The Mathematics Lab began life in early 2002 as a joint project between the Math Department Tutoring Program and the Math Enrichment through Technology Program (MEnTe). The Tutoring Program provided energetic and knowledgeable peer tutors for East Los Angeles College math students. The Math Lab provided a comprehensive learning facility with smart classrooms, a tutoring area, an open computer lab, and technical support staff.
The Tutoring Lab Director is Gabriel Castro, Tutoring Lab Coordinator is Eddie Hidalgo and Stephen Huang. They use a peer tutoring program format to assist East Los Angeles College students in the successful completion of their math studies. Tutors are on duty Monday through Saturday. The normal operating hours can accommodate many of the non-traditional students who take classes at East Los Angeles College. Students can use the tutoring facilities without an appointment.
This exemplary tutoring program is extremely beneficial for East Los Angeles College students who take advantage of it. Students who receive tutoring are more successful than their counterparts who do not receive tutoring. Another benefit of the program is that the tutors--who already have a high level of math skill--gain even more confidence in math, science, and engineering programs.
All currently registered ELAC students can use the Mathematics Lab. Our tutors are here to help you succeed in your courses from Basic Math to Calculus. No appointment is needed. Just walk in, log in, and start studying! You can also use our open computer lab. Simply log into the computer and you can use a variety of software including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Printing--even color printing--is available in the lab. Of course, computerized math tutorials can also be found on our computers.
The Mathematics Lab features the following services to students:
(A student ID is required for all services)