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# Mathematics Support Center

## Corona Virus Response

### MSC2 is on Pause until Fall. the Zoom Meeting Room remains available. It was Tue, 07 Jul 2020 11:55:55 GMT when this page was last loaded/refreshed in your browser.

For tips, tricks, and Gotchas about Zoom, check out ZoomSkilz.ref2.net . We are supporting people in time zones around the planet and are trying to keep the General Math Support Center Zoom Meeting alive 24/7. You can join the General Math Support Center Zoom Meeting at any time, with tutors available according to the published schedule. Someone may be in the Meeting at other times. Our schedule will adapt as we learn what you need.

### MSC2 Zoom Meetings:

 MSC2 Closes the final week of Classes . Why? To avoid helping inappropriately given the variety of Semester End Assesments.
SECOND: Join an MSC2 Zoom Meeting below...
General Math Support Center
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/761478873.
Meeting Room available: Almost any time, day or night.
Priority Availability: NONE (CLOSED as of 13 May 2020)

MATH1106
Meeting Room available: CLOSED
Availability: NONE
(CLOSED as of 13 May 2020)

### Configuration Tips:

Use internet audio if you can. To avoid audio feedback issues, when you enter the meeting your settings default to audio only, with your audio muted.
You can elect to turn on your audio as desired.
The Zoom Meeting ID may change.

### Want to give us feedback and/or voice concerns?

We very much appreciate any feedback you may have, so we can be more supportive and helpful in these weird times! To do that, you can:

1. talk to any of the tutors in the Zoom meeting
2. email Henrique (hcz5) or Sonya (sab444) or Dick (ref2)
3. use this anonymous form: https://forms.gle/jAchmvfzrhEHB1Lp8
If you have any concerns, especially on circumstances that may prevent you from getting the help you need, please make sure to email Henrique or Sonya or Dick about it (else, it'll be harder for us to get back to you and figure something out!)

### Here are some COVID-19 references:

• COVID-19 Status in Ithaca:
• COVID-19 Data, Visualizations, web coding strategies for private personalized results and more:
• For further reading: Fine journalism with most COVID-19 articles no longer behind a paywall:
What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus - The Atlantic
• Empowering Talk: COVID-19 - Dr. David Price - Pulmonary & Critical Care at Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City.
• Still further Reading: From Wired Magazine, also no longer behind their paywall:
• Data for you: Ongoing contributions in data collection, curation, analysis and visualization surrounding COVID-19
• Models and visualizations:

Disclaimer: My daughter-in Law, Sarah Laskow, is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where she oversees the Science section.

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Algebra And Trig Reviews

Feeling rusty with your Algebra and Trig?
These two-hour sessions provide an opportunity for you to brush up with a review which highlights not only the basics, but many of the interconnections often unvisited in the progress of a usual course.
Tuesday 28 January 2020 - 7:00-9:00 PM Malott 406 Algebra Review
Thursday 30 January 2020 - 7:00-9:00 PM Malott 406 Trig Review

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Worried about math? Whether you are studying for a prelim or brushing up on forgotten algebra, we can relieve your math anxiety. For best results seek help early and often!

Other worries? Here are:

Tutoring daily (except Saturdays) when classes are in session during the school year, through Finals until the last Math Final Exam. Experienced tutors are available at no charge for individual and small-group tutoring. We work on a Walk-In basis.

• Our Main Office 256 Malott
• Weekdays 10:00am - 4:30pm
• Sunday Evenings 7:30pm - 10:00pm Use upper entrance opposite Bailey Hall
• North Campus Room 3331 at the Tatkon Center
• Tuesday 7:30-9:30pm
• Wednesday 7:30-9:30pm
• Tutor Schedule

While tutors in the Math Support Center have varying areas of expertise, we have found that:

any tutor may be helpful in any subject
• directly knows the material.
• can get you started and refer you to another tutor who may be more facile with the kind of help you need.

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## Free Tutoring

### The MSC and MSC2 are on Pause until further notice: Perhaps until the start of Fall Semester.

To avoid helping inappropriately given the variety of Semester End Assesments, MSC2 Closed the last week of Classes .

 MSC2 Zoom Meeting Space Last updated: Sat, 16 May 2020 23:34:38 GMT All times shown are "Ithaca Time" which is currently EDT (4 hours earlier than GMT)

The MSC and MSC2 are on Pause until further notice: Perhaps until the start of Fall Semester.

