For Students (Handouts)

SCAA Tutors, WAs, 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.

Math & Statistics

Math – Algebra:

Algebra of Lines by Lawrence Shang

Algebra Rules and Solving Quadratic Equations by Asees Kaur

Domain of a Function by Jie Hu

Horizontal and Vertical Asymptotes by Sabrina Voelker

Standard Vertex Form by Matthias Fisseha

Transformation of Functions by Matthias Fisseha

Math – Calculus:

Basic Differentiation and Integration Rules by Matthias Fisseha and Rishita Kar

Chain Rule by Matthias Fisseha

Integration by Parts by Richa Taluja

L’Hospital’s Rule by Lawrence Shang

Limits to Infinity by Isaac Viegas

Maxima and Minima by Asees Kaur

Partial Fractions by Leo Perez

Rates Of Change and Derivatives by Rishita Kar

Testing Series for Convergence by Ariel Li

Volumes of Solids of Revolution by Rishita Kar

Math – Word Problems & Applied Math:

Compound Interest by Leo Perez

Optimization Problems by Rishita Kar

Word Problems by Tomee Luu and Richa Taluja

Math – Trigonometry & Geometry:

Basic Geometry by Ariel Li

Basic Trigonometry – Soh-Cah-Toa by Angel Fuentes

Conic Sections by Alex Penaflor

Shape of Features of Sin(x) by Jie Hu

Unit Circle by Alex Penaflor

Math – Advanced Math

Matrices and Matrix Operations by Marija Stanojcic

Permutation and Combination by Sunny Lin

Statistics – Probability and Hypothesis Testing:

Basic Probability by Ariel Li

Common Probability Distributions by Xuerui Zhang and An-Chi Lo

Hypothesis Testing: When To Use Which Test? by Gitanjali Shukla

Properties of Probability by Flora Li

T-Tests by Marija Stanojcic

Statistical Tests for Population Mean (Z-Test and T-Test) by Marija Stanojcic

Statistics – Useful Formulas and Tables:

Chi-Square Table – this handout was not created by SCAA

Important Formulas for Stats by Rishita Kar

F-Table – this handout was not created by SCAA

T-Test Table – this handout was not created by SCAA

Using the Standard Normal Table by Jianru Shi


Graphing Calculator Cheat Sheet by Erica Yang


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

Argumentative vs Exploratory Essays by Alyssa Acosta

Types of Writing Assignments by Chris Kildegaard

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

Active Voice by Daniel Chagoya

Logical Fallacies by Emily Warner

Paraphrasing by Heran Zhang

Rhetorical Devices by Joumana Chamali

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

Transitions by Christine Day

Interactive Argument Handout by Ty Davidson

Transition Words and How to use them by Julie Navarro


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



Functional Groups by Julio Torres

Gas Laws Overview by Julio Torres

Nomenclature for Inorganic Compounds by Binh Cao

Nomenclature of Inorganic Covalent Compounds by Julio Torres

Reactions of Alcohols by Mohammad Heidarian


Basic Units of Proteins by Jostna Ransing

Blood by Caitlin King

Cnidarian by Ankush Kalia

Eukaryotic Cell Structure by Caitlin King

Punnett Squares by Caitlin King


Capacitance and Resistance by Binh Cao

Simple Harmonic Motion by Binh Cao