The Mathematics Tutoring Center (MTC) is located in Stillwell 455
The MTC is an associated service of the Writing and Learning Commons Group
Hours of Operation: This is the normal schedule of operation, subject to change due to tutors' schedules.
Each semester's schedule is posted inside the Center, so drop by to check for variations
. Summer Session schedule may vary.
||Hours of Operation
||9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
||9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
For questions about summer tutoring, please contact Ben Kearns, MTC Director ( firstname.lastname@example.org, 828-227-3830).
Tutors are available during these hours to help with homework, review concepts, help
with study skills, and answer questions about math courses. Students are welcome to
use the MTC as a study location so that a tutor is available if questions arise. Students
may attempt homework on their own, and then bring specific questions in for tutor
Students should come prepared to work, with their course textbook, class notes, their own calculator (if needed), and attempts
at homework problems. The MTC does not always have copies of all current textbooks,
so it is important for students to bring their own copy. Bringing attempted work,
even if it is incorrect, will help the tutor diagnose problems efficiently. Class
notes allow the tutor to follow the same approach as the instructor to avoid confusion.
The center also offers an individual tutoring program with regularly scheduled appointments
for students with a specific peer tutor. This program is available to students who
have tried the drop-in service and find that they need more structure and consistency
than drop-in tutoring. Most students find that the drop-in service will meet their
needs, once they develop a routine of attending.
In addition to tutoring, the resource center maintains a library of textbooks and
study guides for student reference.
1. Drop-in tutoring program: Peer tutors available during regular hours to help with homework, review concepts,
and study skills, and to answer questions about math courses.
2. Library: A library of textbooks and study guides is maintained for students, as supplement
to their regular textbook. Materials from this collection, or materials provided by
an instructor, may be checked out by students.
3. Study sessions: Organized on demand for special topics in regular courses or organized on a regular
basis as a supplement to courses. Tutors may be assigned to a particular course during
drop-in hours. Some study sessions develop spontaneously during the semester for some
Services of the MTC are advertised each semester by posted fliers, announcements by
faculty in relevant courses, over the campus communications, and in the student newspaper.
Visits to appropriate classes (math classes and study skills courses) are made by
the Director or trained student representatives. Fliers are available to academic
coordinators for Special Services and Athletics. Tutoring for math classes supervised
by another agency (i.e. Special Services) is coordinated through the Mathematics Tutoring
Math 170 Resources Page