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Math Drop-In Center


The Math Drop-in Center is open for the Fall 2023 semester!

Fall 2023 Schedule

We are open evening hours Sunday through Thursday, as well as daytime hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. During these hours, visit the Drop-in Center in CSI 101, or on Teams (online) using the link below.

  • Sundays 6pm-8pm
  • Mondays 6pm-8pm
  • Tuesday 11am-1pm, 2:30pm-4:30pm, 6pm-8pm
  • Wednesdays 1pm-3pm, 6pm-8pm
  • Thursdays 11am-1pm, 2:30pm-4:30pm, 6pm-8pm

To visit in-person, come to CSI 101  (the Feigenbaum Center) during the hours above. No appointment is needed!

For help online, click the sign in button below during the hours above. Fill in the sign-in form, then check your e-mail for a message describing how to proceed to our Teams Channel.

Sign in Here!

For each visit (in-person or online), please fill in a sign-in sheet. Make sure to bring your class notes, book, or other class materials that can help the tutors help you!

We will not be open when the campus is closed due to weather emergencies (check MCLA's home page: a top-of-screen ribbon announcement will appear in this case).

Fall 2023 Courses

At the Math Drop-in Center, we can help with any course with a MATH prefix (Math for Liberal Arts, Intro to Statistics, Math for Educators, PreCalc, Calc sequence, etc.). Additionally, we can help with some STEM courses. Below are courses outside of the math department that tutors can help with this semester.


o   Phys 131: General Physics I:  T Th 11-1; T 2:30-4:30; Sun-Thurs 6-8

o   Phys 151: Intro to Mechanics:  T Th 11-1; T 2:30-4:30; W 1-3; Sun-Thurs 6-8

o   Phys 140: Astronomy:  11-1 T, Th

Computer Science

o   CSCI 120: Programming in Python:  T 2:30-4:30; W 1-3; Th 11-1; Sun-Thurs 6-8

o   CSCI 243: Database Development:  T 2:30-4:30; W 1-3; Th 11-1; Sun-Thurs 6-8

o   CSCI 122: Java II:  T 2:30-4:30; Th 11-1; Sun, Tues, Thurs 6-8

o   CSCI 210: Networking Theory:  T 2:30-4:30; Th 11-1; Sun, Tues, Thurs 6-8

o   CSCI 336: Advanced Web Dev:  T 2:30-4:30; Th 11-1; Sun, Tues, Thurs 6-8

o   CSCI 452: Software Engineering:  T 2:30-4:30; Th 11-1; Sun, Tues, Thurs 6-8


o   Chem 150: Intro to Chem:  T 2:30-4:30; W 1-3; Th 11-1; Sun-Thurs 6-8


o   Econ 141: Macroeconomics:  T, Th 11-1

o   Econ 142: Microeconomics:  Th 11-1, T 2:30-4:30, Th 6-8


o   Phil 200: Logic and Critical Reasoning: T 11-1, T 2:30-4:30; W 1-3; Th 11-1; Sun-Thurs 6-8

General GRE:

o   Math Section: T 11-1, T 2:30-4:30; W 1-3; Th 11-1; Sun-Thurs 6-8


MCLA's Math Drop-in Center is a place for students with any questions related to mathematics. Among our tutors, we 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. Some of our tutors are also able to help with science courses and computer science courses. The Center is free for the MCLA community to use, and all MCLA students, faculty, and staff are welcome to drop in—no appointment necessary!

For any questions about the Math Drop-in Center, please email Dr. Liz Hartung at


How can I get the most out of my visit?

  • Fill in a Sign-In Sheet! You can do this online via the above link. You will be asked: (1) what course you're here for, and (2) who your professor is. We ask that you fill in a new sign-in sheet every time you visit; this is so we can better help you when you're here, and it's also so that we can continue to apply for grant funding to remain open. We also use our records of day/times of arrivals in making staffing and operational decisions.
  • Have your syllabus, textbook, class notes, homework and computer/calculator available if appropriate.
  • Come and use the space as a place to do homework. Work on your homework on your own, and then ask one of the peer tutors a question when you get stuck. When you do ask for help:
  • Have specific questions. It's not very helpful to tell the tutor you're confused about everything. It's much more helpful to have picked out particular homework problems you are stuck on or particular topics or examples you want explained.
  • Seek out other students in the Center or Channel who are in the same course as you. A lot can be accomplished by breaking out into small group chats/calls, and it makes good use of the time you're waiting for the tutor.
  • Even though the tutors are very good mathematics students, they are still students, and so there may be occasional questions they can't answer. Don't let this bother you; if you can't work through the material, just return when a more experienced tutor is available. Tutor bios with classes the tutors can help with are on this page below.
  • Don't ask tutors to help you with a take-home test. They are not allowed to do so.
  • Leave anonymous feedback after your tutoring session by following the form link that will be sent to you via e-mail, and that is available on the "General" Teams sub-Channel if you're an online visitor. Your tutors won't read your feedback directly: it goes to the faculty coordinator, who summarizes and paraphrases it at tutors' meetings.

