The Professional Tutors for the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Success Center (STEM SSC) will perform tutoring and mentoring duties for students in the following courses:

• Biological Concepts: an introduction to the basic concepts used in the study of biology. Topics covered include metrics and measurement, scientific instrumentation, microscopy, the cell and cellular metabolism and genetics.

• Fundamentals of Biology I: a study of the fundamental concepts of biology designed to acquaint majors with the scientific method and to develop critical thinking skills through hands-on exploration. Emphasis is placed on the gathering of data and the writing of formal lab reports.

• Fundamentals of Biology II: A continuing study of the fundamental concepts in biology with emphasis placed upon the evolution and diversity of organisms and their interactions through a survey of Kingdoms Prokarya, Fungi, Plantae and Animalia as well as the Protists. The semester culminates with emphasis on animal tissues, homeostasis, and organ systems.

• Chemical Concepts: covers some of the basic mathematical skills needed for success in chemistry courses as well as introducing basic concepts of chemistry. The course is designed to help students who have not taken a Chemistry course.

• General Chemistry I: begins a sequence which supplies a foundation in chemistry for science majors. Topics covered include atomic structure, bonding, stoichiometry, thermo-chemistry, periodic law, gas laws, and solutions.

• General Chemistry II: This course completes the sequence begun in CHM 1201. Topics covered include kinetics, equilibria, pH, solubility, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry.

• College Algebra: topics include functions, rational expressions, systems of linear equations, Factor and Remainder Theorem, operations on functions, radical equations, inequalities, matrices, variations and exponential and logarithmic functions, sequences, series, and the binomial theorem.

• Pre-Calculus: This is an accelerated course in College Algebra and Trigonometry. Topics include linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, radical, root, piecewise, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions; graphs and transformations; equations and inequalities; systems of equations; sequences and series; vectors and applications.

• Trigonometry: topics include conic sections, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions, identities and equations, lines, polar coordinates, vectors in the plane, application problems, and complex numbers.

• Calculus I: topics include limits of functions, infinite limits, derivative and techniques of differentiation, implicit differentiation, higher derivatives, graphing, maxima and minima, plane curves, motion, anti-derivatives, indefinite, and definite integrals, and Fundamentals Theorem of Calculus.

• Calculus II: topics include the fundamental theorem of calculus, the definite integral, techniques, and applications of integration. Evaluation of improper integrals, indeterminate forms, graphs of polar equations, area in polar coordinates and parametric equations. Differentiation and integration a power series, Taylor and MacLaurin series. Calculation and application of the dot and ross products of vectors.

The duties shall include; assisting students with homework assignments, assisting students with project and laboratory assignments, assisting instructor, if needed, in the classroom by helping students with in class problems and programs, and mentoring students on understanding the purpose in their respective disciplines. The tutors will provide information to the STEM Success Center Manager on the performance of students taking advantage of the tutoring and mentoring services.