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Frisco Campus Math Lab

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*Fall 2020 Coronavirus Update*

Beginning Fall 2020, the Frisco Math Lab will be offering two forms of tutoring: In-Person and online Walk-In. In-Person tutoring sessions require an appointment and are 45 minutes in length. Students are currently limited to 5 in-person appointments per week (one per day). Online Walk-In sessions do not require an appointment. Below are links and instructions on how to use these services. 

How to schedule or reschedule or cancel an appointment video

  In-Person Appointment                        Online Virtual Walk-In  
  1. Click the link above
  2. Log in to OneLogin
  3. Open Accudemia
  4. Click "New Appointment" 
  5. Find "Math Lab Frisco"
  6. Click on "Tutoring (Face-to-Face)"  
  1. Click the link above
  2. Log in to OneLogin
  3. Click "Sign In"
  4. Select course and click "Next"
  5. Click "Yes"
  6. Wait for tutor
  7. Open given zoom link

Virtual Waiting Line Queue

Want to join the line? Click here

Help us protect the health of our tutors so they can continue to serve you. For In-Person tutoring, please:

  1. Do not make an appointment if you are not feeling well. 
  2. Wear a mask
  3. Practice social distancing
  4. Come prepared by reading your assigned sections and attemping the homework in order to maximize your 45 minute session

All Students must abide by the code of conduct set by Collin College to ensure a healthy and safe learning environment. The code of conduct can be found in the current Collin College Student Handbook.


Faculty, lab instructors, and student tutors staff the Frisco Campus Math Lab. The Frisco Campus Math Lab strives to reflect the mission and core values of Collin College. We are located at the Frisco Campus in Founders Hall, Room 148.

Although the Frisco Campus Math Lab maintains a highly qualified staff that is eager to serve students, there are restrictions on the type of help which tutors can offer. What tutors can and cannot do are briefly outlined in the following table.

Tutors Can Tutors Cannot
  • Clarify concepts
  • Answer questions
  • Explain problems
  • Review for tests
  • Provide help with study skills
  • Give suggestions for note taking
  • Do students' assignments
  • Introduce new concepts
  • Help with take-home tests
  • Teach class materials missed in class
  • Sit with students for extended periods
  • Provide answers to labs

Math Lab Handouts
General Algebra
The Factoring Tree
College Algebra Review for Calculus for Business and Economics
Partial Fraction Decomposition Examples
Derivative Rules and Examples for Calculus with Applications
Integration Rules and Examples for Calculus with Applications
Conic Sections
Conic Sections (color)
Gauss-Jordan Elimination (row ops)
Gauss-Jordan Elimination (Built-In Functionality)
Collin College Math 1342 (Statistics) Formula Chart
Financial Mathematics
Graph Paper Arrows
Graph Paper No Arrows
Unit Circle

Helpful Links

Instructional Videos for Collin College Textbooks

http://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/ (notes and handouts)

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=mathispower4u (various math lectures)
https://www.youtube.com/user/professorleonard57 (full-length math lectures by Professor Leonard of Merced College in Merced CA)

TI-84 Videos and Links
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABY5rYu3Rmc (Row operations with TI 84 using built-in functionality)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zFbA1yti6E (Graphing lines)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUdLb-30CKo (Adding and subtracting fractions)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zML07XHXGtk (Multiplying fractions)

Online Graphing Utilities
http://www.walterzorn.de/en/grapher/grapher_e.htm (2D function grapher)
https://www.monroecc.edu/faculty/paulseeburger/calcnsf/CalcPlot3D/ (3D grapher)
http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/PolarCoordinates/ (polar grapher)
https://www.geogebra.org/ (math applications including a graphing calculator)
https://christopherchudzicki.github.io/MathBox-Demos/parametric_curves_3D.html (3D vector valued grapher)
https://www.desmos.com/calculator (online graphing calculator)

