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Looking for One-On-One Math assistance? Please visit our One-On-One Math page by clicking here for more details.

WALK-IN MATH CENTER IN MCCUTCHAN

Looking for a quiet place to study and ask questions about math? The Math Center, located in the lowest level of McCutchan Hall, has learning assistants available to provide help for walk-in clients in the areas of mathematics listed below.  These learning assistants are upper-level math-education & math majors and accounting graduate students (math undergrads) who have completed all the calculus courses. 

Feel free to stop by during the hours we are open, as no appointment is necessary.

The Math Center is housed in Room 5 (max. capacity 26 students) from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays, Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Fridays.

How You Can Benefit From Using the Math Center

Students who sought help in the Math Center for the courses listed below averaged roughly a half-letter grade higher than their peers.

Academic Year Grade Point Average (4.0 scale) 
Group Utilizing Math Center Average Final Grade
Grade Point Average (4.0 scale) 
Non-Attending  Group Average Final Grade
2013-2014 2.8 2.4
2012-2013 2.8 2.4
2011-2012 2.8 2.5
2010-2011 2.8 2.6
2009-2010 2.7 2.3

MATH SUPPLEMENTAL INSTRUCTION SESSIONS
 GENERAL STUDY STRATEGIES

Studying Math is Different from Studying Other Subjects

Math is learned by doing problems. Do the homework. The problems help you learn the formulas and techniques you do need to know, as well as improve your problem-solving prowess.A word of warning: Each class builds on the previous ones, all semester long. You must keep up with the instructor: attend class, read the text, and do homework every day. Falling a day behind puts you at a disadvantage. Falling a week behind puts you in deep trouble.A word of encouragement: Each class builds on the previous ones, all semester long. You're always reviewing previous material as you do new material. Many of the ideas hang together. Identifying and learning the key concepts means you don't have to memorize as much.Math is a skill. To develop that skill you must practice. Do your homework in a quiet place, similar to the classroom if possible. Do not spend "hours" on one problem. If you cannot solve a problem, look for a similar problem in your notes or your text. If you still cannot solve a problem, skip it and work on other problems. Try the problem later. Many times you will come up with an idea after you have done something else for a while. If you still cannot solve the problem, get some help. 

Math Study Skills: Active LearningBe actively involved in your education! Here are some tips to "take charge" of learning in a math class:

  • Take responsibility for studying, recognizing what you do and don't know, and knowing how to get your instructor to help you with what you don't know.
  • Attend class every day and take complete notes. Instructors formulate test questions based on material and examples covered in class as well as on those in the text.
  • Be an active participant in the classroom. Get ahead in the book; try to work some of the problems before they are covered in class. Anticipate what the Instructor's next step will be.
  • Ask questions in class! There are usually other students wanting to know the answers to the same questions you have.
  • Go to office hours and ask questions. The instructor will be pleased to see that you are interested and you will be actively helping yourself.
  • Keep a glossary of math terms as they are presented in class. Math is a language; maintain a list of terms to keep you involved and learning.
  • Show ALL work; do not skip steps, even on homework.
  • Good study habits throughout the semester make it easier to study for tests.
MATH CENTER LEARNING ASSISTANTS HOURS OF AVAILABILITY
Monday  
9-10 am Amanda McCormick
10 am - 12 pm Amanda McCormickBenjamin Quartemont
12 - 1 pm Riley HardingJames McNeil
1 - 3 pm James McNeilPedro Aranda
3-6 pm Nolan PawelskiMichael Toth
6-8 pm Benjamin PikeJames McNeil
Tuesday
9-11 am Amanda McCormick
11am-1pm Amanda McCormick, Michael Toth
1-4 pm Haley WiederholdHarsh Parikh, Emily Knoerr
4-5 pm Haley Wiederhold, Harsh Parikh, Pedro Aranda
5-6 pm Harsh ParikhPedro Aranda, Haley Hentrich
6-7 pm Pedro Aranda, Benjamin Pike, Haley Hentrich
7-8 pm Benjamin Pike, Haley Hentrich
Wednesday
10 am - 12 pm Michael TothBenjamin Quartemont
12-1 pm Riley HardingJames McNeil
1-3 pm James McNeilPedro Aranda
3-5 pm Nolan Pawelski, Angela Brandl
5-6 pm Daniel LollarAngela Brandl
6-8 pm Daniel LollarJames McNeil
Thursday
9-10 am Angela Brandl
10-11 am Angela BrandlMichael Toth
11 am-1 pm Michael TothPedro Aranda
1-3 pm Haley WiederholdHarsh Parikh, Emily Knoerr
3-5 pm Haley Wiederhold, Harsh Parikh
5-6 pm Nolan Pawelski
6-7 pm Nolan PawelskiRiley Harding
7-8 pm Riley Harding
Friday
9-11 am James McNeil
11 am-2 pm Emily Knoerr

Walk In Math Help in Residence Halls

Learning assistants are available to provide help for walk-in clients needing support with math. While no appointment is necessary, it is a first come, first served operation. The following tutors are available:

