Be a tutor
Tutor application
We are always looking for qualified tutors to work at the Math Center. You do not have to be a math major to be a tutor.
Minimum qualifications:
 Be a University of Nevada, Reno student enrolled in at least six credits
 Have completed Calculus I (Math 181 at the University of Nevada, Reno)
 Earned at least a B in all college math courses
 Possess good interpersonal and communication skills
Application Process:
Interested students should submit an application form and an unofficial transcript to the Math Center.

 You can submit your application to the University Math Center in person Pennington Student Achievement Center, Room 300.
 Or email it to: mathcenter@unr.edu
If your application qualifies, you will be contacted to take the Math Center tutor exams.
University Math Center tutor exams
In order to apply for a tutoring position in the University Math Center, a student must take two math proficiency exams. The first exam contains algebraic/trigonometric topics and the second exam is a review of calculus concepts.
Exams are not timed and they should not be taken on the same day. Typically applicants take about 1.5  2 hours per exam, please plan accordingly. Books, notes, and calculators are not allowed on either exam. Students are encouraged to show as much work as possible on both exams: partial credit is awarded for correct work.
Below is a study guide. There is a copy of the reference texts in the Math Center Lab. You can use these books to study but they cannot leave the room.
Review for algebra/precalculus portion of tutor exam
Reference Text: Algebra and Trigonometry, 4th edition, Michael Sullivan, Ch 18; Sect 9.1, 9.5; Sect 12.1.
 Algebra rules: exponents, square roots, logarithms, absolute values, fractions, order of operations, properties, domain, factoring, quadratic formula, Pythagorean Theorem
 Equations and inequalities involving: polynomials, absolute value, rational, trigonometric, exponential and logarithm functions, systems of equations, solution sets
 Graphing functions: circles, polynomials, absolute value, rational, trigonometric, exponential and logarithm functions
 Setting up equations from information given in word problems
Review for calculus portion of tutor exam
Reference Text: Single Variable Calculus, 3rd edition, James Stewart. Ch 2;Ch 3;Sect 4.2, 4.3; Sect 5.25.6.
 Limits: onesided, twosided, infinite, continuity, holes, asymptotes
 Basic derivatives: polynomials, trigonometric, exponential and logarithm functions
 Derivative rules: product, quotient, chain, implicit differentiation
 Interpreting derivatives: relative and global maxima and minima, inflection points
 Basic integrals: definite, involving polynomials, and trigonometric functions
Depending on your application and test scores, we will call you for an interview. If you have any questions please email mathcenter@unr.edu