So, you would like to be a tutor in the Math Lab


  • Proficiency in algebra, trigonometry, integral and differential calculus (one through several variables), and linear algebra.
  • Completion of a college level calculus sequence (with trigonometry), and a linear algebra course.
  • Ability to clearly communicate and thoroughly explain familiar and new concepts to students of varying academic backgrounds and levels of mathematical maturity.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Enthusiasm for trying and learning new things.
  • Maturity, mathematical or otherwise.
  • Special consideration is given to candidates who have knowledge of physics or statistics.


  • Help students understand math, physics, or statistics by answering questions and explaining concepts.
  • Help students with concepts in such a way that THEY, the students may be able to complete their assignments, and not help students DO their assignments from which the students get nothing or little.
  • Always be attentive to the needs of students.
  • Be clear, neat and precise.
  • Commitment to better your mathematical skills required to help our undergraduate students.

Application Process

Part 1:  Applying through CometCareers

You will need a CometCareers Account, so if you don't have one, create one.

  • Log in to your CometCareers account.
  • Upload your resume and an unofficial transcript
  • Click on the “Opportunities”
  • Select “Part-time On-Campus Jobs”
  • Enter Job ID: 69190
  • Complete and upload the SSC Math Lab Employment Application
  • Click the submit button to apply for this position

Note: Make sure you submit ALL components of the application. You will not be considered until you have done so

Part 2:  Tutor Candidate Exam

This 25-30 problem exam tests knowledge in the calculus sequence, linear algebra, and differential equations.

There is the option of taking a Statistics, Physics, or Upper Level Math version. This will include questions pertaining to that subject.

Candidates are allowed to use reference books and a scientific calculator. Tutor candidates may NOT use computational engines like wolframalpha.

Part 3:  Oral Exam

Tutor candidates are given 6-10 problems to take home. Candidates are then asked to return at a later date and demonstrate solutions to these problems on the board. There is the possibility of additional problems/concepts asked.