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Protip: Also a place to find a study buddy!:

Please visit during priority hours if you can.

General Math Support Center
Priority Hours: Ithaca Time THIS WEEK! Subject to change!
Weekdays: Globe 7:00 - 9:00 AM,
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
MWF 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Closed Weekends: Sleep and relax!
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Meeting Room available: Almost any time. Use it to meet with others and study together. If priority hours don't work for you, you can stop by and speak up. I may be within earshot. Give me a few minutes to respond. Otherwise, try again later.

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Want to give us FeedBack? What works? What doesn't? Have a concern?

  • 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 Cissy (yh383) or Dick (ref2)
    3. use this anonymous form: https://forms.gle/jAchmvfzrhEHB1Lp8
  • If you'd like to keep updated on changes to the MSC hours during Spring 2021, enter your preferred email here: https://cornell.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9N7OYSjJceA5bVz
  • If you have any concerns, especially on circumstances that may prevent you from getting the help you need, please make sure to email Henrique (hcz5) or Cissy (yh383) or Dick (ref2) about it (else, it'll be harder for us to get back to you and figure something out!)

Bulletin Board:

  • MSC Scheduled hours
    • began 8 February 2021 with limited staffing.
    • are fully staffed beginning 15 February 2021.
  • The Tatkon Center Academic Resources Fair
    Wed, Feb 10, 4:30-6pm Discover Cornellís amazing academic support network at this virtual fair. Learn about the Learning Strategies Center, Math Support Center, Economics Tutoring Center, Cornell Writing Centers, Office of Undergraduate Biology, Language Resources Center, Cornell Information Technology, Department of Chemistry, and the programs of the CU Library, Public Service Center, Tatkon Center, and the Office of Engagement Initiatives. Zoom in and talk or text with staff and peers from these vital campus resources.

Favorite Mathematicians

Contribute to our list of Favorite Mathematicians! Famous or obscure, some are largely unknown because they were women, engineers, surveyors or some combination of less recognized groups. Check out the list. You can add to the list if you have a Cornell login. In most cases, the name in the list corresponds to the primary Wikipedia page for that person so you can readily learn more. We draw from this list to name Breakout Rooms in the MSC Zoom Meeting.

Zoom 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.
Recommended: The short link http://zoom.ref2.net redirects you directly into the MSC Zoom meeting.
The link http://www.math.cornell.edu/msc redirects to the MSC home page

Zoom Skilz

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.

Tutor Schedule

The MSC is a Zoom Meeting Room

Find us at: http://math.cornell.edu/msc and this schedule at the short link: when.ref2.net
The schedule below is our startup schedule for the second week of classes.
These hours WILL change and adapt in subsequent weeks of classes.

