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 | Wilcox Hall 129 

Spring 2023 | January 18th -  May 3rd, 2023

Monday - Thursday | 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Friday | 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Online on Zoom & in The Learning Commons | Wilcox Hall 129

Spring 2023 | January 18th - May 3rd, 2023

One-on-one appointments are available Monday through Friday

Plumley Complex, Room 102 | use library entrance

Spring 2023 | January 18th - May 3rd, 2023

Wednesday | 12 a.m - 5 p.m. | limited courses

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. 

Damian Monaghan, Math Tutor

Education | Damian earned his bachelor's degree in mathematics at Utica College and is certified to teach grades 7 to 12.

You might not guess that | Damian is into tabletop games, including card, board, and war games. 

Favorite Authors | Rick Riordan, Sherrilyn Kenyon and R.A. Salvatore.

Values | Damian values honesty, independence, and a strong work ethic.

How he can help | Damian works with students on all math courses. 

Availability | Damian works in the open math lab on the Utica campus and online by appointment

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.

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.

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