students who have been successful in the courses you are taking.

Drop-In Tutoring

No need to sign up, just come in and find a seat. Look for the tutors circulating in the room to answer questions. Math Drop-in Is located in 16 South Hall.

*Specialists Casey, Emily, Grantand Sara  can help with MAT21D.

Handouts, Videos, Practice Problems and more

MAT 16 Series, including pre-calc - Jennifer's WebsiteSara's Website
MAT 17 Series, including pre-calc - Grant's Website | Sara's Website | 17C Content Review
R-Studio for MAT17: Instructions for plotting
MAT 21 Series, including pre-calc - Emily's Website | 21C Content Review
MAT 22 Series - Casey's Website

Online Tutoring

Academic Assistance and Tutoring is currently involved in a pilot program to provide online tutoring using our very own SASC tutors. Check out the available subjects and learn out how to sign up for this new service on our online tutoring page.

Algebra and Pre-Calculus Support

Math Specialists and graduate students teach sections of MATB, MATD, and workload Precalculus. These courses each carry 3 workload units which to not count toward graduation, but do count toward full-time status and minimum progress.

MATB - offered Fall only

Topics covered include: properties of numbers, exponents and radicals, graphing coordinates, linear equations and inequalities, graphing lines, properties of polynomials, factoring polynomials. A skills assessment in given on the first day of class to determine areas for focus.

MATD - offered Fall and Winter if sufficient enrollment

Topics covered include: polynomials, systems of linear and nonlinear equations, exponent rules, rational exponents, radical equations, factoring, rational expressions, linear and non-linear inequalities, absolute values, the coordinate plane, graphing lines and parabolas, and a brief introduction to exponential and logarithmic functions (exponentials and logarithmic functions are covered more in-depth in precalculus).

WLD910 (workload precalculus) - offered Fall, Winter, and Spring if sufficient enrollment

Topics covered include: graphing lines, parabolas, and circles; optimization; exponents, radicals, logarithms, and log laws; simple and compound interest; exponential growth and decay; graphing absolute value, logarithmic, and exponential functions; piecewise functions; graphing polynomials and rational functions; composition of functions and inverses; difference quotients; domain and range; and trigonometry, including right triangle applications, the unit circle, radian and degree measures, trig graphs, trig identities, and simple trig equations.


For enrollment information including schedules and CRNs, or other questions please contact Sara Hawkes.

Study Skills

Advising and Retention Services (ARS) at the SASC offers workshops and advising appointments every quarter to help students develop their time management skills, strategies for success, and academic skills such as note taking and test taking. Services are open to all UC Davis students.