Mathematics

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Mathematics Support

We have several different ways for students at University Park to get help in mathematics. Whether you are worried about succeeding in your mathematics classes or simply want to improve your understanding, there is a place for you in our math learning communities. We are here to help you succeed.

Successful students start studying for exams on the first day of class. Tutoring, study groups, and review sessions will be more effective if you visit every week.

Drop-in Tutoring

Tutoring will supplement your regular class attendance by offering a peer’s perspective on the mathematics in your course.  Penn State Learning offers talented trained tutors who are committed to helping you develop the understanding of the subject that you need to succeed.

We will open for Fall 2017 on Monday, August 28th.  Our operating hours for drop-in tutoring are:

220 Boucke (Math 004 through Math 141):

Sunday, 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Monday through Thursday, 10:00am - 10:00pm

Friday, 10:00am - 3:00pm

7 Sparks (Math 220 through Math 251):

Sunday through Thursday, 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Appointment Tutoring

If you would like to schedule an appointment, you can do so using our appointment scheduler called WCOnline.  Appointment tutoring for Math 004 through Math 141 is available in 220 Boucke during the following times:

Monday through Thursday,  7:00pm - 8:30pm

To use WCOnline:

1. Click here, then create a login using your PSU email address and a new password.  Select “Math Tutoring, 220 Boucke, Fall 2017” from the drop-down menu for the schedule.   Available time slots will appear in white. 
2. Select the appropriate tutor and click on an available time slot. A window will appear that will allow you to set the time you would like (no more than 30 minutes) and save the appointment. You should receive a confirmation email. 

Math 017 Tutoring

Due to the unique nature of the course, tutoring for Math 017 is more limited than for other courses.  If you would like tutoring for Math 017 please drop by 220 Boucke during any of the times listed below and one of our tutors will be able to help you.  You can also make an appointment through WCOnline (instructions above) with Rosalie on Tuesday nights between 7:00 - 8:30pm.

Sunday:

7:00 – 10:00pm

Monday:

7:00 – 10:00pm

Tuesday:

10:00 – 11:55am

2:55 – 10:00pm

Wednesday:

1:15 – 3:25pm

8:30 – 10:00pm

Thursday:

2:55 – 4:25pm

Friday:

10:00 – 11:05am

12:10 – 2:20pm

How does math tutoring help?

Our mathematics tutors can help you find answers to your questions, work with you to review material for quizzes and tests, provide you with test preparation and test taking tips, help you establish short and long term study goals, review exams from previous semesters, and much more.

How can you work with a tutor?

University Park students in courses between MATH 004 and MATH 141 should visit our tutors in 220 Boucke during our drop-in tutoring hours.  Students in MATH 220 through MATH 251 should visit our tutors in 7 Sparks. For help in other mathematics courses, please visit the Math Department’s Undergraduate Courses page.

Interested in a Study Group instead? (Fall and Spring only)

Some students also get help by working in a group with other students from their course. We offer Guided Study Groups in some mathematics courses for students who want to work with others under the guidance of a tutor. You don’t have to sign up or make an appointment - just show up and join the group. For more information about Guided Study Groups, including a complete schedule, visit our Guided Study Group page.

Mathematics Instructor Office Hours

Your instructor’s office hours are an important resource that you should use as part of your study strategy. A link to the schedule of office hours for the current semester can be found at https://math.psu.edu/undergraduate.

Contact Information:

Stephanie Blanda
Cocurricular Programs Coordinator, Math Learning Communities
Penn State Learning
Office: 205B Boucke
Phone: (814) 865-1842
Email: sab466@psu.edu