Walk-In Math Center

Academic Support Center, McCutchan Hall

Walk-In Math Center

The Academic Support Center offers various assistance for math:

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 Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 2 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-latter 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
2011-2012 2.8 2.5
2010-2011 2.8 2.6
2009-2010 2.7 2.3

MATH CENTER LEARNING ASSISTANTS HOURS OF AVAILABILITY

Monday  
9-10:30 am Daniel Richard
10:30-11 am
11-12 pm Kevin Rickert, Samantha Ramsdell
12-2 pm Dean Bartel, Pedro Aranda
2-3 pm Dean Bartel, Katie Poch
3-3:30 pm Joshua Day, Katie Poch
3:30-4 pm Joshua Day
4-6 pm Joshua DayEdwin Wincek
6-8 pm Amanda McCormickKevin Rickert
Tuesday
9-10 am Samantha Ramsdell
10-10:30 am Samantha RamsdellPedro Aranda
10:30-12 pm Pedro Aranda, Erika Pospichal
12-12:30 pm Erika PospichalKatie Poch
12:30-2 pm Erika PospichalKatie Poch, Ellen Jilek
2-3:30 pm Samantha RamsdellAubree Freeman
3:30-6 pm Erika PospichalDaniel Richard
6-7 pm Katie StewartKevin Rickert
7-8 pm Kevin Rickert
Wednesday
9-11 am Qining Fan
11-12 pm Qining FanKevin Rickert
12-1 pm Kevin RickertDean Bartel
1-3 pm Dean Bartel, Robert Dugar
3-6 pm Joshua DayAmanda McCormick
6-7 pm Katie StewartSamantha Ramsdell
7-8 pm Samantha RamsdellAshley Herzog
Thursday
9-10 am Samantha Ramsdell
10-10:30 am Samantha RamsdellPedro Aranda
10:30-11 am Pedro Aranda, Ellen Jilek
11-12 pm Pedro ArandaJoshua Day, Ellen Jilek
12-12:30 pm

Joshua Day, Paul Stephenson, Ellen Jilek

12:30-2 pm Joshua DayPaul Stephenson
2-3:30 pm Aubree FreemanErika Pospichal
3:30-5 pm Erika PospichalDaniel Richard
5-7 pm Daniel RichardChris Hautala
Friday
9-10 am Edwin Wincek
10-11 pm Edwin WincekPaul Stephenson
11-2 pm am Paul Stephenson

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, Joshua Day, Dean Bartel, Robert Dugar, Qining Fan, Haley Fischer, Aubree Freeman, Chris Hatcher, Chris Hautala, Haley Hentrich, Ashley Herzog, Ellen Jilek, Zachary Kemp, Emily Knoerr, Nichole Lattin, Amanda McCormick, Samantha McCumber, Phuong Nguyen, Erika Pospichal, Daniel Richard, Paul Stephenson, Katie Stewart and Edwin Wincek

141 Int. Algebra

Pedro Aranda, Joshua Day, Dean Bartel, Robert Dugar, Qining Fan, Haley Fischer, Aubree Freeman, Chris Hatcher, Chris Hautala, Haley Hentrich, Ashley Herzog, Ellen Jilek, Zachary Kemp, Emily Knoerr, Nichole Lattin, Amanda McCormick, Samantha McCumber, Phuong Nguyen, Erika Pospichal, Daniel Richard, Paul Stephenson, Katie Stewart and Edwin Wincek

143 Finite Bus/SS

Pedro Aranda, Joshua Day, Dean Bartel, Robert Dugar, Qining Fan, Haley Fischer, Aubree Freeman, Chris Hatcher, Chris Hautala, Haley Hentrich, Ashley Herzog, Ellen Jilek, Zachary Kemp, Emily Knoerr, Nichole Lattin, Amanda McCormick, Samantha McCumber, Phuong Nguyen, Erika Pospichal, Daniel Richard, Paul Stephenson, Katie Stewart and Edwin Wincek

148 Elem. I Aubree Freeman
149 Elem. II Aubree Freeman
152 Elementary Functions Pedro Aranda, Joshua Day, Dean Bartel, Robert Dugar, Qining Fan, Haley Fischer, Aubree Freeman, Chris Hatcher, Chris Hautala, Haley Hentrich, Ashley Herzog, Ellen Jilek, Zachary Kemp, Emily Knoerr, Nichole Lattin, Amanda McCormick, Samantha McCumber, Phuong Nguyen, Erika Pospichal, Daniel Richard, Paul Stephenson, Katie Stewart and Edwin Wincek
230/231 Statistics Amanda McCormick and Daniel Richard
243 Short Calc for Bus/SS Robert Dugar, Qining Fan, Chris Hatcher and Phuong Nguyen
250 Applied Calc Survey Bus/SS Joshua Day
253 Calc/Analytic Geo I Pedro Aranda, Joshua Day, Dean Bartel, Haley Fischer, Aubree Freeman, Chris Hautala, Haley Hentrich, Ashley Herzog, Ellen Jilek, Zachary Kemp, Emily Knoerr, Amanda McCormick, Erika Pospichal, Daniel Richard, Paul Stephenson, Katie Stewart, Edwin Wincek
254 Calc/Analytic Geo II

Pedro Aranda, Joshua Day, Dean Bartel, Haley Fischer, Aubree Freeman, Chris Hautala, Haley Hentrich, Ellen Jilek, Emily Knoerr, Amanda McCormick, Erika Pospichal, Daniel Richard, Paul Stephenson, Katie Stewart and Edwin Wincek

