Mathematics

Announcements

Mathematics tutoring in 220 Boucke, 7 Sparks, and online are now open for the semester. Don't wait until the week before the first midterm to come and see us! Successful students start studying on the first day of class. Visiting with our tutors every week throughout the semester will increase your chances of success on the quizzes and exams. We hope to see you soon!

Guided Study Groups will begin meeting on Sunday, January 25, 2015. 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. 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.

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

Guided Study Groups
CoursesDay/TimeLocationTutor/LeaderAvailable From
MATH 201Sun 6:30pm-7:30pm009 Life ScienceJamie Glass1/20/2015 to 5/8/2015
MATH 200Sun 8:00pm-9:00pm009 Life ScienceJamie Glass1/20/2015 to 5/8/2015
MATH 110 - Dr. LittleMon 1:25pm-2:25pm265 Willard (as of 1/21)Wendy Wu1/20/2015 to 5/8/2015
MATH 034Mon 3:35pm-4:25pm216 BouckeKatrina Rydzewski1/20/2015 to 5/8/2015
MATH 141Mon 6:00pm-7:30pm106 BouckeJenna Bednar1/20/2015 to 5/8/2015
MATH 110 - Dr. HagerMon, Tue, Wed 6:00pm-7:00pm106 OsmondJeff Ross1/20/2015 to 5/8/2015
MATH 110 - Dr. LittleTue 4:30pm-5:30pm002 Business (as of 1/21)Wendy Wu1/20/2015 to 5/8/2015
MATH 034Tue 6:15pm-7:15pm307 BouckeKatrina Rydzewski1/20/2015 to 5/8/2015
MATH 140Tue 6:30pm-8:00pm106 BouckeRyan Creedon1/20/2015 to 5/8/2015
MATH 110 - Dr. LittleWed 1:25pm-2:15pm251 WillardWendy Wu1/20/2015 to 5/8/2015
MATH 200Wed 6:00pm-7:00pm009 Life ScienceJamie Glass1/20/2015 to 5/8/2015
MATH 141BWed 7:00pm-9:00pm106 OsmondVincent Yang1/20/2015 to 5/8/2015
MATH 201Wed 7:30pm-8:30pm009 Life ScienceJamie Glass1/20/2015 to 5/8/2015
MATH 141Thu 6:00pm-7:30pm109 OsmondJenna Bednar1/20/2015 to 5/8/2015
MATH 034Thu 6:00pm-7:00pm307 BouckeKatrina Rydzewski1/20/2015 to 5/8/2015
MATH 140Thu 6:30pm-8:00pm115 OsmondRyan Creedon1/20/2015 to 5/8/2015
MATH 141BThu 7:00pm-8:30pm109 BouckeVincent Yang1/20/2015 to 5/8/2015