Tips in this section were adapted from Hofstra University's page.

Where can I get general help with math and coding outside of the drop-in center's hours?


Ryan Bradley

Hi! I'm Ryan, I'm a computer science and math tutor. I first got into coding due to my hobbies (music, stocks and videogames)- I wanted to learn more about how what I love works. I stuck with coding because I fell in love with puzzle solving and working out complex systems. 

Ryan works Sundays and Tuesdays from 6-8pm.

Sam Broderick
Sam Broderick

Hi, my name is Sam Broderick and I am a Physics and Mathematics major at MCLA with a minor in Software Development. I have taken Calc I, Proof I, Java I, and Intro to Stats. I am currently taking Calc II, Calc III, Proof II, Intro to Mechanics, and History of Math. I also have experience with C++, Python, and SQL if you need help with programming.

Sam works Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays from 6-8pm.


Emily Downing, She/Her
Emily Downing headshot


Hi, my name is Emily Downing, and I am a Mathematics major here at MCLA. If you're looking for math help, I can assist with: Calc I-IV, Proof I-II, Linear Algebra, Abstract Algebra, Number Theory, Graph Theory, Geometry, History of Mathematics, Numerical Analysis, and Statistics and Data Analysis. I can also help with Intro to Chemistry I, Intro to Mechanics, Java I, Database Development, Systems Analysis and Design, Logic and Critical Reasoning, and I can help with coding in Python. I am also currently studying for my GREs if you would like a buddy to study with!

Emily works Wednesdays 1-3pm, and Monday-Thursday 6-8pm.

Cody Lucido Headshot Cody Lucido, he/him

After taking a break from school and working as a personal trainer for two years, I realized that math was my main passion for work and the career path I wanted to take. So I am now a transfer student at MCLA starting Fall 2022 and am looking forward to advancing my own knowledge of mathematics and helping others with the field as well. I've loved math ever since I started doing basic addition and subtraction problems in the first grade, it's just always come easily to me. I was in the top math class offered all the way up through school to AP Calculus senior year of high school. Some hobbies of mine are listening to music, Cross Country running, calisthenics or body weight training, Ultimate frisbee, tabletop gaming, playing old video games, and watching and dissecting movies. I hope I can be a valuable student and member of the Trailblazer Mathematics team at MCLA!

Cody works Tuesdays and Thursdays 11am-1pm.

Andrew LevesqueAndrew

Hello Everyone, My name is Andrew Levesque and I am a senior at MCLA. I am a Math major with the goal of becoming a teacher at the secondary level. I am willing to try and help out to the best of my abilities in all Math related subjects as my goal along with everyone else's is to try and help you.

Andrew works Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30pm-4:30pm.


Aris Yu, they/themAris Yu headshot

Hey! I'm Aris, a transfer student and computer science major. While my knowledge doesn't always correspond directly to the classes offered here, I'm most comfortable with calculus, statistics, and logic. I'm also proficient in Python, C++, and Java for any CS related questions you might have. If you have other topics you'd like help with, I'd be more than willing to take a look.

Aris works Tuesdays 2:30-4:30, Thursdays 11-1 and 6-8.


Encourage Your Students to Visit

Include this Blurb in your Syllabus

The Math Help Drop-In Center is now open in-person as well as virtually on Microsoft Teams! To get in-person help with any math question from any course, please visit the Feigenbaum Center for Science & Innovation, Room 101 during our open hours (which are always up-to-date on ). To get online help, follow the sign-in link at our website, then fill in the sign-in sheet and follow the instructions that arrive in your e-mail inbox. Our tutors are friendly, supportive, and ready to help!

Have a Tutor visit your Class!

Having a tutor visit your class is a quick, easy way to let your students know about the services we offer, where they can see a friendly face that might encourage them to visit. To organize a visit with a peer tutor in your course, please email Liz Hartung at

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 email Liz Hartung at