Face to Face (MASK REQUIRED) Tutoring Drop-In Hours: Monday through Thursday 9am-9pm and Friday 9am - 5pm in Killian Annex 214.
*Some limited Online Appointments are available starting soon. (See instructions on How to Make an Online Tutoring Appointment)
The Mathematics Tutoring Center (MTC) is an associated service of the Writing and Learning Commons Group. We are located at 214 Killian Annex and are closely connected with the Math and Computer Science Department.
One-on-One Appointments: Some limited Online Appointments are available starting soon. Learn how to make an appointment through myWCU
Online Drop-in Tutoring: Currently unavailable
Face to Face Drop-in Tutoring: Beginning January 17th, Monday through Thursday from 9am-9pm in Killian Annex 214 and 9am-5pm Friday.
Please Note: Students should attend their online appointments prepared to work.
While the MTC tutors are assisting you online or in person, it is extremely important that you have been consistently following the direction of the faculty member who is teaching your course(s). That means completing or attempting to complete your assignments, participating in class, and following whatever your instructor, lecturer, or professor has outlined as the expectations for your success in the course(s).
Our MTC tutors will not do your work for you. We can offer assistance, but students must be the ones doing the coursework. If you have questions about a homework problem, a mathematical concept, or class assignment, we expect you to have tried to complete these things on your own. Having struggled with the material before you schedule an appointment with us will actually help us do our job. You will not learn mathematics without some effort on your part as the student, so please keep that in mind while you are working with our tutors. Bring your specific questions to your appointment so that you can let the tutor know exactly where you are getting frustrated, confused, or lost. We don't always know all of the answers, but we can help you work through a challenging problem so you can hopefully complete the next one on your own.
Drop-in Tutoring Program:
WE WANT YOU TO DROP IN TO SEE US! Peer tutors are available during regular hours to help with homework, review concepts, study skills, and to answer questions about math courses. Just go to Killian Annex 214. Please be aware that you must be wearing a face covering. Please check in at the Kiosk and if you are not sure about something please just ask someone in the Center for assistance. PLEASE BE PATIENT, as our tutors can typically only take one client in at a time; if you find yourself waiting for longer than a few minutes, you can either come back or keep waiting. We will be tutoring from 12pm-5pm during the first week of classes, but will return to our normal hours of operation on January 17th. These hours may shift at the beginning and end of the semester, or over the course of the semester in response to how busy we are. If this schedule does not work for you, please let the Director know your concerns so other options can be discussed. You can reach out to Sibley Bryan, MTC Director, by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also e-mail the MTC ASA, Eve Cook, at email@example.com and she can assist you.
The MTC library is full of resources and you can email the Director, Sibley Bryan, and he will work with you to share these helpful resources. Please call or email today! 828-227-3830 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
The MTC is not loaning out calculators during COVID-19. Please check with Hunter Library for long-term calculator loans.
Course-Specific Tutoring Appointments:
Make an appointment today! Although we are mainly a drop-in tutoring center, we do have some tutors who are able to offer appointments, in addition to their drop-in schedule. Be aware that one on one appointments may not be available for your math course. Most of our appointments are for 100-level MATH courses. We also have several rooms in Killian Annex that are used for small group and one-on-one tutoring sessions.
Visits to appropriate classes:
At the beginning of each Fall and Spring semester, visits to 100-level mathematics courses are made by the Director or trained MTC student representatives.
The MTC offers help with studying for the GRE, LSAT, and MCAT exams. Visit our Graduate and Professional Exam Preparation page to learn more.
Before becoming a tutor, students must be eligible for Student Employment. Please familiarize yourself with the Student Emplyment Procedure and Eligibiltiy Requirements before applying to the MTC.
A student's first and best resource for their mathematics course is the professor or instructor teaching the course. Students should make every effort to meet with their professor or instructor, early on in the semester, if and when they feel the need, as a best practice for student success. Keep in mind that there is no substitute for: showing up for class prepared, engaging in classroom lectures, participating in discussions and completing assignments, doing the homework, reading the textbook(s), taking good notes, and asking questions. Below, you will find a list of decent websites that can assist with understanding certain mathematical concepts, but always consult with your professor before using these resources so that you understand their preferred methods and practices.
*For other questions about mathematics tutoring, please contact Sibley Bryan, MTC Director (email@example.com, 828.227.3830).