Last updated: Tue, 23 Feb 2021 19:38:37 GMT
All times shown are "Ithaca Time" which is currently EST (5 hours earlier than GMT)
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[ when.ref2.net ] Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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Globe 8:00 AM Clarice Reiley Sonya Reiley Reiley recharge recharge
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10:00 AM Dick Dick Dick Dick Dick recharge recharge
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11:30 AM Dick Dick Dick Dick Dick recharge recharge
12:00 PM Reiley, Sagnik, Alejandro Ely, Nikita, Henrique Sagnik, Takema, Reiley Ryan, Ely, Nikita Arthur, Amy, Nikita recharge recharge
12:30 PM Reiley, Sagnik, Alejandro Ely, Nikita, Henrique Sagnik, Takema, Reiley Ryan, Ely, Nikita Arthur, Amy, Nikita recharge recharge
1:00 PM Reiley, Sagnik, Alejandro Justin, Victor, Alejandro Sagnik, Takema, Cissy Ryan, Sagnik, Alejandro Arthur, Meghana, Nikita recharge recharge
1:30 PM Reiley, Sagnik, Ryan Ely, Victor, Alejandro Reiley, Sagnik, Cissy Ryan, Sagnik, Alejandro Arthur, Meghana, Nikita recharge recharge
2:00 PM Reiley, Sagnik, Ryan Ely, Margaret, Nathaniel Reiley, Sagnik, Cissy Ryan, Margaret, Nathaniel Arthur, Meghana, Nikita recharge recharge
2:30 PM Reiley, Clarice, Amy Takema, Margaret, Henrique Margaret, Ryan, Amy Margaret, Justin, Nathaniel Arthur, Meghana, Nikita recharge recharge
3:00 PM Arthur, Clarice, Amy Arthur, Takema, Henrique Margaret, Ryan, Amy Margaret, Justin, Takema Justin, Meghana, Ryan recharge recharge
3:30 PM Arthur, Nathaniel, Amy Arthur, Takema, Henrique Margaret, Ryan, Sonya Margaret, Tik, Takema Justin, Meghana, Ryan recharge recharge
4:00 PM Arthur, Nathaniel, Sagnik Arthur, Takema, Henrique Tik, Ryan, Sonya Margaret, Tik, Takema Justin, Meghana, Ryan recharge recharge
4:30 PM Sonya, Clarice, Sagnik Justin, Clarice, Ely Sonya, Nathaniel, Tik Sonya, Justin, Ely Clarice, Sonya, Amy recharge recharge
5:00 PM Sonya, Clarice, Margaret Justin, Clarice, Ely Sonya, Nathaniel, Ryan Sonya, Justin, Ely Clarice, Sonya, Amy recharge recharge
5:30 PM Sonya, Margaret, Clarice Justin, Clarice, Ely Sonya, Nathaniel, Ryan Sonya, Justin, Ely Clarice, Sonya, Amy recharge recharge
6:00-7:30 PM nap thumbs up exams thumbs up recharge nap thumbs up exams thumbs up recharge nap thumbs up recharge recharge
7:30 PM Nathaniel, Meghana, Takema exams thumbs up recharge Nathaniel, Clarice, Ely exams thumbs up recharge Nathaniel, Justin, Ely recharge recharge
8:00 PM Nathaniel, Meghana, Takema, Belle1106 exams thumbs up recharge Nathaniel, Clarice, Ely exams thumbs up recharge Nathaniel, Justin, Ely recharge recharge
8:30 PM Nathaniel, Meghana, Takema, Belle1106 exams thumbs up recharge Nathaniel, Clarice, Ely exams thumbs up recharge Nathaniel, Justin, Ely recharge recharge
9:00 PM Nathaniel, Meghana, Takema exams thumbs up recharge Nathaniel, Clarice, Ely exams thumbs up recharge Nathaniel, Justin, Ely recharge recharge
9:30 PM-7:00 AM sleep sleep sleep sleep sleep sleep sleep

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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
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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.

Free Tutoring

Tutor Schedule

Tutor Schedule

The MSC is a Zoom Meeting Room

Find us at: http://math.cornell.edu/msc and this schedule at the short link: when.ref2.net
The schedule below is our startup schedule for the second week of classes.
These hours WILL change and adapt in subsequent weeks of classes.

