Welcome to the Math Center!
The Math Center is a cooperative initiative from The Center for Academic and Career Success and the Department of Mathematics. Working together, we've put together a dynamic learning center for anyone looking for extra help with math or math-based content. Operating on a drop-in basis, the Math Center provides free tutoring support to all CUA students- no appointment necessary. For the Fall 2020 semester, the Math Center will be entirely virtual, with all tutoring happening via Zoom. Select the appropriate links in the Fall 2020 Virtual Math Center Schedule, included below, to enter a virtual room and work with our highly-trained tutors, Math Department faculty, and CACS staff.
Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday, 3:00-9:00 pm (September 1-December 3)- Peer tutors will be available to support students via Zoom during the Math Centers' regular operating hours.
Fall 2020 Virtual Math Center Schedule
Use the embedded links in the Fall 2020 Virtual Math Center Schedule below to meet virtually with Math Center tutors via Zoom. Only authenticated users may join Zoom meetings, so please be sure to log into your CUA account.
The Math Center provides support for ALL math and math-based courses, including statistics. While the MC directly supports the courses below, please remember that you can visit the MC for other math-based courses as well.
- MATH 108 (Precalculus)
- MATH 110 (Finite Mathematics for Business and Economics)
- MATH 111 & 112 (Calculus I & II)
- MATH 114 (Stats: See Eleanor or Alyssa during hours below)
- MATH 121, 122, & 221 (Calculus and Analytic Geometry I, II, & III)
- MATH 168 (Mathematics in the Modern World: See Sparsh during hours below)
- MATH 175 (Mathematics in Politics: See Sparsh during hours below)
- MATH 187 (Introduction to Mathematical Thought: See Sparsh during hours below)
- MATH-222 (Differential Equations: See Jeanine during hours below)
- MATH 309 (Probability and Statistics for Engineers: See Sparsh, Jeanine, or Simone during hours below)
- ECON 223 (Statistics for Business and Economics: See Alyssa during hours below)
- PSY 322 (Introductory Statistics: See Alyssa during hours below)
- SOC 301 (Statistics and Analysis for Social Science I: See Alyssa during hours below)
For statistics-specific help (MATH 114), please visit Eleanor at the MC at the following times: Mondays, 4:00-5:00 pm, and Tuesdays, 3:00-6:00 pm. You can also join the discipline-specific statistics lab with Alyssa on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 3:00-6:00 pm.
Discipline-Specific Statistics Lab
For help specifically with ECON 223, SOC 301, and PSY 322, join the Discipline-Specific Statistics Lab on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-6:00 pm.
MATH 168, 175, & 187 Lab
For help specifically with MATH-222, please visit Jeanine at the MC Monday-Wednesday, 6:00-9:00 pm and Thursdays, from 3:00-4:00 pm and 7:00-9:00 pm.
For help specifically with MATH-222, please see:
- Sparsh- Monday-Thursday, 3:00-6:00 pm
- Jeanine- Monday-Wednesday, 6:00-9:00 pm and Thursdays, from 3:00-4:00 pm and 7:00-9:00 pm
- Simone- Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 7:00-9:00 pm
Faculty are available in the Math Center Monday-Thursday, 3:00-5:00 pm.
How can you benefit the most from the Math Center?
1) Remember to come prepared: When you visit the MC, bring your course materials (i.e., your book, your syllabus, your problem set, etc.). We're here to help you, but this is a lot easier to do if you've been diligent about attending class, taking notes, and practicing your math work in your study time. You may not know why you're struggling with a concept or a problem, but our team can help you more quickly and effectively if you've already started trying to help yourself!
2) Get engaged with the group: The MC staff will often work through problems with student groups, and as with all of your studies, this process can be truly beneficial if you really try to involve yourself in the process... ask questions, learn from others, and be an active participant.
3) Make math and the Math Center part of your routine: Just like any new skill set, developing your math skills takes time, and taking too much time away from building your skills will make you rusty to be sure! So, visit the MC often and regularly, spend a few minutes each day reviewing your notes, refreshing yourself on concepts, and doing practice problems. In short, make doing your math work part of your routine. Not only will you be reinforcing the right study habits, but you'll also be building your math skills and training your brain to DO MATH on command.