Student Support Services
MATH 100A, 101
Intermediate & College Algebra
MATH 100A, Intermediate Algebra
MATH 100A is a review of the topics in a second-year high school algebra course taught at the college level. Includes: real numbers, 1st and 2nd degree equations and inequalities, linear systems, polynomials and rational expressions, exponents and radicals. Heavy emphasis on problem solving strategies and techniques. The SSS section is taught 5 days a week instead of the normal 2 or 3 to allow additional class time to work on problems and ask questions. Just like the regular MATH 100A sections, this course does count as 3 credits toward being a full time student, but the credits do not count toward graduation.
MATH 101, College Algebra
MATH 101 includes: real numbers, exponents, factoring, linear and quadratic equations, absolute value, inequalities, functions, graphing, polynominal and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, and systems of equations. The SSS section is taught 5 days a week instead of the normal 2 or 3 to allow additional class time to work on problems and ask questions.
MATH 104, Applied Calculus
This course covers the rudiments of differential and integral calculus with applications to problems from business, economics, and social sciences. It is taught 5 days per week to help students who may be having problems with their mathematical background.
The Math Lab is one of our most sought after service.
It is run out of the study lounge of our office at 220 Canfield Administration Building North. We have peer tutors generally staffed from 09:30 AM CDT to 04:00 PM CDT, from Monday through Thursday. The lab sessions are available during the fall and spring semester, but not over summer.
During this time, a participant can drop-in to seek help on a math problem or to do a test review. These sessions are not limited to the math courses that SSS offers and is open for all 100 level UNL math courses. If you are an SSS participant and would like to avail this service, please complete the following form:
In addition, Morgen Bills, our Math Learning Specialist, is also available to tutor SSS participants on any undergraduate math classes for certain periods of the day. Please stop by and check his door for a schedule. If you need to checkout calculators, he is your point of contact. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
All the aforementioned services are available to all active SSS participants free of cost.
We offer SSS students tutoring for UNL undergraduate courses.
If you experience difficulty keeping up with a course or developing learning skills, please contact us to request a tutor, who will help you individually. The tutoring sessions MUST be held either in our main office at 220 Canfield Administration Building North or with prior approval at Love Library.
Our immediate goal is to provide peer tutoring services to help you meet your degree requirements. The tutors can assist you in learning course material and developing study skills to achieve a satisfactory performance in a particular course. Our long-term objective is to help you become independent learners.
You must first make an appointment with a staff member, complete the form listed above, and turn it in at our main office. You may also email it to Coddy MacNeill at email@example.com or Marianna Burks at firstname.lastname@example.org. After approval, the staff will give you a Tutor Timesheet that contains the tutor's contact information. Tutoring is assigned for no more than 4 weeks at a time. So, for longer periods, please make a follow-up appointment. During this time, the staff will make an assessment to determine if an extension for another 4 weeks is needed.
All our tutoring sessions are available to all active SSS participants free of cost.
I found the study lounge most useful; the only place on campus where I felt I fit in. It was a good place to study and use the computer lab, and printing services. Amy Castro, Alumnus, 2008