UC Clermont

Pre-College Math Student Reviews

Candace O.

The UC Clermont tutoring services were a tremendous help with my online math course. Without even seeking out help, a study group was offered to my class, twice a week, at a convenient time. I really liked how the sessions aligned directly with what we were covering in class. Each concept was broken down for us in an approachable way, with step-by-step explanations that I found to be very helpful.

The tutors created a comfortable, conversational environment where I was never afraid to ask questions or admit that I didn't understand something. They were always willing to meet me at my level and find a different way to explain the concept until I finally got it. I appreciate the time, energy, and support offered by the tutors to help me succeed — it shows they really care!  

Katherine W.

I really like how convenient the services are — and the fact that it's totally free!

The tutors are super understanding and nice and will walk you through anything and everything that you have trouble with or questions about! If you have the option to get this free tutoring, take it. It will help you in the long run.

Ariana B.

One of the best parts of the tutoring service is they send you a weekly math problem set that follows your class. The study group is interactive as you want it to be, and the more you participate, the more you learn.   

All the tutors are friendly and helpful. They are knowledge and give you the background behind solving problems, which really helps when you move on to more complicated applications. When you attend the study groups, they give you time to solve the problems, then walk you through the problems when you’re stuck.   

The tutors aren’t just available during your assigned study group times. They can schedule time to go over questions you have for homework or test prep. This was one of the best things I did during my math classes; it helped build my confidence and gave me more practice.   

Joe R.

My experience this year with tutoring was amazing. I’m an older student; I graduated from high school 35 years ago. My last math course was long ago, so needless to say, I was nervous at the beginning of the semester. I had not done well in Algebra in high school and was lucky to pass it at the time. At the beginning of the semester, I started Tuesday and Thursday tutoring with Candace, and I could not have asked for a better tutor. She was patient and thoughtful and really made sure I understood each lesson. I just completed my last two algebra homework assignments, and my grade now at the end of the semester is an A! I could not have done that without Candace. She is an excellent tutor!

Aminata D.

This is by far the best tutoring I have ever had. I love how the tutors work at your time and convenience if you are not available for the scheduled tutoring time. Math is not my favorite but I had fun with math this semester because of my tutor, Valentine. He went the extra mile to help me understand how to solve problems step-by-step. If you are someone who needs help with math, please take advantage of the tutoring offered at UCC Learning Commons. They will help you succeed in math! 

Amanda R.

Working with the Learning Commons in math has helped my grade go from a “C” to an “A-”. I personally like working one-on-one with a tutor. It is easier for me to focus on work and being able to focus on one equation if I am not understanding the different steps. Please do not be afraid to go to the Learning Commons! As someone with a learning disability, taking this extra time for tutoring is helping me keep my good grades. MAKE THE TIME TO GO! Believe me, I know the struggle of finding time to do anything as a full-time college student, working part time in a pharmacy during COVID and taking care of my mother during her cancer treatments.

Katherine L.

I love that the math tutoring services were virtual. With my busy work schedule, it allowed me the ability to attend every tutoring session. The pace of the tutoring lessons was perfect for me. I was able to learn a lot of mathematical rules in a short amount of time that were applicable to a vast number of problems.  

Professor Valentine Johns was a joy to learn from. Even though it was a small group setting, I felt that I had all the individual attention necessary for my success. Valentine would notice just by my expression if I was stuck on something and encourage me to seek the answer. I appreciate his teaching style; I wish I could have him tutor me in all aspects of life!  

If it has been a while since you have taken a math course, or if you want to be sure that you'll pass your placement test with flying colors, then I highly recommend taking full advantage of the wonderful math tutoring services provided by the university. 

Ariane T.

At the end of my math class I can definitely say I got my best score ever (93 percent) from attending the tutoring in the math study group. After my own study, I still needed to attend the weekly study sessions before I started my assignments. That way I was confident about what I was doing. Whenever I had questions to ask I could email or call the tutor and I always got help. What I liked about my tutors was the way they were patient and always available to help us. That way we could solve any math problem. 

Whenever we needed more help, Mr. Valentine, one of our tutors, would always schedule a later 25-minute appointment with each person who needed it. I think all of us like the way the tutor was kind, funny, respectful and very available to help. We got so much attention from our tutors! I'm so glad I attended this study group each week. My final grade reflects the work we did during those weekly sessions.

Timothy S.

The Math Placement Test Workshop is an outstanding service that has proven extremely useful to me in helping me relearn important math skills, as well as prepare me for the math placement test. No matter your math skill level, you will benefit from the workshop as you start with the basics and work your way up from there. 

Dr. Johns was a great tutor, very knowledgeable and helpful. He goes through problems step-by-step and makes sure that you have a good understanding of a certain topic or math concept. He really cares about every student and wants them to do their best. 

For me, someone who has not practiced these math skills in quite a while, this was the perfect solution to prepare for the placement test. I highly recommend that anyone looking to prepare for the placement test consider the Math Placement Test Workshop.