The MSC operates on the premise that you will learn mathematical concepts best by doing problems and practicing regularly. Study capsules and tutoring assist in refreshing your memory, filling gaps in your math background, reinforcing class work, helping on difficult topics, or reviewing for exams. MSC services are available weekdays and Sundays throughout the semester.

Free Tutoring: Experienced tutors are available for FREE individual and small-group tutoring. We work primarily on a walk-in basis. A schedule of our hours and who is on duty is shown below and is also posted outside 256 Malott Hall.
Review sessions are held at the start of the semester for students wanting to review some pre-calculus topics.
Independent Study Capsules address topics from pre-calculus to calculus and allow students to work at their own pace. Most are now available on line.
A small library of math texts helps students to broaden their understanding of mathematical concepts.
Our Survival Kit is filled with suggestions for succeeding in a Cornell math class.

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• We work on a walk-in basis, so stop on by!

## Prelim/Finals Schedule:

Due dates for Final Projects, Final Papers, and Take-Home Exams are set by the university based on class meeting times.

## Private Tutoring

Want a private tutor? Please start by using our free tutoring service. You may be able to get your questions answered right in the MSC. If you decide you really want private tutoring, you can ask among the tutors you have found helpful in the MSC. If none are available for private tutoring, leave your contact information with:
• For Mathematics courses: Betsy Collins in the Math Department office. Betsy maintains a list of graduate students who might be available to tutor you. This is a paid service (not free) and the rate for tutoring usually starts at around $30 an hour. You can then make arrangements privately. • For Statistics courses: Barbara Oh in the LSC. ## Capsules: • Math Support Center Capsules: Free Independent Study Capsules for assorted topics students often find to be troublesome. Capsules range from a page or two in length to small booklets. Most are now available as .pdf files. ## Library: • A small library of math texts helps students to broaden their understanding of mathematical concepts. • Our Survival Kit is filled with suggestions for succeeding in a Cornell math class. ## Contact: Director: Kelly Delp, 227 Malott Hall. Cornell University Department of Mathematics web links in: Math Department > MSC ## Learning Strategies Center: The Learning Strategies Center is the central academic support unit at Cornell University that provides undergraduate students with tutoring, supplemental courses, and facilitated study groups for Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics and Physics. Assistance in improving general study skills is available through semester long courses, workshops, individual consultations, and web site resources. • http://lsc.cornell.edu/ • Notes and Worksheets from the Learning Strategies Center Mathematics Branch support courses: • MATH 1005, 1006, 1011, and 1012 which meet weekly to supplement lecture material, answer questions, and provide tips for effectively learning the material in MATH 1105, 1106, 1110, and 1120. Students who enroll in a support course receive one transcript credit (depending on college) and tutoring services. There are no exams or homework assignments. Students receive S/U grades determined by attendance only. Students who do not wish to enroll are invited to attend the classes but cannot utilize the tutoring services. ## Other Resources Anti Stress Kit As featured on the central pillar in the MSC! * Check out this free PDF book about Math Tutoring with ideas for both tutors and tutees. ### Math Related On-Line Videos on various math topics On-Line graphing Calculator Applications for Smart Phones and Computers: • Wolfram Alpha Mobile App https://products.wolframalpha.com/mobile/ -- provides a delightful front end to www.WolframAlpha.com (see below for more about Wolfram Alpha). Modest cost, but provides access to many of the features of Wolfram Alpha Pro. • GeoGebra https://www.geogebra.org/ has an assortment of software available at no charge with versions for nearly every computational device imaginable. Other generally useful math resources: • A search on a math topic will usually return links to material on Wikipedia and Mathworld, both of which are generally excellent. • Excellent Blog written by Timothy Gowers, Editor of The Princeton Companion to Mathematics • Another amazing blog by Terence Tao, prolific mathematician, and Fields Medalist • Yet another blog by a guy who has done a lot of illustrations for Wikipedia • Great collection of sites with special emphasis on teaching. As you become a more independent learner, the distinction between teacher and student becomes less useful. • Wolfram Alpha actually performs various mathematical operations and volunteers a bunch of related information. Used wisely, you can learn an incredible amount exploring the further information it provides. ### We're Hiring! MSC Jobs Information and application below. ### Recent Changes: <--/twikiTopRow--> MSC2 is MSC in the new normal. 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