Palomar College offers free, walkin tutoring in the Teaching & Learning Center (TLC), located in LRC-503 inside the Learning Resource Center building. You will find a quiet, comfortable space to work in where you can get both tutor and instructor help. Computers are available for you to work on. Come check it out!
Office Location: SM – 123C
Office Hours:
9:25 – 10 am on MTWTh in the tutoring center
10 – 11 am on Wed. in the tutoring center
2:30 – 3:10 pm and on Mondays and Wednesdays in my office
12 – 12:40 pm on Tues. & Thurs. in my office
Telephone: 559-791-2226
Email Address:
timothy.busken@portervillecollege.edu
Website: timbusken.com
T-Th 12:50—3:20 pm AC 117
Final Exam:
Tuesday, May 12
Communication: I will send announcements and reminders to the class via email and text message. If you want to receive these emails, then you must have (or create) a mymathlab account. If you want to get announcements from me via text message, please use your phone to sign up by texting “@profbusken” to 81010.
Academic Integrity Cheating is considered fraud. If you are caught cheating, you may be
given a grade of “F” for the assignment or exam.
Behavior: Class time is valuable. You are expected to be courteous to each other and to the
instructor. You will be asked to leave the class for display of behavior the instructor deems as disruptive
to the class environment. If you are disruptive in class (after being warned), you could be
suspended from the course for up to 2 days. Comments about another’s race, ethnicity, accent,
appearance, intelligence, or sexual orientation will not be tolerated on any level. Students
should be familiar with the college’s "Student Code of Conduct" and "Student Discipline Procedures."
Academic Integrity Cheating is considered fraud. If you are caught cheating, you may be
given a grade of “F” for the assignment or exam.
Behavior: Class time is valuable. You are expected to be courteous to each other and to the
instructor. You will be asked to leave the class for display of behavior the instructor deems as disruptive
to the class environment. If you are disruptive in class (after being warned), you could be
suspended from the course for up to 2 days. Comments about another’s race, ethnicity, accent,
appearance, intelligence, or sexual orientation will not be tolerated on any level. Students
should be familiar with the college’s "Student Code of Conduct" and "Student Discipline Procedures."
Drops: If you decide to drop the course, use Inside PC to drop yourself. Dont wait for me to
drop you automatically. If I drop you and you want to be reinstated, see me quickly.
Extra Credit Policy: The prerequisite take-home test (given on Day 1) is worth up to 5%
added to your 2nd lowest test score (since I’m dropping your lowest test score). The will be no
other extra credits. Set aside extra time in your schedule to work on the class, otherwise it could
cost you a lot more extra time if you have to keep retaking the class.
Expectations: You are expected to have passed Elementary Algebra and have sufficient knowledge
of the following topics:
Commutative, associative, and distributive laws
Fractions (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and reducing)
Positive and negative numbers
Exponential notation and the order of operations
Solving equations, formulas, inequalities, and applications involving these
Graphing linear equations; intercepts, rates, slopes, and equations of lines
Absolute value
Properties of exponents
Polynomials (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division)
Factoring
Solving polynomial equations by factoring
Rational expressions (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division)
Rational equations