For the Spring 2021 semester, we are open virtually as the Math Help Drop-In Channel on Microsoft Teams. To get free, friendly online help with any math from any course, go here anytime, fill out the sign-in form, and ask your questions: bit.ly/MCLA_math . For live response, tutors are online 4-9pm Sunday through Thursday.
After a successful first three years, MCLA is continuing to run the Mathematics Help Drop-In Center, a place for students with any questions related to mathematics. Due to COVID-19, we are protecting the health and safety of our tutors by temporarily operating as an online-only Microsoft Teams Channel.
Among our tutors, we have the ability to assist with the mathematics portions of problems from any course in any department on campus, as well as the ability to help students studying for the mathematics portions of exams like the MTEL, GRE, and TEAS. The Center is free for the MCLA community to use, and all Portal users are welcome to drop in—no appointment necessary!
Tips in this section were adapted from Hofstra University's page.
Amalia Badohu (2021) is a double major in chemistry and physics from Boston, MA. She has taken Calculus I-III, Intro to Mechanics, Intro E&M, Intro Chem I & II, and many other courses.
Amalia works Sundays 8-9pm and Mondays and Wednesdays 4-8pm.
Kelli works Sundays 6-8pm and Wednesdays and Thursdays 6-9pm.
Robert Leonard (2023) is a physics major from Watertown, MA. He has taken Intro to Mechanics, Intro to Waves, Optics, and Relativity, and Calculus 1-2. He can also help with Programming in Java 1-2. Robert is currently taking Intro to E&M, Intro to Statistics, and Calculus III. His hobbies include flute playing and exercise.
Robert works Mondays and Wednesdays 4-6pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays 8-9pm.
Dean Little (2021) is a double major in physics and biology with a minor in mathematics from Lowell, MA. He enjoys swimming and is interested in foreign languages. He has taken Calculus I-III, ODE, Intro E&M, and Mathematical Physics, and is currently enrolled in Partial Differential Equations, Calc IV, and Waves, Optics, and Relativity.
Dean works Sundays 4-6pm and Mondays 8-9pm.
Shantell Manzira (2022) is a double major in Mathematics and Secondary Education with a minor in Music from North Attleboro, Massachusetts. She has taken Precalculus, Physics of Superheroes, Intro to Mechanics, Calculus I & II, Proof I, and Linear Algebra, and is currently enrolled in Proof II and Calculus III. Shantell is also the president of the Mathematics Society. In her free time, she can found arranging music for the Allegrettos.
Shantell works Sundays 4-6pm and Sundays through Wednesdays 8-9pm.
Holly works Sundays 6-8pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-8pm.
Include This Blurb in your Syllabus
The Math Help Drop-In Center is now open virtually as the Math Help Drop-In Channel on Microsoft Teams! To get online help with any math question from any course, please follow this link: bit.ly/MCLA_math . Fill in the sign-in sheet and post your introductory message in the "Conversations" channel. From 4-9pm Sunday through Thursday, there will be student Tutors live on the Channel, ready to offer free, friendly and supportive help with math.
Use Pre-Tests in your Class
Ungraded pre-tests can often help students decide early whether they will need help with the mathematics that an upcoming course topic entails, and such evaluations can often be given in five minutes, or as take-home assignments. For templates on particular topics, please e-mail Erin Kiley at firstname.lastname@example.org .