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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 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 STRATEGIESStudying Math is Different from Studying Other SubjectsMath 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  
9-10:45 am Pedro Aranda, Willard Robbins
11 am - 1:30 pm Daniel Richard, Pedro Aranda
1:30 - 2 pm Michael Toth
2-3:30 pm Michael Toth, Evan Czysz
3:30-5 pm Michael Toth, Willard Robbins
5-6 pm Willard Robbins, Benjamin Quartemont
6-8pm Benjamin Quartemont, Jesse McCann
Tuesday
9-10 am Karen Solfest
10-11:30 am Karen SolfestAmanda McCormick
11:30 am - 1:30 pm  Amanda McCormickWillard Robbins
1:30-2 pm Willard RobbinsPedro Aranda
2-3 pm

 Pedro ArandaBenjamin Quartemont

3-4 pm Benjamin QuartemontDaniel Richard
4-5 pm  Daniel Richard
5-8 pm Michael TothEvan Czysz
Wednesday
9-10:45 am Willard Robbins
11 am-1:30 pm Haley HentrichDaniel Richard
1:30-4 pm Stephanie Nigon, Michael Toth
4-5:30 pm Michael TothWillard Robbins
5:30-6 pm Willard Robbins, Emily Knoerr
6-8 pm Evan Czysz, Emily Knoerr
Thursday
9-10 am Karen Solfest
10-11:30 am Karen SolfestAmanda McCormick
11:30 am - 1:30 pm  Amanda McCormickWillard Robbins
1:30-2 pm Willard RobbinsPedro Aranda
2-3 pm

 Pedro ArandaBenjamin Quartemont

3-6 pm Benjamin QuartemontKaren Solfest
6-8 pm Haley Hentrich,
Friday
9 am - 12 pm Stephanie Nigon
12-2 pm Pedro Aranda

Walk In Math Help in Anderson library

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:

Sunday
6-10 p.m. 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 DayRobert Dugar, Haley HentrichEmily Knoerr, Amanda McCormick, , Daniel Richard, Paul Stephenson, Michael Toth, Karen Solfest, Willard Robbins, Kyle Huebner, Evan Czysz, and Edwin Wincek

141 Int. Algebra

Pedro Aranda, Joshua Day, Robert Dugar, Haley Hentrich, Emily Knoerr, Amanda McCormick, Daniel Richard, Paul Stephenson, Michael Toth, Karen Solfest, Willard Robbins, Evan Czysz, and Edwin Wincek

143 Finite Bus/SS

Pedro Aranda, Joshua DayRobert Dugar, Haley Hentrich, Emily Knoerr, Amanda McCormick, Daniel Richard, Paul Stephenson, Michael Toth, Karen Solfest,  and Edwin Wincek

152 Elementary Functions Pedro Aranda, Joshua DayRobert Dugar, Haley Hentrich,Emily Knoerr, Amanda McCormick, Daniel Richard, Paul StephensonKyle Huebner, Michael Toth, Karen Solfest, Willard Robbins, Evan Czysz, and Edwin Wincek
230/231 Statistics Amanda McCormick and Daniel Richard
243 Short Calc for Bus/SS Robert Dugar
250 Applied Calc Survey Bus/SS Joshua Day 
253 Calc/Analytic Geo I Pedro Aranda, Haley Hentrich, Emily Knoerr, Amanda McCormick, Daniel Richard, Paul Stephenson, Michael Toth, Robert "Noah" Padgett, Karen Solfest, Willard Robbins, and Edwin Wincek
254 Calc/Analytic Geo II

Pedro Aranda, Haley HentrichEmily Knoerr, Amanda McCormick,Daniel Richard, Paul Stephenson, Robert "Noah" Padgett, Michael Toth, Karen Solfest, Evan Czysz , and Edwin Wincek

255 Calc/Analytic Geo III Pedro Aranda, Joshua Day, Haley Hentrich, Emily Knoerr, Amanda McCormick, Daniel Richard, Paul Stephenson,Robert "Noah" Padgett, Michael Toth, Karen Solfest, Evan Czysz, and Edwin Wincek
280 Discrete Joshua Day,  Emily Knoerr, Amanda McCormickDaniel Richard, Michael Toth, Robert "Noah" Padgett, Karen Solfest, Evan Czysz, and Paul Stephenson 
301 Intro to Proof Joshua Day, Daniel Richard, Robert "Noah" Padgett, Evan Czysz, and Paul Stephenson
342 Applied Stats Daniel Richard and Robert "Noah" Padgett
353 Geometry Paul Stephenson 
355 Linear Alg Joshua Day, Daniel Richard, Robert "Noah" Padgett, Evan Czysz, and Paul Stephenson 
359 Math Modeling & Stats Paul Stephenson
421 Math for High School Teachers  Paul Stephenson 
442 Math Stats Daniel Richard
452 Intro to Abstract Algebra Joshua Da, Evan Czysz, y and Paul Stephenson

MATH SUPPLEMENTAL INSTRUCTION SESSIONS

Abigail Horvath

Abigail Horvath is a Supplemental Instruction Leader for Math (Riley) and 141 (Riley).

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 141 (Sedego).

For more information about Amanda's session contact her at DannoAR06@uww.edu . For SI session times and locations, please click here.

amanda mccormick

Amanda McCormick is a Supplemental Instruction Leader for Math 41 (Reilly).

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

Ashley Bartlett is a Supplemental Instruction Leader for Math 148 (Chaphalkar).

For more information about Ashley's session contact her at BartlettAE04@uww.edu . For SI session times and locations, please click here.

Corissa Kressin

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

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 and Math 254.

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

Haley Hentrich is a Supplemental Instruction Leader for Math 141 (Alder).

For more information about Haley's session contact her at HentrichHA12@uww.edu. For SI session times and locations, please click here.

Harsh Parikh is a Supplemental Instruction Leader for Math 250 (McFarland).

For more information about Harsh's session contact him at ParikhHR16@uww.edu . For SI session times and locations, please click here.

Jesse McCann is a Supplemental Instruction Leader for Math 41 (Reilly).

For more information about Jesse's session contact her at McCannJD20@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.

Payton Perry is a Supplemental Instruction Leader for Math 141 (Alder).

For more information about Payton's session contact her at PerryPM19@uww.edu. For SI session times and locations, please click here.

Promise Triplett is a Supplemental Instruction Leader for Math 41 (Rahr).

For more information about Promise's session contact her at TriplettPM25@uww.edu. For SI session times and locations, please click here.

Rachel Lewandowski is a Supplemental Instruction Leader for Math 141 (Toboyek).

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

Rachel Murphy is a Supplemental Instruction Leader for Math 141 (Rahr).

For more information about Rachel's session contact her at MurphyRM23@uww.edu . For SI session times and locations, please click here.

Robert "Noah" Padgett is a Supplemental Instruction Leader for Math 152 (Harlan, Lampe, and Staat).

For more information about Robert's session contact him at PadgettRN10@uww.edu. For SI session times and locations, please click here.

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

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