Need help mastering math skills?

Bierce Math Lab offers trained staff to help you build the skills you need to succeed in your entry-level math courses.

Bierce Math Lab is FREE to all current University of Akron students - NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY!

Ways the Bierce Math Lab staff can help you:

  • Diagnose your specific problem areas and analyze the probable causes
  • Learn ways you can control your math anxiety
  • Build better study skills

Experienced math tutors are available to help in the following courses:

  • Basic Math I
  • Basic Math II
  • Intermediate Algebra
  • Technical Mathematics
  • Excursions in Mathematics
  • Math for Elementary Teachers
  • College Algebra

If you need help in higher-level mathematics courses, please visit Tutorial Services.

A face-to-face session with a Bierce Math Lab tutor is an ideal way to get assistance with your math skills. However, because of time or geographic constraints, it may not always be possible for you to schedule an appointment in the Lab.
An alternative to Bierce Math Lab is eChat, a service of With eChat, you meet with a tutor in a one-on-one session through an interactive, online environment. When you log into eChat, you view the weekly schedule to see when tutors are available online to discuss your math questions with you. Your online tutor will not give you the answers to your math problems but will guide you to find those answers yourself.
eChat supports not only math but also the following subject areas:  accounting, anatomy and physiology, biology, calculus, chemistry, and statistics.
eQuestion, the offline question service, allows you to leave a specific question for an eTutor, who will respond within 48 hours (but usually sooner).
Watch this YouTube video to see how the eTutoring services work. Click on the eTutoring link to read more about this resource. To use the services, you must create an account and log into the program.