Mathematics

Announcements

Our tutoring center is closed for Maymester. We will reopen on Monday, June 15, 2015 for tutoring in mathematics up to MATH 251.

Online tutoring sessions for World Campus students will be available from May 18, 2015 through August 12, 2015. Students in World Campus mathematics can see a schedule of online sessions by creating an account at psuup.mywconline.com.

Guided Study Groups for mathematics meet regularly in Fall and Spring semesters. A schedule for GSG can be found here: http://pennstatelearning.psu.edu/guided-study-group-list

Mathematics Support

We have several different ways for students at University Park or in World Campus courses to get help in mathematics. Whether you are worried about succeeding in your mathematics 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.

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 and online 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 succeed. 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. Our operating hours are:

220 Boucke (Math 004 through Math 201)

  • Sunday, 6 PM - 10 PM
  • Monday through Thursday, 10 AM - 10 PM
  • Friday, 10 AM - 3 PM

7 Sparks (Math 220 through Math 251)

  • Sunday through Thursday, 6 PM - 10 PM

Online Tutoring

By appointment at psuup.MyWCOnline.com

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 201 should visit our tutoring center in 220 Boucke. Students in MATH 220 through MATH 251 should visit our tutors in 7 Sparks. You don’t need an appointment. Just visit us during our operating hours to participate in our learning community.

University Park and World Campus students in MATH 4 through MATH 141 can also make an appointment for an online tutoring session by visiting PSUUP.mywconline.com.

We do not tutor classes beyond Math 251. To find help in courses beyond MATH 251, visit the Math Department’s Undergraduate Courses page.

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!

Interested in a Study Group instead?

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 www.math.psu.edu/ug/courses.

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.

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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