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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Do I need an appointment?
    No appointment required! The Tutor Zone's Math Center operates on a walk-in basis.

    Can I get help with something that is not a Thomas Nelson class? (i.e. placement test, standardized test, class at another college)
    No, The Tutor Zone's  Math Center only provides assistance with classes that are being taken at Thomas Nelson. 

    Do you have any information on the Virginia Placement Test for math?
    Yes, here is a list of resources for the placement test.

    Will I have to wait to get help?
    Often a math instructional assistant is available right away, but at busy times you may have to wait to be seen. This is typically no longer than 15 minutes. 

    How much help can I get? 
    We can answer specific questions and help if you're stuck on a homework problem. Tutor Zone's Math Center is not a substitute for attending your lectures.  When we are busy, students must take turns asking questions and getting assistance.

    If you would like to make an appointment with a tutor who can spend an hour working individually with you, we recommend that you try Peer Tutoring.

    Can you help me with my calculator?
    Yes! We are very knowledgeable about the TI-83 and TI-84, and we can help with basic scientific calculators too. We'll do our best to help with whatever kind of calculator you have.

    What classes can I get help for?
    We can help with any math classes offered at Thomas Nelson (MTT, MTE, or MTH).
    We may be able to help with the math that you encounter in other classes (such as science, engineering, or nursing classes) but we do not have any specific knowledge on these subjects. We do not help with accounting.

    Can I get help with a project, quiz, or take-home test?
    No, we do not provide assistance with quizzes or take-home tests. We may provide limited assistance with projects.

    Is there space for me to work on my homework in the The Tutor Zone's Math Center?
    Yes, we have tables and computers. You can study or work on your homework here and ask for help as you need it.

    Can I take tests in The Tutor Zone's Math Center?
    No, we cannot proctor any tests or exams at the math center. 

    What are the hours/location of the Math Emporium?
    Information about the Emporium for developmental math students can be found at