Last updated: Tue, 23 Feb 2021 19:38:37 GMT
All times shown are "Ithaca Time" which is currently EST (5 hours earlier than GMT)
Globe indicates the Early Morning time slots especially for international time zones Globe
MSC_Logo
MSC_Website_qr-code.png
[ when.ref2.net ] Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
thumbs up
Sunday
thumbs up
Globe 7:00 AM Henrique Henrique Henrique Henrique Henrique recharge recharge
Globe 7:30 AM Henrique Henrique Henrique Henrique Henrique recharge recharge
Globe 8:00 AM Clarice Reiley Sonya Reiley Reiley recharge recharge
Globe 8:30 AM Clarice Reiley Sonya Reiley Reiley recharge recharge
9:00-10:00 AM nap thumbs up nap thumbs up nap thumbs up nap thumbs up nap thumbs up recharge recharge
10:00 AM Dick Dick Dick Dick Dick recharge recharge
10:30 AM Dick Dick Dick Dick Dick recharge recharge
11:00 AM Dick Dick Dick Dick Dick recharge recharge
11:30 AM Dick Dick Dick Dick Dick recharge recharge
12:00 PM Reiley, Sagnik, Alejandro Ely, Nikita, Henrique Sagnik, Takema, Reiley Ryan, Ely, Nikita Arthur, Amy, Nikita recharge recharge
12:30 PM Reiley, Sagnik, Alejandro Ely, Nikita, Henrique Sagnik, Takema, Reiley Ryan, Ely, Nikita Arthur, Amy, Nikita recharge recharge
1:00 PM Reiley, Sagnik, Alejandro Justin, Victor, Alejandro Sagnik, Takema, Cissy Ryan, Sagnik, Alejandro Arthur, Meghana, Nikita recharge recharge
1:30 PM Reiley, Sagnik, Ryan Ely, Victor, Alejandro Reiley, Sagnik, Cissy Ryan, Sagnik, Alejandro Arthur, Meghana, Nikita recharge recharge
2:00 PM Reiley, Sagnik, Ryan Ely, Margaret, Nathaniel Reiley, Sagnik, Cissy Ryan, Margaret, Nathaniel Arthur, Meghana, Nikita recharge recharge
2:30 PM Reiley, Clarice, Amy Takema, Margaret, Henrique Margaret, Ryan, Amy Margaret, Justin, Nathaniel Arthur, Meghana, Nikita recharge recharge
3:00 PM Arthur, Clarice, Amy Arthur, Takema, Henrique Margaret, Ryan, Amy Margaret, Justin, Takema Justin, Meghana, Ryan recharge recharge
3:30 PM Arthur, Nathaniel, Amy Arthur, Takema, Henrique Margaret, Ryan, Sonya Margaret, Tik, Takema Justin, Meghana, Ryan recharge recharge
4:00 PM Arthur, Nathaniel, Sagnik Arthur, Takema, Henrique Tik, Ryan, Sonya Margaret, Tik, Takema Justin, Meghana, Ryan recharge recharge
4:30 PM Sonya, Clarice, Sagnik Justin, Clarice, Ely Sonya, Nathaniel, Tik Sonya, Justin, Ely Clarice, Sonya, Amy recharge recharge
5:00 PM Sonya, Clarice, Margaret Justin, Clarice, Ely Sonya, Nathaniel, Ryan Sonya, Justin, Ely Clarice, Sonya, Amy recharge recharge
5:30 PM Sonya, Margaret, Clarice Justin, Clarice, Ely Sonya, Nathaniel, Ryan Sonya, Justin, Ely Clarice, Sonya, Amy recharge recharge
6:00-7:30 PM nap thumbs up exams thumbs up recharge nap thumbs up exams thumbs up recharge nap thumbs up recharge recharge
7:30 PM Nathaniel, Meghana, Takema exams thumbs up recharge Nathaniel, Clarice, Ely exams thumbs up recharge Nathaniel, Justin, Ely recharge recharge
8:00 PM Nathaniel, Meghana, Takema, Belle1106 exams thumbs up recharge Nathaniel, Clarice, Ely exams thumbs up recharge Nathaniel, Justin, Ely recharge recharge
8:30 PM Nathaniel, Meghana, Takema, Belle1106 exams thumbs up recharge Nathaniel, Clarice, Ely exams thumbs up recharge Nathaniel, Justin, Ely recharge recharge
9:00 PM Nathaniel, Meghana, Takema exams thumbs up recharge Nathaniel, Clarice, Ely exams thumbs up recharge Nathaniel, Justin, Ely recharge recharge
9:30 PM-7:00 AM sleep sleep sleep sleep sleep sleep sleep


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.

  • 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: Heather Peterson in the Math Department office. Heather 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 .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

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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:

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

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