Mathematics Support Center
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. Experienced tutors are available at no charge for individual and smallgroup tutoring. We work on a WalkIn 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 7:309:30pm
 Wednesday 7:309:30pm
While tutors in the Math Support Center have varying areas of expertise, we have found that: any tutor may be helpful in any subject either because your tutor:
 directly knows the material.
 can help you to think about it.
 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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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 smallgroup tutoring. We work primarily on a walkin 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 precalculus topics.
Independent Study Capsules address topics from precalculus 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.
 We work on a walkin basis, so stop on by!
Due dates for Final Projects, Final Papers, and TakeHome 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, start by asking 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: Melissa Totman in the Math Department office. Melissa 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
OnLine Videos on various math topics
OnLine graphing Calculator
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.
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