Math Lab Resources & Information

The Sacramento City College Math Lab is a tutoring center for SCC students who want to learn about math and related subjects.  In the lab, students learn how to explore, discuss and solve problems.

The Math Lab is open to all students who are enrolled in at least 1 unit at SCC and have math-related questions, but it’s main purpose is to assist students who are enrolled in math and related courses at SCC.  The lab offers a comfortable informal setting with textbooks, solutions manuals, lecture series and computers to view lectures and access popular math and related websites and software.  Student Clerks are present to welcome students to the lab, assist with the enrollment process and check-out of lab library resources.  Student Tutors circulate throughout the lab assisting students with their math-related studies.  The Coordinator and Instructional Assistants also assist students as needed.  At this time, 1-1 tutoring by appointment is not available.

Open Hours

During Fall and Spring semesters, the Math Lab is open starting the first week of classes through the last day of finals.  During summer semester, lab hours complement the various course available to students. The lab is closed when classes are not in session, including all college holidays and on Sundays.

Typical Hours for each Semester (note the Math Lab is closed on all SCC holidays)
SemesterMonday through ThursdayFridaySaturday
Summer10 a.m. to 6 p.m.ClosedClosed
Fall & Spring8 a.m. to 8 p.m.8 a.m. to 4 p.m.10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Math-Related Course

Math-related courses include all SCC math, business math, chemistry, physics, statistics, electronic technology, mechanical-electrical technology, and nursing classes, particularly those addressing the topic of drug dosage.  Current SCC students who are independently studying math-related topics may also take advantage of the services provided in the Math Lab.

Enrollment Requirement

Students must enroll in the current Math Lab section of HSER-1000 to access its services.  Enrollment is free and does not appear on SCC transcripts. See the Math Lab front page for the current enrollment course code.

Math Lab Syllabus

Math Lab Syllabus

Lab Viewer & Tutor Schedule

Students may access the Lab Viewer at the computer next to the front door.  Upon entering a course subject and number into the viewer, a list of suitable tutors appears along with highlighting of their names in the lab’s tutor schedule.

Math Lab Computers

Computers are available for course websites and other math-related topics.  Computers are outfitted with the latest Microsoft Office 2016, with the R statistical programming language, as well as web browsers to download or view class homework or quizzes. There are 12 desktops and 1 accessible workstation for students to use, available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Math Lab Lending Library

The lab’s lending library includes textbooks, student solutions manuals, calculators and lecture videos for select courses.  All may be checked out at the Clerk Desk, located at the entrance to the Lab.

For check-outs, have your Student Access Card and know the names of your course, the author of your textbook and your instructor.

Please keep in mind that all of these items are for use in the Math Lab only, unless special permission is granted by the Lab coordinator or instructional assistants.


Once you sign up for the Math Lab, the check-in process is easy.  As a student you come into the lab and pick an open seat.  As you start to work through problems, you raise your hand to get guidance from tutors who circulate around the room.  The tutor’s goal is to get you to a point of critical and independent thought so that you can be successful venturing on your own.  This tutoring model is not 1-on-1 tutoring where you would sit for an extended period of time with an individual tutor to get focused help on one ore more topics.  When space and resources exist (i.e., it’s not busy), often you can get more individualized help.