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 5-9pm 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.
Cady Churns is a physics major with a minor in mathematics from Nantucket, MA. She has taken Calculus 1-3, Proof 1, Mathematical Physics, Intro to Mechanics, Intro to E&M, and Intro to Waves, Optics and Relativity, and is currently enrolled in ODE and Intro to statistics.
Cady works Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 7-9pm.
Kelli Garrant (2021) is a senior math major with a computer science minor. She has taken every math course offered this semester, and has experience with computer programming.
Kelli works Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
Robert Leonard (2023) is a physics major from Watertown, MA. He has taken Intro to Mechanics, Intro to WOR, Intro to E&M, Intro to Statistics and Calculus 1-3. He can also help with Programming in Java 1-2 and C++. Robert is currently taking Modern Physics, Differential Equations, and Object Oriented Design. His hobbies include flute playing and exercise. He is also the treasurer for the Society of Physics Students.
Robert works Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 7-9pm.
Holly Swanson is a computer science major and IT, math, and business administration
minor from Poquoson, VA. She has taken Intro to Statistics, Calculus I-II, Intro.
to Mechanics, and Physics for Superheroes.
Holly works Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 5-7pm.
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 5-9pm 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 .