Mathematics

Announcements

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We hope that you all had successful midterm exams! Check here in a few weeks for announcements about our services during the last weeks of the semester.


NEW FOR FALL 2014! Online tutoring is now available! We have limited by-appointment hours for online tutoring in mathematics. Any student enrolled in mathematics at University Park campus or with World Campus is welcome to make an appointment with one of our online tutors. Visit our appointment scheduling system at http://psuup.mywconline.com.


JOIN OUR PIAZZA! Need a fresh perspective on a puzzling problem? Post to our Piazza!

Mathematics Support

We have several different ways for students at University Park or in World Campus courses to get help in mathematics. We offer drop-in tutoring in our University Park centers in Boucke and Sparks buildings; online tutoring for UP and World Campus students; and guided study groups for UP students in MATH 34, MATH 110, MATH 140, MATH 140B, MATH 141, MATH 200, and MATH 201. 

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.

Drop-in and online tutoring

Math tutoring can supplement regular class attendance by offering you a peer’s perspective on the mathematics in your course. Penn State Learning offers nearly 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. Our operating hours are:

220 Boucke (Math 004 through Math 200)

  • 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 can 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 have to sign up or make an appointment, 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.

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.

Penn State Learning tutors do not provide tutoring for classes beyond Math 251. To find help in courses beyond MATH 251, visit the Math Department’s Undergraduate Courses page and select the Fall 2014 private tutoring link near the bottom of the 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 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. You don’t have to sign up or make an appointment, all you have to is show up and join the group. 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.

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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