Online Solvers and Calculators
https://www.wolframalpha.com/ (symbolic manipulator)
http://www.zweigmedia.com/RealWorld/simplex.html (simplex tool)
http://www.integral-calculator.com/ (integral calculator)
https://www.derivative-calculator.net/ (derivative calculator)
https://www.geogebra.org/m/KNxfhNmq (Newton's and Euler's Methods)
https://www.mathway.com/ (online solver for various maths)

Meet the Team


Name: Margaret Woldu, Math Lab Manager
BS Mathematics, UAM
MS Mathematics, UAM (Poland)
MS Management & Administrative Sciences, UTD
Teaching Philosophy: Provide welcoming environment in which ALL students can learn. My primary goal is to build bridges between what students already know and what is expected to know, so that they can continue to build bridges on their own between what they already know and what is to be discovered.
Interests: Traveling, reading, gardening, cooking for family and friends.



Name: Brandon Paul Barnhart, Math Lab Instructor
BS Mathematics, SFA
MS Educational Psychology (RME), UNT
Tutoring Philosophy: The ultimate goal of tutoring is to help the student become an independent learner.
Interests: Aviation, fishing, reading, camping, hiking, writing, exploring, stargazing



Name: Mark Anczura
Degree(s): MS Mathematics
Courses Tutored: All Math
Tutoring Philosophy: Explain step-by-step. Back up, if necessary. Simplify the problem. Review, review, and review again.
Interests: Walking, bird watching, cogitating




Name: Sarah Bruce
Degree(s): Associate of Science
Courses Tutored: 1314, 1316, 1324, 1325, 1332, 1376, 1414, 2318, 2320, 2412, 2413, 2414, 2415
Tutoring Philosophy: I try to explain the basic concepts in the most straight-forward way possible, and try to help students understand why concepts work, not just how.
Interests: I like hiking and the outdoors, as well as playing volleyball and video games. I play piano, violin, flute, and guitar. I hope to obtain a PhD in Applied Mathematics or Astrostatistics.



Name: Josephine Huang
BS Electrical Engineering
MS Electrical Engineering
MS Computer and Information Science
Courses Tutored: ALL MATH
Tutoring Philosophy: Everyone can do math well. Make math rationale and logical. Explain complicated problems simply. Relate math to daily life. Encourage students and build students’ confidence.
Interests: Yoga, walking, baking, cooking.



Name: David Katz
BA Russian Literature, SMU
BS Mathematics, SMU
MA History, Harvard
MA Mathematics, UTD
Courses Tutored: ALL MATH
Tutoring Philosophy: Succeeding at mathematics is as natural as speaking and reading. My role as a teacher is draw out from each student his/her natural ability to do math. Building on a student’s strengths, I can guide him/her to success in the formal study of mathematics.
Interests: I spend my free time now translating Yiddish literature.



Name: Tan Lee
Degree(s): BS Electrical Engineering, UTA
Courses Tutored: 1314, 1324, 1325, 1414
Tutoring Philosophy: Don't give up. Try your best. Be patient with yourself, and don't be afraid to ask for help.
Interests: Reading, poetry, running, gardening




Name: Nesli Oguzman
BS Electriclal Engineering
MS Statistics
Courses Tutored: 1314, 1316, 1324, 1325, 1332, 1342, 1414, 2412, 2413, 2414, 2415
Tutoring Philosophy: Love and Logic. Step by step instruction and analyzing the information retained at the end.
Interests: I love travelling, sewing, cooking, and knitting. Cats and sudoku are my obsessions.



Name: Derek Sommer
BA Professional Writing, Baylor
MS Applied Cognition and Neuroscience, UTD
Courses Tutored: 1314, 1316, 1324, 1325, 1342, 1414, 2412, 2413, 2414, 2415
Tutoring Philosophy: The humility to suffer tedium with grace while making every effort to interest oneself in the material are the keys to consistent success.
Interests: Firsthand experience with molecular biology/animal behavior research


Contact Us
Collin College, Frisco Campus (Preston Ridge)
9700 Wade Boulevard
Founders Hall, Room 148

Margaret Woldu
Math Lab Manager