Location: Starin Residence Hall, First Floor Seminar Room
Wednesdays 8:30-10:30 pm:

Amanda McCormick

Location: Wells 14 Lab
Mondays-Wednesdays 8:30-10:30 pm:

Karen Solfest

Walk In Math Help in Hyland 1317

Learning assistants are available to provide help for walk-in clients needing support with math. While no appointment is necessary, it is a first come, first served operation. The following tutors are available:

Location: Hyland 1317

Mondays & Tuesdays  8:00-10:00pm

Promise Triplett

Michael Toth

MATH CLASSES FOR WHICH SUPPORT IS OFFERED, AND THE SPECIFIC MATH CENTER LEARNING ASSISTANTS FOR THOSE CLASSES
Course Tutors Available
40/41 Beg. Algebra Pedro Aranda, Haley Hentrich, Emily Knoerr, Amanda McCormick, Michael Toth, Karen Solfest, James McNeil, Benjamin Pike, Riley Harding, Nolan Pawelski, Haley Wiederhold, Daniel Lollar, Promise Triplett
141 Int. Algebra Pedro Aranda, Haley Hentrich, Emily Knoerr, Amanda McCormick, Michael Toth, Karen Solfest, James McNeil, Benjamin Pike, Nolan Pawelski, Haley Wiederhold, Daniel Lollar, Riley Harding, Promise Triplett
143 Finite Bus/SS Harsh Parik, Pedro Aranda, Haley Hentrich, Emily Knoerr, Amanda McCormick, Michael Toth, Haley Wiederhold, Nolan Pawelski, Karen Solfest
152 Elementary Functions Pedro Aranda, Haley Hentrich, Emily Knoerr, Amanda McCormick, Karen Solfest, James McNeil, Benjamin Pike, Riley Harding, Haley Wiederhold, Ben Quartemont, Promise Triplett
230/231 Statistics Amanda McCormick, Kristopher Heilman 
243 Short Calc for Bus/SS  
250 Applied Calc Survey Bus/SS Harsh Parik
253 Calc/Analytic Geo I Pedro Aranda, Haley Hentrich, Emily Knoerr, Amanda McCormick, Michael Toth, Karen Solfest, James McNeil, Nolan Pawelski, Daniel Lollar, Kristopher Heilman, Ben Quartemont, Angela Brandl, Haley Wiederhold, Benjamin Pike
254 Calc/Analytic Geo II Pedro Aranda, Haley Hentrich, Emily Knoerr, Amanda McCormick, Michael Toth, James McNeil, Daniel Lollar, Nolan Pawelski, Ben Quartemont, Riley Harding, Kristopher Heilman
255 Calc/Analytic Geo III Pedro Aranda, Haley Hentrich, Amanda McCormick, Michael Toth, Daniel Lollar, Benjamin Pike, Nolan Pawelski
280 Discrete Amanda McCormick, Michael Toth, Benjamin Pike, Daniel Lollar, Nolan Pawelski, Ben Quartemont, Haley Hentrich
301 Intro to Proof Daniel Lollar, Haley Hentrich, Michael Toth, Nolan Pawelski
342 Applied Stats Benjamin Pike
355 Linear Alg James McNeil, Emily Knoerr, Daniel Lollar, Nolan Pawelski, Benjamin Pike, Haley Hentrich
359 Math Modeling & Stats Nolan Pawelski, Haley Hentrich
442 Math Stats Amanda McCormick
452 Intro to Abstract Algebra  Nolan Pawelski, Haley Hentrich


MATH SUPPLEMENTAL INSTRUCTION SESSIONS

Abigail Horvath is a Supplemental Instruction Leader for Math 141 (Reilly). For more information about Amanda's session contact her at HorvathAI29@uww.edu. For SI session times and locations, please click here.

Abigail Horvath Abigail Horvath is a Supplemental Instruction Leader for Math 141 (Reilly). For more information about Amanda's session contact her at  HorvathAI29@uww.edu. For SI session times and locations, please click here.
amanda danno Amanda Danno is a Supplemental Instruction Leader for Math 41 (Toboyek). For more information about Amanda's session contact her at DannoAR06@uww.edu . For SI session times and locations, please click here.
Ben Pike is a Supplemental Instruction Leader for Math 254 (Letellier). For more information about Ben's session contact her at PikeBA21@uww.edu. For SI session times and locations, please click here.
Corissa Kressin Corissa Kressin is a Supplemental Instruction Leader for Math 141 (Reilly). For more information about Corissa's session contact her at KressinCD09@uww.edu. For SI session times and locations, please click here.
Kayla Fischer is a Supplemental Instruction Leader for Math 149 (Chaphalkar). For more information about Kayla's session contact her at FischerKA04@uww.edu. For SI session times and locations, please click here.
Leonard Brox is a Supplemental Instruction Leader for Math 41 (Grady). For more information about Leonard's session contact him atBroxLC18@uww.edu . For SI session times and locations, please click here.
Promise Triplett is a Supplemental Instruction Leader for Math 141 (Rahr). For more information about Promise's session contact her at TriplettPM25@uww.edu. For SI session times and locations, please click here.