Calculus Lab

Available for current students in Math 1051, 1220, 1231 & 1232

Department of Mathematics  
Place: Phillips Hall 730 & 704 
Days and time: MTWR/ 4:00pm-7:00pm
Semester: Fall 2017- September 5, 2017 - December 14, 2017








4:00-5:30 pm

Debdeep Bhattacharya

Chubo Deng

Xiao Wang

Jiajun Lu


Dionne Kunkel

Trang Ha

Colin Walker

Hyun Jung Choi

  Jiyuan Wang      

5:30-7:00 pm

Iva Bilanovic

Kevin Long

Sujoy Mukharjee

Kai Yang


Chong Wang

Xinyu Zhang

Rhea Palak Bakshi

Anudeep Kumar



The George Washington University – Department of Mathematics

Calculus Lab

Fall 2017: Phillips Hall Rooms 730 & 704

4:00 - 7:00 pm MTWR


The Calculus Lab is a free tutoring center for GW students who need additional help in their calculus courses. The goal of the Lab is to improve the overall academic performance of calculus students at George Washington University.


The Calculus Lab is only available for students in the following courses: Math 1220 (Calculus with Precalculus I), Math 1221 (Calculus with Precalculus II), Math 1231 (Single-Variable Calculus I), Math 1232 (Single-Variable Calculus II), Math 1051 (Finite Mathematics for the Social and Management Sciences) and Math 1252 (Calculus for the Social and Management Sciences). Calculus Lab is not available for students in Math 2233 (Multivariable Calculus).


The Calculus Lab is operated by the Department of Mathematics, and staffed by tutors, who are all graduate students in the Mathematics department. Each shift has two tutors who you can go to for assistance on any Calculus-related issues that you may have (see the schedule for more information). There is no need to make an appointment to come to the Lab; just drop in during any shift! But before you do, please keep in mind the following guidelines:


Rules and Expectations for Students


  1. Before visiting the Calculus Lab, please seek help from your professor/TA FIRST by going to their office hours. They are your best resource for getting assistance with your specific course, and can offer you more individualized attention. If you still need help after seeing them (or are unable to meet with them), then come to the Lab.


  1. Before coming to the Lab, prepare specific questions/topics that you would like to discuss with the tutors, so that you’re ready to work with them as soon as you arrive. Please do not come to the Lab to begin studying/working on homework without specific questions prepared for the tutors! Our space is limited, and it is unfair to other students who have questions ready from the start. If you need a space to work on problems independently and come up with questions before meeting with a tutor, you may use other available classrooms in the building.


  1. Bring all necessary materials with you, including: pens/pencils, paper, notes/notebooks, textbooks, calculators, laptops/tablets, etc. The tutors may or may not have these materials for you, so please come prepared.


  1. Sign in to the Calculus Lab with a tutor when you arrive. Please fill out the sign-in sheet completely. It is important for us to collect data on which students are visiting the Calculus Lab, when they are visiting, and what types of questions are being asked. Also, you will be helped on a first-come, first-served basis.


  1. Please keep noise, loud talking, and other distractions to a minimum while in the Lab. Specifically, please silence electronic devices when you enter. Be courteous and respectful to your neighbors, and to the tutors.


  1. Please be aware that while the tutors may guide you in the right direction on homework assignments, they will not do your homework for you! In particular, they will not directly tell you how to solve a homework problem. Also, some professors may insist that you receive no help whatsoever on their homework, so check with your professor/TA first.


  1. Please understand that the tutors have varying levels of mathematics/tutoring experience, and also may or may not be familiar with your specific class. Every tutor will try to the best of their ability to help you. But if a tutor cannot satisfactorily answer your questions immediately, be patient. You can also try asking the other tutor on shift, or coming back during a different shift to ask another tutor.


  1. Whenever possible, try to find and work with students in the Calculus Lab who have similar issues as you. This cuts down on unnecessary repetition of explanations for the tutors, and thus gives them more time to effectively help you.


  1. During busy shifts when the room is at or near capacity (e.g., during midterms), we may impose a time limit for how long you can stay in the Calculus Lab. If the space frees up at a later time, you are welcome to come back.


  1. When you leave the Lab for the evening, don’t forget to sign out with one of the tutors. Also, please take all of your belongings with you, including scrap paper and trash.