Mathematics

Announcements

Our mathematics drop-in tutoring will open for Summer Semester on June 16, 2014. We will be open from 7 PM - 9 PM on Sundays, and from 1 PM - 4 PM and 7 PM - 9 PM Mondays through Thursdays until August 13, 2014. We look forward to your visit!

Mathematics Support

Tutoring

Whether you are worried about succeeding in college-level math classes or simply want to improve you understanding, there is a place for you in our math learning communities. We are here to help you succeed. Math tutoring can supplement regular class attendance by offering you a peer's perspective on the mathematics in your course. Penn State Learning offers over fifty talented and caring tutors to lead our math learning community. Our tutors have taken many of the math courses at University Park, and they are trained to help you develop the understanding of the subject that you need to succeed.

How can math tutoring help?

 Our math tutors can,

  1. answer questions
  2. review material for quizzes and tests
  3. provide test preparation and test taking tips
  4. establish short and long term study goals
  5. review exams from the previous semesters

We also have review sheets and copies of old exams on reserve for your use. *Must have a valid student I.D. to check out materials on reserve.

How do you meet with a math tutor?

All you need to do is show up during our operating hours and a tutor will be waiting to assist you individually or in a small group. Math tutors do not provide tutoring for classes beyond Math 251. For help with these courses, visit the Math Department's Undergraduate Courses page and select the Spring 2014 private tutoring link near the bottom of the page.

How can I provide an evaluation of the math or statistics tutor who helped me?

To provide an evaluation of a math or statistics tutor, please complete the evaluation form.

Use Piazza as an alternative to drop-in tutoring

Mathematics tutors at Penn State also monitor a non-credit Piazza course for students who want to post questions but do not need an extended visit to the tutoring center. Visit our Piazza course today!

Has it been a while since your last math class?

Most people need to continually refresh their math skills in order to stay proficient. Click here for additional support materials to help you brush up on some essential skills that you may not have used in a while.

Interested in a Study Group instead?

Some students prefer to work in small groups 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. For more information about Guided Study Groups for mathematics courses, visit our Guided Study Group page.

Mathematics Instructor Office Hours

To find the office hours for mathematics instructors, please visit www.math.psu.edu/ug/courses and choose the office hours link near the bottom of the page.

Contact Information:

Duane Graysay
Office Address: 205 Boucke Building
814-865-1842 or dtg105(at)psu.edu 
814-865-1841 (student receptionist - 220 Boucke)


Subject Sessions

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