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Mathematics Tutoring Center

MTC Summer 2021 Update

The Math Tutoring Center will have online drop-in tutoring and some appointments during Summer 2021. We will have some limited face to face tutoring as well. Please reach out to the MTC Director, Sibley Bryan at fsbryan@wcu.edu or 828-227-3830 with questions.

Summer ONLINE Drop-In Hours: Monday and Wednesday from 3pm-5pm and Tuesday and Thursday from 3pm-6pm.

Face to Face Tutoring Drop-In Hours: Monday through Thursday from 3:30pm-6pm in Killian Annex 214.

Online Drop-in Tutoring is available by clicking on the "Get Drop-in Help" Mondays and Wednesdays from 3pm to 5pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3pm to 6pm.

*Some limited Online Appointments are available starting soon. (See instructions on How to Make an Online Tutoring Appointment)

In addition to online appointments, students can access Brainfuse. Brainfuse is a free, online tutoring service.
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The Mathematics Tutoring Center (MTC), located in 214 Killian Annex, is an associated service of the Writing and Learning Commons Group.  We are located on the second floor of Killian Annex, and we are closely connected with the Math and Computer Science Department.

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Types of Tutoring Available

One-on-One Appointments: Some limited Online Appointments are available starting soon. Learn how to make an appointment through myWCU

Online Drop-in Tutoring:  Click on the "Get Drop-In Help" button at the top right of this page to enter the online drop-in room. Tutors are standing by to assist you Monday and Wednesdays from 3pm to 5pm and Thursdays from 3pm-6pm.

Face to Face Drop-in Tutoring: Monday through Thursday from 3:30pm-6pm in Killian Annex 214.

Hours of Operation

Summer 2021 Drop-In Tutoring Hours (subject to change): Face to Face 3pm - 5PM, Monday through Thursday.

The MTC Director can be reached in his office, by phone or email (828.227.3830 and fsbryan@wcu.edu), or alternatively you can reach out to his admin, Eve Cook,  at acook@wcu.edu. 


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Please Note: Students should attend their online appointments prepared to work.

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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.

 Additional Resources

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 go to the online drop-in tutors via the button at the top right of this page.  You will be admitted into the waiting room until the next available tutor 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, you can either come back or keep waiting. Our summer tutoring schedule is as follows: Face-to-Face Drop in Tutoring: 3:30pm-6pm, Monday through Thursday; Online Drop-in Tutoring: Mondays and Wednesdays 3:00pm-5pm & Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00pm-6pm. 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 so other options can be discussed by emailing him at fsbryan@wcu.edu.  You can also e-mail his admin, Eve Cook, at acook@wcu.edu and she can assist you.

 

Library:

The MTC library is currently unavailable 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 fsbryan@wcu.edu

Calculator Loans:

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.  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.

Test Preparation:

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.

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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.

Website and Video Resources:

Tutorial Math

SOS Math

Math World

Math is Fun

Purple Math

Khan Academy

Math.com

 *For other questions about mathematics tutoring, please contact Sibley Bryan, MTC Director (fsbryan@wcu.edu, 828-227-3830). 

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