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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 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 - 10 am

Johnna Dykstra

10 pm - 12pm

Johnna Dykstra & Preston Boudreaux 

12pm – 12:30pm

Jessica Johanning & Preston Boudreaux 

12:30 pm - 2pm

Jessica Johanning & Regan McCauley

2pm - 3pm

Regan McCauley & Mingtao Ruan

3pm - 4pm

Mingtao Ruan & Yesaswini Yarlagada

4pm - 6pm

Yesaswini Yarlagada & Cameron Gaulke

6pm - 9pm

Evan Seghers & Timothy Richter

Tuesday
9am - 10am

Nicole Mutchler

10am - 11am

Nicole Mutchler & Regan McCauley

11am - 12pm

Regan McCauley & Jessica Johanning

12pm - 1pm

Jessica Johanning & Benjamin Johnson

1pm- 3pm

Benjamin Johnson & Evan Seghers

3pm - 3:30pm

Evan Seghers

3:30pm - 5pm

Cameron Gaulke & Nicole Mutchler

5pm - 6pm

Julia Graybill & Cameron Gaulke

6pm - 9pm

Julia Graybill, Erik Schmelling & Timothy Richter

Wednesday
9am - 10pm

Johnna Dykstra

10pm - 12pm

Johnna Dysktra & Preston Boudreaux

12pm - 12:30pm Jessica Johanning & Preston Boudreaux
12:30pm - 2pm

Jessica Johanning & Regan McCauley

2pm - 3pm

Regan McCauley & Mingtao Ruan

3pm - 4pm

Mingtao Ruan & Yesaswini Yarlagada

4pm - 6pm

Yesaswini Yarlagada & Cameron Gaulke

6pm - 9pm

Julia Graybill, Benjamin Johnson & Molly Robbins

Thursday
9am - 10am

Nicole Mutchler

10am - 11am

Nicole Mutchler & Regan McCauley

11am - 12:00pm

Regan McCauley & Jessica Johanning

12pm - 1pm

Jessica Johanning & Benjamin Johnson

1pm - 3pm

Benjamin Johnson & Evan Seghers

3pm - 3:30pm

Evan Seghers

3:30pm - 5pm

Cameron Gaulke & Johnna Dykstra

5pm - 6pm

Cameron Gaulke & Anna Fry

6pm - 8pm

Anna Fry & Brianna Eland

Friday
9am - 10am

Molly Robbins 

10am - 11:30pm

Molly Robbins & Alexander Veit

11:30am - 1pm

Anna Fry & Alexander Veit

1pm - 2pm

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 or Fricker Hall

Monday 4:00-6:30pm (Wells 14 Lab)

Wednesday 5:00-7:30pm (Fricker Hall)

Benjamin Johnson - Math

JohnsonBR05@uww.edu

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

Brianna Eland - Math

ElandBM28@uww.edu

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, Benjamin Johnson, Brianna Eland, Regan McCauley, Erik Schmelling, Nicole Mutchler, Mingtao Ruan, Yesaswini Yarlagadda, Cameron Gualke, Evan Seghers, Johnna Dykstra, Jessica Johanning
141 Int. Algebra Molly Robbins, Benjamin Johnson, Brianna Eland, Regan McCauley, Erik Schmelling, Nicole Mutchler, Mingtao Ruan, Yesaswini Yarlagadda, Cameron Gualke, Evan Seghers, Johnna Dykstra, Jessica Johanning
143 Finite Bus/SS Nicole Mutchler
152 Elementary Functions Molly Robbins, Benjamin Johnson, Brianna Eland, Regan McCauley, Nicole Mutchler, Mingtao Ruan, Yesaswini Yarlagadda, Evan Seghers, Johnna Dykstra, Jessica Johanning
230/231 Statistics Benjamin Johnson
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, Benjamin Johnson, Brianna Eland, Regan McCauley, Erik Schmelling, Nicole Mutchler, Mingtao Ruan, Yesaswini Yarlagadda
254 Calc/Analytic Geo II Brianna Eland, Regan McCauley, Molly Robbins, Erik Schmelling, Nicole Mutchler, Benjamin Johnson, Mingtao Ruan, Cameron Gaulke, Evan Seghers
255 Calc/Analytic Geo III Regan McCauley, Nicole Mutchler, Molly Robbins, Erik Schmelling, Mingtao Ruan, Cameron Gaulke
280 Discrete Brianna Eland, Regan McCauley, Erik Schmelling, Nicole Mutchler, Molly Robbins, Yesaswini Yarlagadda, Cameron Gaulke
301 Intro to Proof  Molly Robbins, Regan McCauley, Nicole Mutchler
342 Applied Stats Yesaswini Yarlagadda
355 Linear Alg Brianna Eland, Erik Schmelling, Nicole Mutchler, Regan McCauley, Mingtao Ruan
359 Math Modeling & Stats Benjamin Johnson, Brianna Eland, Regan McCauley, Erik Schmelling
361 
442 Math Stats  Erik Schmelling
452 Intro to Abstract Algebra Regan McCauley, Erik Schmelling