255 Calc/Analytic Geo III Pedro Aranda, Joshua Day, Dean Bartel, Haley Fischer, Aubree Freeman, Chris Hautala, Haley Hentrich, Ellen Jilek, Emily Knorr, Nichole Lattin, Amanda McCormick, Daniel Richard, Paul Stephenson, Katie Stewart and Edwin Wincek
280 Discrete Joshua Day, Dean Bartel, Haley Fischer, Aubree Freeman, Chris Hautala, Ellen Jilek, Emily Knoerr, Amanda McCormickErika Pospichal, Daniel Richard, Paul Stephenson and Katie Stewart
301 Intro to Proof Joshua Day, Dean Bartel, Haley Fischer, Aubree Freeman, Chris Hautala, Ellen Jilek, Nichole Lattin, Daniel Richard, Paul Stephenson and Katie Stewart
342 Applied Stats Daniel Richard
353 Geometry Dean Bartel, Paul Stephenson and Katie Stewart
355 Linear Alg Joshua Day, Dean Bartel, Aubree Freeman, Chris Hautala, Ellen Jilek, Nichole Lattin, Daniel Richard, Paul Stephenson and Katie Stewart
359 Math Modeling & Stats Dean Bartel, Haley FischerChris Hautala, Paul Stephenson and Katie Stewart
361 Diff Equations Ellen Jilek and Nichole Lattin
421 Math for High School Teachers Dean Bartel, Paul Stephenson and Katie Stewart
441 Probability Theory Chris Hautala and Katie Stewart
442 Math Stats Daniel Richard
452 Intro to Abstract Algebra Joshua Day, Dean Bartel, Paul Stephenson and Katie Stewart
453 Abstract Algebra Dean Bartel
458 Applied Math Analysis Ellen Jilek
463 Complex Variables Ellen Jilek and Nichole Lattin
471 Numerical Analysis Ellen Jilek

MATH SUPPLEMENTAL INSTRUCTION SESSIONS

Abby Jung

Abby Jung is a Supplemental Instruction Leader for Math 41 (Rahr) and Math 41 (Reilly).

For more information about Abby's session contact her at JungAL27@uww.edu. For SI session times and locations, please click here.

amanda mccormick

Amanda McCormick is a Supplemental Instruction Leader for Math 141 (Sedegho).

For more information about Amanda's session contact her at McCormicAL11@uww.edu. For SI session times and locations, please click here.

Ashley Herzog is a Supplemental Instruction Leader for Math 141 (Staat), Math 141 (Samaranayake), Math 141 (Chen), Math 141 (Pandiyan), Math 141 (Harlan) and Math 141 (Stamm).

For more information about Ashley's session contact her at HerzogAL21@uww.edu. For SI session times and locations, please click here.

Caryn Names is a Supplemental Instruction Leader for Math 143 (Ahmadi) and Math 143 (McFarland).

For more information about Caryn's session contact her at NamesCK25@uww.edu. For SI session times and locations, please click here.

Chris Hautala is a Supplemental Instruction Leader for Math 152 (Felcyn) and Math 152 (Pandiyan).

For more information about Chris's session contact him at HautalaCD03@uww.edu. For SI session times and locations, please click here.

Corissa Kressin

Corissa Kressin is a Supplemental Instruction Leader for Math 41 (Rahr) and Math 41 (Reilly).

For more information about Corissa's session contact her at KressinCD09@uww.edu. For SI session times and locations, please click here.

Edwin Wincek is a Supplemental Instruction Leader for Math 253 (Samaranayake), Math 253 (Lampe) and Math 253 (Letellier).

For more information about Edwin's session contact him at WincekEJ22@uww.edu. For SI session times and locations, please click here.

Haley Fischer

Haley Fischer is a Supplemental Instruction Leader for Math 41 (Grady).

For more information about Haley's session contact her at FischerHE16@uww.edu. For SI session times and locations, please click here.

Jaclyn Krizka is a Supplemental Instruction Leader for Math 141 (Sedegho).

For more information about Jaclyn's session contact her at KrizkaJM25@uww.edu. For SI session times and locations, please click here.

Jenna Hoeffert is a Supplemental Instruction Leader for Math 41 (Reilly).

For more information about Jenna's session contact her at HoeffertJL31@uww.edu. For SI session times and locations, please click here.

Josh Day is a Supplemental Instruction Leader for Math 250 (McFarland) and Math 254 (Letellier).

For more information about Josh's session contact him at DayJA10@uww.edu.For SI session times and locations, please click here.

Kendra Karleski is a Supplemental Instruction Leader for Math 243 (Ahmadi).

For more information about Kendra's session contact her at KarleskiKA19@uww.edu. For SI session times and locations, please click here.

Paul Stephenson is a Supplemental Instruction Leader for Math 141 (Drucker), Math 141 (Stamm), Math 141 (Samaranayake), Math 141 (Chen), Math 141 (Pandiyan), Math 141 (Harlan) and Math 141 (Stamm).

For more information about Paul's session contact him at StephensPR04@uww.edu. For SI session times and locations, please click here.

Rachel Lewandowski is a Supplemental Instruction Leader for Math 41 (Rahr).

For more information about Rachel's session contact her at LewandowRH07@uww.edu. For SI session times and locations, please click here.

Rachel Saueressig is a Supplemental Instruction Leader for Math 141 (Bruns) and Math 152 (Bruns).

For more information about Rachel's session contact her at SaueressRL13@uww.edu. For SI session times and locations, please click here.

Robert Dugar is a Supplemental Instruction Leader for Math 141 (Reilly).

For more information about Robert's session contact him at DugarRA25@uww.edu. For SI session times and locations, please click here.

Stephanie Nigon

Stephanie Nigon is a Supplemental Instruction Leader for Math 243 (Ahmadi).

For more information about Stephanie's session contact her at NigonSR12@uww.edu. For SI session times and locations, please click here.

 

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 Learning

Be 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.

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