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Walk-In Math Center

There is no cost for using the services. We work with all University of Wisconsin-Whitewater students free of charge.

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

WALK-IN MATH IN THE MARY POPPE CHRISMAN SUCCESS CENTER

Looking for a quiet place to study and ask questions about math? The Math Center, located in the Mary Poppe Chrisman Success Center, 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 Mary Poppe Chrisman Success Center is open 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 am - 12:00 am

Nicole MutchlerAlexander Veit

12 pm - 2:30pm

Erik Schmelling

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Reagan McCauley

3:30 pm - 5pm

Raegan McCauleyAnna Fry

5 pm - 6 pm

Anna FryBenjamin Johnson

6 pm - 9 pm

Benjamin JohnsonJulia Graybill

Tuesday
9 am - 10:30 am

Erik SchmellingAlexander Veit

10:30 am - 11:00 am

No One Available

11 am - 12:00 pm

Regan McCauley

12 pm - 3:30 pm

Brianna ElandDerek Ramsey

3:30 pm - 5 pm

Molly Robins

5 pm - 9 pm

Julia GraybillMichael Toth

Wednesday
9 am - 12:00 pm

Nicole MutchlerAlexander Veit

12 pm - 12:30 pm

Regan McCauleyAlexander Veit

12:30 pm - 3:30pm

Regan McCauley

3:30 pm - 5 pm

Michael Toth

5 pm - 6 pm

Erik SchmellingMolly Robbins

6 pm - 9:00 pm

Erik SchmellingAnna Fry

Thursday
9 am - 10:30 am

Erik SchmellingAlexander Veit

10:30 am - 11:00 am

No One Available

11 am - 12:00 pm

Regan McCauley

12 pm - 3:30pm

Breanna ElandDerek Ramsey

3:30 pm - 6 pm

Michael TothNicole Mutchler

6 pm - 7 pm

Michael Toth

7 pm - 8 pm

No One Available

Friday
9 am - 11:30 am

Molly Robins

11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Anna Fry

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: Wells 14 Lab

Wednesday 7:00-10:00pm

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 in Timmerman Auditorium

Mondays 7:00-10:00pm

MATH CLASSES FOR WHICH SUPPORT IS OFFERED, AND THE SPECIFIC MATH CENTER LEARNING ASSISTANTS FOR THOSE CLASSES
Course Tutors Available
40/41 Beg. Algebra Michael Toth, James McNeil, Promise Triplett, Molly Robbins, Derek Ramsey, Benjamin Johnson, Brianna Eland, Regan McCauley, Erik Schmelling, Nicole Mutchler
141 Int. Algebra Michael Toth, James McNeil, Molly Robbins, Derek Ramsey, Benjamin Johnson, Brianna Eland, Regan McCauley, Erik Schmelling, Nicole Mutchler
143 Finite Bus/SS Michael Toth, Derek Ramsey, Nicole Mutchler
152 Elementary Functions Molly Robbins, Derek Ramsey, Benjamin Johnson, Michael Toth, Brianna Eland, Regan McCauley, Nicole Mutchler
230/231 Statistics
243 Short Calc for Bus/SS The Calc 253 tutors should be able to help
250 Applied Calc Survey Bus/SS The Calc 253 tutors should be able to help
253 Calc/Analytic Geo I Michael Toth, James McNeil, Molly Robbins, Derek Ramsey, Benjamin Johnson, Brianna Eland, Regan McCauley, Erik Schmelling, Nicole Mutchler
254 Calc/Analytic Geo II Michael Toth, James McNeil, Derek Ramsey, Brianna Eland, Regan McCauley, Molly Robbins, Erik Schmelling, Nicole Mutchler
255 Calc/Analytic Geo III Michael Toth, Derek Ramsey, Regan McCauley, Nicole Mutchler
280 Discrete Michael Toth, Derek Ramsey, Brianna Eland, Regan McCauley, Erik Schmelling, Nicole Mutchler
301 Intro to Proof  Michael Toth
342 Applied Stats
355 Linear Alg Brianna Eland, Erik Schmelling, Nicole Mutchler
359 Math Modeling & Stats
361  Michael Toth
442 Math Stats  
452 Intro to Abstract Algebra