||2800 Victory Boulevard
Dept of Mathematics, 1S
CUNY, Staten Island
Staten Island, NY 10314
||Building 1S, Room 202
||I don't use my office phone
Please observe proper etiquette when sending mail to any of your
professors. We get email from many students, so begin with a
salutation ("Hello," works for me) and then identify yourself.
Make sure the subject line contains the class number. Use complete
sentences, punctuation, and a spell checker. If you want advice
about a problem, or to check your answer, you may need to type the
problem in: I don't carry the textbook with me. If you don't get a
response within 48 hours, send the message again. If you send a
picture of the problem or your work, which is a great idea, you
can help me by making sure the picture is right-side up. The year
is 2023: you can use chatGPT to help you compose a coherent and
Most email I get from students is through WeBWorK, which has a
handy "email instructor" button on each problem page. When you use
that link, you don't need to repeat the problem (I will be able to
see your problem and the answers you've submitted), but please do
provide some information about why/how you are stuck. I get *a
lot* of these emails, sometimes dozens per day, so don't be shy
about sending them! When you have tried a problem and gotten stuck
is the ideal time for me to help.
Worst email ever: from "firstname.lastname@example.org", s/he sent
me a one-line unsigned message with subject "grade" and body
"could u send my final grad plz?". No. No, I could not.
I do not email grades. Ever. Grades are posted on Blackboard as
soon as I have computed them. About 36 hours after I post the
final grade on Blackboard, I submit them to CUNYFirst. If you
believe your grade is incorrect, you *must* contact me before I
submit them to CUNYFirst.