Math Learning Center
Swain East 340
During the current spring semester, the Math Learning Center is open from Tuesday, January 19 until the last day of classes, Friday, April 29, from 9 am – 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
The MLC will be closed on Monday, January 19 to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr Day. During Spring Break, the MLC will close at 5 pm on Friday, March 11 and re-open at 9 am on Monday, March 21.
This semester we are privileged to have a staff of nine very knowledgeable undergraduate students. Click on this link to see the tutors' schedules. There will usually be two tutors available to help students with their questions.
The MLC provides a group tutoring experience: Students are asked to work together with other students taking the math same course. Tutors assist the groups and individual students with their questions by giving hints and guiding students towards the correct solution. Working in small groups with your peers is an effective way to learn. By combining this with a tutoring experience the MLC strives to encourage students to develop this skill as well as provide quality math instruction.
The Math Learning Center tutoring service is on a walk-in basis; no appointment is necessary. When you visit the MLC you will be asked to sign the visitor's book. Be sure to print your name and include your math course number, instructor's name, and the time of your visit. Some instructors use this information to determine extra credit. It also helps the MLC monitor and improve its services.
During the fall and spring semesters the MLC only assists students in the following math classes:
M014, M018, M019, M025, M026, M027, D116, D117, J111, J112, J113, T101, and T103.
Students taking other math classes should ask their instructor about tutoring and other options.
For students taking M118, M119, M120, M211, M212, S212, and M213, there are designated Math Departmental Help Sessions for Finite and Calculus. Finite Sessions are held at 5:00-7:00 pm Monday through Thursday in Swain East room 340. Calculus Sessions are held at 5:00-7:00 pm Monday through Thursday. Locations vary by day. Mondays are in Swain West room 220, Tuesdays are in Sycamore Hall room 103, Wednesdays are in Swain East room 010, and Thursdays are in Swain West room 219. For more information please consult Math Department Help Sessions.
Students taking any math course up to and including M212 may visit the Academic Support Centers, located in Briscoe, Teter, and Forest dormitories.
Students who wish to have a one-on-one tutoring experience might consider hiring a private tutor. For a current list of math graduate students who tutor please consult the Private Math Tutor List.
We look forward to your visits.