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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 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.

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 - 10:30 am

Johnna Dykstra and Kayla Harrison

10:30 am - 11am

Kayla Harrison

11am – 12pm

Kayla Harrison & Preston Boudreaux 

12 pm - 1pm

Preston Boudreaux

1pm - 3pm

Regan McCauley and Cameron Gaulke

3pm - 4pm

Regan McCauley and Nicole Mutchler

4pm - 6pm

Nicole Mutchler and Josh Smith

6pm - 8pm

Nicole Mutchler and Erik Schmelling

Tuesday
9am - 10:30am

Evan Seghers and Timothy Richter

10:30am - 11am

Timothy Richter

11am - 12:30pm

Preston Boudreaux and Cameron Gaulke

12:30pm - 1pm

Jessica Johanning and Cameron Gaulke

1pm- 3pm

Yesas Yarlagada and Jessi Johanning

3pm - 5pm

Johnna Dykstra and Alex Veit

5pm - 6pm

Johnna Dykstra and Molly Robbins

6pm - 9pm

Johnna Dykstra, Molly Robbins, and Kayla Harrison

Wednesday
9am - 10:30am

Johnna Dykstra and Kayla Harrison

10:30am - 11am

Kayla Harrison

11am - 1pm Cameron Gaulke and Preston Boudreaux
1pm - 3pm

Yesas Yarlagada and Regan McCauley

3pm - 4pm

Regan McCauley and Nicole Mutchler 

4pm - 5pm

Nicole Mutchler and Josh Smith

5pm - 6pm

Benjamin Johnson, Nicole Mutchler, and Josh Smith

6pm - 6:30pm

Benjamin Johnson, Erik Schmelling, and Josh Smith

6:30pm - 8pm

Benjamin Johnson, Erik Schmelling, and Evan Seghers

8pm - 9pm

Erik Schmelling and Evan Seghers

Thursday
9am - 10:30am

Evan Seghers and Yesas Yarlagada

10:30am - 11am

NYesas Yarlagada

11am - 12:30pm

Preston Boudreaux and Cameron Gaulke

12:30pm - 1pm

Jessica Johanning and Cameron Gaulke

1pm - 2pm

Jessi Johanning and Evan Seghers

2pm - 3pm

EJessi Johanning

3pm - 4:30pm

Johnna Dykstra and Alex Veit

4:30pm - 7pm

Johnna Dykstra

Friday
9am - 12pm

Molly Robbins and Evan Seghers

12pm - 2pm

Nicole Mutchler

 

MATH

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:

Johnna Dykstra

Jessica Johanning

Timothy Richter

Nicole Mutchler

Molly Robbins

Julia Graybill

Preston Boudreaux

Cameron Gaulke

Evan Seghers

Yesaswini Yarlagada

Josh Smith

Benjamin Johnson

Alexander Veit

MATH CLASSES FOR WHICH SUPPORT IS OFFERED, AND THE SPECIFIC MATH CENTER LEARNING ASSISTANTS FOR THOSE CLASSES
Course Tutors Available
40/41 Beg. Algebra Molly Robbins, Regan McCauley, Erik Schmelling, Nicole Mutchler, Yesaswini Yarlagadda, Cameron Gualke, Evan Seghers, Johnna Dykstra, Jessica Johanning, Julia Graybill, Alex Veit, Preston Boudreaux, Josh Smith
141 Int. Algebra Molly Robbins, Regan McCauley, Erik Schmelling, Nicole Mutchler, Yesaswini Yarlagadda, Cameron Gualke, Evan Seghers, Johnna Dykstra, Jessica Johanning, Julia Graybill, Alex Veit, Preston Boudreaux, Josh Smith
143 Finite Bus/SS Nicole Mutchler
152 Elementary Functions Molly Robbins, Regan McCauley, Nicole Mutchler, Yesaswini Yarlagadda, Evan Seghers, Johnna Dykstra, Jessica Johanning, Julia Graybill, Alex Veit, Preston Boudreaux, Josh Smith 
230/231 Statistics
243 Short Calc for Bus/SS Cameron Gaulke (The Calc 253 tutors should also be able to help)
250 Applied Calc Survey Bus/SS Jessica Johanning (The Calc 253 tutors should also be able to help)
253 Calc/Analytic Geo I Molly Robbins, Regan McCauley, Nicole Mutchler, Yesaswini Yarlagadda, Preston Boudreaux
254 Calc/Analytic Geo II Regan McCauley, Molly Robbins, Nicole Mutchler, Cameron Gaulke, Evan Seghers, Julia Graybill, Preston Boudreaux, Josh Smith
255 Calc/Analytic Geo III Regan McCauley, Nicole Mutchler, Molly Robbins, Erik Schmelling,  Cameron Gaulke, Julia Graybill, Alex Veit, Preston Boudreaux
280 Discrete Regan McCauley, Nicole Mutchler, Molly Robbins, Yesaswini Yarlagadda, Cameron Gaulke, Alex Veit, Preston Boudreaux, Evan Seghers
301 Intro to Proof  Molly Robbins, Regan McCauley, Nicole Mutchler, Alex Veit
342 Applied Stats Yesaswini Yarlagadda, Cameron Gaulke
353 College Geometry Regan McCauley, Nicole Mutchler, Preston Boudreaux
355 Linear Alg Nicole Mutchler, Regan McCauley, Alex Veit, Evan Seghers, Yesaswini Yarlagada, Josh Smith
359 Math Modeling & Stats Regan McCauley, Nicole Mutchler, Molly Robbins, Preston Boudreaux
421 Math For High School Teachers 1 Regan McCauley, Nicole Mutchler, Preston Boudreaux
452 Intro to Abstract Algebra Regan McCauley, Alex Veit
453 Abstract Algebra Alex Veit
463 Complex Variables Alex Veit