Math Skills Center Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to Math Skills Center's most commonly asked questions.

FAQ Questions

General

Yes! You are welcome and encouraged to come in to utilize the Math Skills Center anytime we are open. Please refer to our hours of operation on the Math Skills Center homepage.

During one of our 7-week courses, it is recommended that you spend 7–10 hours per week working on your ALEKS course.

During one of our 5-week courses, it is recommended that you spend 12–15 hours per week working on your ALEKS course.

Some of this time will be spent working in the Math Skills Center computer lab, but you must also put in time on your own to be successful in this course.

You are encouraged to spend as much time in the Math Skills Center computer lab as you can so you can receive as much help as you need!

The minimum you are required to spend in the Math Skills Center is 2 hours per week, based on which day and time you enrolled in at the beginning of the semester.

Outside of that requirement, you may come in as often as you'd like!

You can email any of your instructors through their TMCC email or through the message center on ALEKS. All of the instructors' emails can be found on our Math Skills Center Staff page.

After passing SKC 80 with an "S" you will be eligible to enroll in Math 95 or SKC 85. It is recommended that you take Math 95.

After passing SKC 85 with an "S" you will be eligible to enroll in Math 96.

To pass either SKC 80 or SKC 85, you must finish your ALEKS course AND pass the final exam with a score of 68% or better.

Upon finishing your ALEKS course, you will be given a written practice test, final exam study guide, and also other review material.

Once you and your instructor feel that you are prepared, the Math Skills Center Coordinator will give you the final exam.

You will meet with your instructor to discuss your current ALEKS course progress, as well as upcoming goals and deadlines, to ensure that you are staying on pace to finish in time.

You will also spend time in our computer lab working on your ALEKS course, so that you can ask for help on any issues you are having.