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Mathematics

Pi Shoppe (Math Tutoring)

Pi Shoppe (LACC’s Mathematics and Computer Science Tutoring Center) opened officially in the fall of 1998. At that time, there were only six tutors and 100 students. Because of its value to students, it has grown to 15 tutors helping over 700 students, and is still growing. Many students consider the Pi Shoppe crucial to their learning of mathematics, and the student success rates speak very highly for it: 85% of those who use the Pi Shoppe pass their math classes, compared with a pass rate of 76% for those who take Math classes but don’t use the Pi Shoppe. Our tutoring center helps students learn how to succeed in mathematics, provides tutoring for all math levels, and helps students develop the study skills that make learning math easier and more enjoyable.

Pi Shoppe is a state of-the-art Mathematics Tutoring Lab that has been recognized by the State Academic Senate with an honorable mention in its competition for the “Exemplary Program Award.”

Our Goals

The student will:

  1. receive respectful, courteous, and helpful assistance in solving Math problems from the Pi-Shop tutors.
  2. be able to solve Math problems on his/her own after receiving tutoring from the Pi-Shop tutors
  3. feel more confident to work on Math problems after receiving tutoring services from the Pi Shop.
  4. improve his/her math problem solving skills after receiving tutoring services from the Pi Shop.
  5. be able to write the solution sets using appropriate mathematical notation.

Location & Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Thursday: 9am - 7pm
  • Friday - Saturday: 9am - 2pm

How to Enroll

Online tutoring is available for ALL students enrolling in any Mathematics classes. To receiving tutoring service, student must be enrolled in one of the following classes: 
Math 100 or Math 202

Both Math 100 and Math 202 are one unit. Students can enroll the class through SIS system. To enroll Math 100/202 after semester started, feel free to request the permission number from:

Professor Robert Mardirosian at mardirr@laccd.edu ‚Äč
Professor Kee Lam at lamkt@laccd.edu.

Tutoring Opportunities

Share your knowledge of Math by becoming one of the Math tutors in Pi Shoppe. Qualifications to be hired as a tutor include a satisfactory completion of Math 200 level courses and a successful interview. Becoming a tutor can also provide you with valuable interpersonal, communication, and listening skills.

If you are interested in applying for the Math tutor position, please contact Professor Robert Mardirosian at mardirr@laccd.edu, Professor Phuong Duong at duongph@laccd.edu or Professor Kee Lam at lamkt@laccd.edu.

Contact Us

Robert Mardirosian
Project Director
mardirr@laccd.edu
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2817
Phuong Duong
Project Director
duongph@laccd.edu
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2819
Kee Lam
Project Director
kaviank@laccd.edu
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2829

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Phone: 323.953.4000

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