As the westernmost institution in the UNC system, Western Carolina University provides
educational opportunities to residents of the state’s western region and attracts
students from around the globe to explore the area’s vast resources.
At Western Carolina University, we view our admissions process as our opportunity
to build the community that defines our institution. We look for people eager to explore
and ready to redefine success.
Programs and courses at Western Carolina are designed to provide hands-on, applied
experience. Students engage with communities across the region as they practice their
profession in real-world environments.
Western Carolina’s unique mountain location helps fuel a vibrant campus community
with more than 170 student clubs and organizations as well as a busy performing arts
calendar and the campus’s own adventure guide service.
Western Carolina is home to 16 Southern Conference athletic teams with more than 375
student athlete competitors. WCU strives to inspire student-athletes to compete like
champions on the field and in the classroom.
Western Carolina was founded to serve the region it calls home, and that has not changed.
WCU continues to focus on regional development initiatives, engaged service and community
programs. It also partners with alumni and donors to ensure access to higher education
for deserving students in the region and beyond.
The Math Tutoring Center has transitioned to an online platform for tutoring. We currently
have virtual drop-in tutoring hours and some appointments. Students, faculty, and
staff can reach the director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828.227.3830.
As this is an evolving situation, check this page frequently for updates and additional
resources. Students should check their Catamount email regularly for information about
online MTC resources, updates, and announcements.
All MTC Tutoring staff are planning to work remotely until further notice. The MTC
Director can be reached in his office, by phone or email (828.227.3830 and email@example.com). Please watch THIS VIDEO for information on how to visit a drop-in tutor and/or schedule an online appointment
with one of our tutors.
Please Note: Students should attend their online appointments prepared to work.
While the MTC tutors are assisting you online, 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:
Peer tutors available during regular hours to help with homework, review concepts,
study skills, and to answer questions about math courses. Just VISIT OUR DROP-IN TUTORS. You will see tutors' names on the schedule as hyper-links that are clickable. Clicking
on a tutor's name should take you directly to their virtual drop-in waiting room until
they can let you in. 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 minute or two,
try another tutor's name on the schedule. Does the drop-in style not work so well
for you? Please let the Director know if you are having difficulty with the drop-in
model, so other options can be discussed by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The MTC library is currently unavialable to students, but you can email the Director,
Sibley Bryan, and he will work with you to virtually share helpful resources. Please call or email today! 828-227-3830 and email@example.com.
The MTC is not loaning out calculators during COVID-19. Please check with Huner 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. We also have several rooms in Killian Annex that are used for small group and one-on-one
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.
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.