Mathematics Support Center

Cornell University 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!

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

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

any tutor may be helpful in any subject
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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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Free Tutoring

Tutor Schedule

The MSC is a Zoom Meeting Room

Find us at: http://math.cornell.edu/msc
The schedule below is approximate since tutors prioritize their exams, assignments, papers and projects.

Last updated: Tue, 13 Oct 2020 13:41:40 GMT
All times shown are "Ithaca Time" which is currently EST (5 hours earlier than GMT)
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MSC2 Zoom Meeting Space Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Sat Sun
Globe 7:00 AM Henrique Henrique Henrique Henrique Henrique    
Globe 7:30 AM Henrique Henrique Henrique Henrique Henrique    
Globe 8:00 AM Sonya Reiley Ryan Reiley Ryan    
Globe 8:30 AM Sonya Reiley Ryan Reiley Ryan    
10:00 AM Arthur, Ely Meghana, Ryan, Takema Ryan, Justin Clarice, Arthur, Meghana Ely, Clarice, Ryan    
10:30 AM Arthur, Ely Meghana, Ryan, Takema Ryan, Justin Clarice, Arthur, Meghana Ely, Clarice, Ryan    
11:00 AM Ely, Arthur, Nathaniel Meghana, Ryan, Sonya Ely, Arthur, Justin Arthur, Meghana, Takema Ely, Clarice, Ryan    
11:30 AM Ely, Tik, Nathaniel Meghana, Nathaniel, Sonya Ely, Arthur, Alejandro Meghana, Nathaniel, Takema Clarice, Alejandro, Nikita    
12:00 PM Ely, Tik, Nathaniel Nathaniel, Sonya Victor, Nathaniel, Alejandro Meghana, Nathaniel, Takema Nathaniel, Alejandro, Nikita    
12:30 PM Ely, Nathaniel, Arthur Nathaniel, Sonya Nathaniel, Victor, Ely Takema, Alejandro, Reiley Nathaniel, Nikita, Sonya    
1:00 PM Meghana, Victor, Arthur Nikita, Alejandro Nathaniel, Clarice, Ely Reiley, Alejandro Nathaniel, Nikita, Sonya    
1:30 PM Victor, Justin, Meghana Nikita, Alejandro Clarice, Victor, Henrique Reiley, Nikita Nikita, Takema    
2:00 PM Meghana, Reiley, Justin Nikita, Alejandro Victor, Justin Reiley, Nikita, Nathaniel Justin, Takema    
2:30 PM Reiley, Justin, Tik Justin, Nikita Victor, Justin Clarice, Nathaniel, Nikita Justin, Takema    
3:00 PM Takema, Reiley, Tik Justin, Reiley Arthur, Takema, Victor Clarice, Arthur, Nathaniel Ely, Reiley, Takema   .
3:30 PM Reiley, Takema Ely, Arthur, Reiley Arthur, Takema, Ryan Ely, Arthur, Clarice Ely, Reiley, Ryan    
4:00 PM Reiley, Takema Ely, Arthur, Reiley Arthur, Takema, Ryan Ely, Arthur, Clarice Ely, Reiley, Ryan    
7:30-9:30 PM       Nathaniel, Cissy, Clarice, Reiley, Sonya Justin, Cissy, Henrique, Nathaniel, Sonya Globe Henrique Globe Nathaniel, Cissy

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.

More... Close 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.

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

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. You can then make arrangements privately.
  • For Statistics courses: Quincy Loney in the LSC.

Prelim/Finals Schedule:

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

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 .pdf files.

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  • 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 > Support > 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

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* 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

Other generally useful math resources:

We're Hiring! MSC Jobs Information and application below.

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