Mathematics

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Mathematics tutoring is now open for Maymester

3 PM - 5 PM Monday through Thursday in 220 Boucke

Come in and see us!

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 for Summer 2016  will be:

220 Boucke (Math 004 through Math 141)

  • May 16 through June 24: Monday through Thursday, 3 PM - 5 PM
  • June 29 through August 10: Monday through Thursday, 12 PM - 5 PM

7A Sparks (Math 220 through Math 251)

  • Closed until Fall 2016

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 7A Sparks. You don’t need an appointment. Just visit us during our operating hours to participate in our learning community.

During the Fall and Spring semesters we will also be tutoring MATH 310, MATH 311, MATH 312, and MATH/STAT 414 by request. For help in other mathematics courses, please visit the Math Department’s Undergraduate Courses page.

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
814-865-1841 (student receptionist - 220 Boucke)