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QUAC: Math Drop-In Center

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New in Fall 2017, MCLA is piloting a Mathematics Help Drop-In Center, a place for students with any questions related to mathematics. Peer tutors will be available in the Center for 17 hours per week, sometimes with more than one tutor present, and have the ability to assist with the mathematics portions of problems from any course in any department on campus, as well as the ability to help students studying for the mathematics portions of exams like the MTEL, GRE, and TEAS. The Center is free for the MCLA community to use, and all are welcome to drop in--no appointment necessary!

Location

The Center is located in the Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation, Room 101.

Hours

When classes are in session, the Center will be open on the following weekdays:

  • Mondays, 4 - 8 p.m.
  • Tuesdays, 12 - 2 and 4 - 7 p.m.
  • Wednesdays, 3 - 6 p.m.
  • Thursdays, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 5 - 7 p.m.

Attention: The Drop-In Center will not be open from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21. It will be open from 12-2.

Ways to Encourage Your Students to Visit

Include This Blurb in your Syllabus

For help with mathematics, please visit MCLA’s Mathematics Help Drop-In Center, located in CSI 101. There you will find trained peer tutors who can help you with all matters related to math, from figuring out where to start, to firming up a shaky background, to practicing concepts and studying for exams. For information such as this semester’s hours of operation, please visit the Math Help Drop-In Center's website at mcla.edu/mathcenter

Invite a Tutor to Visit your Class

Have a friendly math tutor visit your class for a 15-minute presentation on the services the Math Help Drop-In Center offers. To schedule a class visit, please e-mail Liz Hartung at E.Hartung@mcla.edu

Use Pre-Tests in your Class

Ungraded pre-tests can often help students decide early whether they will need help with the mathematics that an upcoming course topic entails, and such evaluations can often be given in five minutes, or as take-home assignments. For templates on particular topics, please e-mail Liz Hartung at E.Hartung@mcla.edu.

Invite Your Class to the Drop-In Center

Beginning a unit where the math is typically the students' biggest stumbling block? Schedule an after-hours help session inside the Drop-In Center! Tutors will meet with you beforehand, and will be on hand to help you help your students. To schedule a session, please email Liz Hartung at E.Hartung@mcla.edu

Hand Out Promotional Materials

If you'd like informational bookmarks, brochures and other such items to give to your students, please contact Liz Hartung at E.Hartung@mcla.edu.