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 Spring 2021 semester, the Math Center will be entirely virtual, with all tutoring happening via Zoom. Select the appropriate links in the Spring 2021 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
For the Spring 2021 semester, the Math Center is open Monday-Thursday, 3:00-9:00 pm (January 25-April 29). Peer tutors are available to support students via Zoom during the Math Centers' regular operating hours. Additionally, CUA Math Department faculty are available to support students Monday-Thursday, 3:00-5:00 pm.
Please note that the Math Center follows the university schedule and is not open on university holidays.
Spring 2021 Virtual Math Center Schedule
Use the embedded links in the Spring 2021 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 you to use into CUA account to access tutors via the provided zoom links.
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 R. during hours listed above)
- MATH 121, 122, & 221 (Calculus and Analytic Geometry I, II, & III)
- MATH 168 (Mathematics in the Modern World: See Sparsh during hours listed above)
- MATH 175 (Mathematics in Politics: See Sparsh during hours listed above)
- MATH 187 (Introduction to Mathematical Thought: See Sparsh G. during hours listed above)
- MATH-222 (Differential Equations: See Jeanine R. during hours listed above)
- MATH 309 (Probability and Statistics for Engineers: See Sparsh or Jeanine during hours listed above)
- ECON 223 (TBA)
- PSY 322 (TBA)
- SOC 301 (TBA)
Discipline-Specific Statistics Lab
For help specifically with ECON 223, SOC 301, and PSY 322, join the discipline specific statistics drop-in lab TBA for Spring 2021.
MATH 168, 175, & 187 Lab
For help specifically with MATH-222, please visit Jeanine at the MC (see Spring 2021 MC schedule above for times).
For help specifically with MATH-222, please see:
- Sparsh (see Spring 2021 MC schedule above for times)
- Jeanine (see Spring 2021 MC schedule above for times)
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.