About the Lab

Math Lab peer and professional tutors offer walk-in support and online and on-campus appointments. Math tutors clarify complex concepts, review course material, guide students through challenging assignments, and provide information on calculator use. They also help students prepare for exams with practice tests, formula sheets, review sessions, and strategies to decrease math anxiety.


Locations and Hours

Wilcox Hall 133 | in The Learning Commons | WH 129 


Summer 2024 | May 20th - August 14th 

Monday - Thursday | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday | 8a.m. - 4 p.m.

Closures | 

Friday, May 24th | Scheduled closure

Monday, May 27th | Memorial Day

Thursday, July 4th | Independence Day

In the Learning Commons | Wilcox Hall 129

Summer 2024 | May 20th - August 14th

One-on-one appointments are available throughout the week. Check our appointment page to see current availability.

Online on Microsoft Teams

Summer 2024 | May 20th - August 14th

One-on-one appointments are available by request. Reach out to Bre Rathbun at Brathbun@mvcc.edu.


End-of-Term Review

Meet the Math Tutors

Breanne Rathbun, Math Tutor Mentor

Education | Bre earned her bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is in the final stages of completing a masters in Learning and Emerging Technologies at SUNY Empire. 

You might not guess that | Bre used to play in a handbell choir and sews many of her own clothes. 

Favorite Book | This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

Values | Bre values compassion and humor.

How she can help | Bre works with students on almost all math courses including Arithmetic (MA089), Concepts in Mathematics (MA108), Elementary Statistics (MA110), Intermediate Mathematics (MA115), and all calculus courses (MA150 to MA152).

Availability | Bre is available on Utica campus in the open math lab. You can also make online appointments with her. 

Jaweria Qureshi, Math Tutor & Instructor

Education | Jaweria earned her bachelor's degree in applied math at The Islamia University of Bahawalpur in Pakistan. 

You might not guess that | Jaweria loves international cinema, particularly Turkish and Korean films and she sings!

Favorite TV Series | Resurrection, Ertugrul, & Friends

Values | Jaweria values faith, trust, and discipline. 

How she can help | Jaweria helps students with many math courses including Concepts in Mathematics (MA108), Elementary Statistics (MA110), Intermediate Mathematics  (MA115), and College Algebra and Trigonometry (MA125).

Availability | Jaweria works in the open math lab on the Utica campus.

Jeremy Smith, Math Tutor

Education | Jeremy earned his associate's degree in cybersecurity from MVCC. 

You might not guess that | Jeremy survived appendicitis twice and rarely finishes enjoyable endeavors. 

Favorite book | The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

Values | Jeremy values infinite diversity in infinite combinations, social responsibility, and spreading knowledge.

How he can help | Jeremy works with students taking most math classes including Arithmetic (MA089),  Elementary Statistics (MA110), Intermediate Mathematics (MA115), and College Algebra & Trigonometry (MA125). 

Availability | Jeremy is available in the open math lab in Utica. You can also meet with him online by appointment.

John Decker, Professional Math TutorEducation | John earned his bachelor's at Utica College in physics and went on to complete a master's in systems and information sciences at Syracuse University.     

You might not guess that | John raises heirloom tomatoes and has a tobacco pipe collection.

Favorite film | The Maltese Falcon

Values & Aims | John values integrity, discipline, and perseverance.  He aims to learn and remain open-mined to new concepts, ideas, and technology.  

How he can help | John works in the open math lab and is especially in demand for support with intermediate math, college algebra, and calculus. He has a kind presence that is just nice to be around.

Roseanne Ciaccia, Math Tutor

Education | Roseanne earned her bachelor's degree in computer science and math from Oswego State  

You might not guess that | Roseanne failed her driver's test three times and can't parallel park to save her life!

Favorite Film | Money Heist

Values | Roseanne values humility, helpfulness and appreciation.

How she can help | In addition to teaching select math courses, Roseanne works in the open math lab. Find her there Monday through Thursday. 

Sara Silverman, Math, Writing, and Content Tutor

Education | Sara earned her bachelor's in history from Brandeis University, has a master's in special education from SUNY New Paltz, and has completed course work toward a doctorate in physical therapy.  

You might not guess that | Sara minored in theater as an undergrad and has a twin sister.

Favorite film genres | musical and fantasy

Values & Aims | Sara values honesty, humor, and fairness and aims to improve herself everyday. 

How she can help | Sara helps math students with Elementary Statistics (MA110).

Availability | Sara is available for one-on-one appointments on the Utica and the Rome campus.

Shelly Gorney, Math and Content TutorEducation | Shelly is an MV alum. After earning her associates in general studies, she went on to earn a bachelor's in economics from St. Lawrence University and a master's in human resource development from Rochester Institute of Technology.   

You might not guess that | Shelly can't ice skate but she can dance. She has even taught Latin ballroom dance.

Favorite authors | Patricia Cornwell and Margaret Mitchell

Values & Aims | Shelly values honesty, integrity and kindness. She aims to embody those values and also aims to see as many National Parks as she can. 

How she can help | Shelly offers one-on-one appointments for students taking arithmetic (MA089), Concepts in Mathematics (MA108), and Elementary Statistics (MA110).

Availability | Shelly works by appointment in Utica and is able to meet with students online.  

The math lab is also staffed by peer math tutors. Peer math tutors are current students who've excelled in math courses and who enjoy helping other students build confidence in math. Interested in working as a peer tutor? Contact Bre at the email or phone number below.

Questions or Comments?

Please contact Breanne Rathbun, Mathematics Tutor and Mentor