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.
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 Walk-in Math Center, located in The Mary Poppe Chrisman Success Center is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays, Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Fridays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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 |
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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 |
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:
Math Center Learning Assistants Hours of Availability | |
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Monday | |
9 am - 10 am |
Alex Veit |
10 am - 12pm |
Alex Veit and Cameron Gaulke |
12pm – 1:30pm |
Johnna Dykstra and Cameron Gaulke |
1:30pm - 2pm |
Johnna Dykstra |
2pm - 3pm |
Johnna Dykstra and Derek Ramsey |
3pm - 3:30pm |
Derek Ramsey |
3:30pm - 4pm |
Hang Yin |
4pm - 5:30pm |
Hang Yin and Zachary Jasinski |
5:30pm - 8pm |
Zachary Jasinski and Maggie Brill |
Tuesday | |
9am - 10am |
Evan Seghers |
10am - 11am |
Timothy Richter and Evan Segher |
11am - 12pm |
Kayla Harrison and Timothy Richter |
12pm - 2pm |
Josh Smith and Kayla Harrison |
2pm- 4pm |
Julia Graybill and Josh Smith |
4pm - 6pm |
Johnna Dykstra and Alex Veit |
6pm - 8pm |
Johnna Dykstra and Molly Robbins |
Wednesday | |
9am - 10am |
Alex Veit |
10am - 12pm |
Alex Veit and Cameron Gaulke |
12pm - 1:30pm | Cameron Gaulke and Johnna Dykstra |
1:30pm - 2pm |
Johnna Dykstra |
2pm - 3pm |
Johnna Dykstra and Derek Ramsey |
3pm - 3:15pm |
Derek Ramsey |
3:15pm - 4pm |
Hang Yin |
4pm - 5pm |
Hang Yin and Zachary Jasinski |
5pm - 8pm |
Zachary Jasinski and Kael Moran |
Thursday | |
9am - 10am |
Evan Seghers |
10am - 12pm |
Kayla Harrison and Evan Seghers |
12pm - 2pm |
Josh Smith and Kayla Harrison |
2pm - 1pm |
Jessica Johanning and Cameron Gaulke |
1pm - 2pm |
Jessi Johanning and Evan Seghers |
2pm - 4pm |
Julia Graybill and Josh Smith |
4pm - 6pm |
Alex Veit and Maggie Brill |
6pm - 7pm |
Maggie Brill |
Friday | |
9am - 12pm |
Molly Robbins |
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:
Molly Robbins | |
Kayla Harrison | |
Josh Smith | |
Zach Jasinski | |
Kael Moran | |
Rachel Fielding |