# Mathematics Support Center

## Cornell University Mathematics Support Center

### 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

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!

## Free Tutoring in Malott 256:

Experienced tutors are available on a walk-in basis for free individual and small-group tutoring.

Open for walk-in:

• Weekdays ~10:00am - 4:30pm
• Tuesday and Wednesday 7:00-9:00pm North Campus Court-Kay-Bauer Red Lounge
• Sunday Evenings 7:00-11:00pm Use upper entrance opposite Bailey Hall

Evening hours 7:00-9:00pm on North Campus!

• Tuesdays we are in Room 122 in Court-Kay-Bauer
• Wednesdays we are in Room 122 in Court-Kay-Bauer

• Check out this free PDF book about Math Tutoring with ideas for both tutors and tutees.

### Contact:

Director: Maria Terrell, 256 Malott Hall.

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 avsailable 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.

Cornell University Department of Mathematics web links in:
Math Department > Support > MSC

## Free tutoring

Experienced tutors are available at no charge for individual and small-group tutoring. We work on a Walk-In basis, Room 256 Malott Hall.

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 get you started and refer you to another tutor who may be more facile with the kind of help you need.

### Tutoring Schedule: This page was last loaded on 2020-12-02 - 15:53

• Weekdays ~10:00am - 4:30pm
• Sunday Evenings 7:00-11:00pm Use upper entrance opposite Bailey Hall

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

### Private Tutoring

If you think you might want a private tutor, please start by using our free tutoring service. You may be able to get your questions answered right in our office. If you decide you really want private tutoring, we can put the word out to people who might be available. You can then make arrangements privately with them.

## 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.

## 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.

## Available Information

### 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
• 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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