For Students (Handouts)

SCAA Tutors, GWAs, and SI Leaders create handouts on an annual basis on topics they believe best serve student needs. Please feel free to download and use our handouts in your own tutoring practices and classrooms.



Algebra of Lines by Lawrence Shang

Basic Algebra Rules by Tomee Luu

Basic Rules for Algebra by Olivia Fan

Domain Handout by Jie Hu

Factoring Trinomials by Alex Cheng

Parent Functions Handout by Brennan Loy

Standard Vertex by Matthias Fisseha

Transformation of Functions by Matthias Fisseha


Tangent Lines Handout by Emily Muhu

Basic Derivatives by Olivia Fan

Derivatives by Matthias Fisseha

Derivative of Trig Functions by Alex Cheng

Integration by Parts by Richa Taluja

L’Hopital’s Rule by Lawrence Shang

Limits to Infinity by Isaac Viegas

Word Problems & Applied Math:

Compound Interest and Time Value of Money by Leo Perez

Optimization Problems by Rishita Kar

Word Problems by Tomee Luu

Solving Applications or Word Problems by Richa Taluja

Trigonometry & Geometry:

Conic Sections by Alex Penaflor

Basic Geometry by Ariel Li

Basic Trigonometry: Soh-Cah-Toa by Angel Fuentes

Triangles Handout by Jie Hu

Unit Circle by Alex Penaflor

Statistics and Advanced Math

Basic Probability Handout by Ariel Li

One Sample Z-Test and Confident Interval For Estimating A Population Mean by Erica Yan

Statistics: T-Tests by Farzaneh Roostaeigrailoo

Using the Standard Normal Table by Jianru Shi

Important Formulas for STAT 1000 by Rishita Kar

Permutation and Combination by Sunny Lin


Studying for a Math Exam by Ariel Li


Writing Process:

Developing a Paragraph by Gabrielle Brown Wing

Proofreading and Editing by Christine Day

Proofreading by Yana Huo

Writing for Different Genres:

Lab Reports by Gabrielle Brown Wing

Working with Social Sciences by Valerie Viray

Grammar and Style:

Articles by Yana Huo

Basic Verbs Handout by Yana Huo

Comma Splices Handout by John Cervantez

Modifiers Handout by Lovelyn George

Phrasal Transitions by Wendy Fu

The SMART Alex Feature to Possessives by Allen Jang

Subject Verb Agreement by Lovelyn George

Transitions by Christine Day

Formatting and Citations:

Basic APA by Valerie Viray

Chicago Style by Luis DeGuzman

Citing Electronic Resources by Julian Medina

MLA by Daniel Chagoya

Organization and Structure:

Shape of an Essay by Luis DeGuzman

Interactive Argument Handout by Ty Davidson


First-Tier Portfolio Contents

Writing the Introduction Essay for Writing Proficiency Courses in English 3000 and English 3001

WST FAQ by June Barber and Sally Baxter


Close Reading Strategies by Dale Bass

In Class Writing by Daniel Chagoya

The SMART Alex Feature to Microsoft Word by Allen Jang