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Carolyn R. Byrd Math Lab

PHCC Carolyn R. Byrd Math Lab: The math lab is located on the first floor of the Learning Resource Center. The lab provides free individual and group tutoring, and supplemental instruction for high risk math courses. You attend on a voluntary basis. Math assistance is only guaranteed during the open lab hours. The goal of the lab is to provide math instruction and assistance to students in all levels of math offered by PHCC. Walk-ins during Math Lab hours (no appointment necessary) are the primary means of receiving math tutoring and are always welcomed. Scheduled appointments may be available for certain math classes.

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Contact Ophelia Griggs at (276)656-0305 or with any questions.

Spring 2016 Math Lab Hours:  

Monday and Tuesday: 12:00 noon to 7:00 pm

Wednesday and Thursday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Closed on Saturday and Sunday

The Math Lab is only available to current PHCC students who are working on math related topics. Please contact the if you need to know if you are eligible.The lab provides free individual and group tutoring for all PHCC students. The goal of the lab is to provide math instruction to students in all levels of math. Walk-ins during our hours (no appointment necessary) is the primary way to receive math tutoring. Scheduled appointments may be available for certain math classes.

When you come in: You will most likely be greeted by a mathematics tutor. Tutors are easily identified by their gold PHCC vests. You may ask for assistance immediately, or choose just to work on your own for a while in the Lab and organize your questions as you go, then ask for help - it is all up to you.

Study Groups are also scheduled with a tutor for most math classes on a regular basis as a supplement to selected courses. The Math Lab hosts study groups on mathematics and other subjects, based on student demand and tutor availability. If you would like a group set up, please contact Samuel Prillaman (phone number and e-mail above) for details.


  • Several course textbooks and solution manuals for use in the Math Lab.
  • Other textbooks for extra study.
  • Eight Dell laptops for math course use, such as connecting to MyMathLab.
  • Virginia Placement Test: the VPT MathSite provides sample math problems and links to online resources that correspond to each sub-unit of Units 0-3 of the VPT-Math. All of the recommended online resources are free, and include popular sites such as the Khan Academy, National Repository of Online Courses (NROC) Developmental Math course, and

If you have a question about the Math Lab or want to ask about an appointment with a tutor, please call Samuel Prillaman at (276) 656-5466. Also, you may email Mr. Prillaman at .


Developmental Math Assessment Center (DMAC) – West B102 :

This lab is open to everyone and is also designated for tutoring for developmental math students.  (On-level math students should use the Math Lab as listed above.)

Monday – Thursday 8am-8:30pm

Friday 8am-1pm



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More information in the Smarthinking Student Handbook