The Mathematics and Computer Science Tutoring Center (MTC) offers the following services:
FREE Drop-In Math and Computer Science tutoring for all 100- and 200-level math and computer science courses, FREE help with GRE Math questions, FREE calculator rental with your CatCard, Free LSAT courses each fall and spring semester, and FREE appointments for some math and cs classes (contact the MTC at 828-227-3830 or email the directot at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information).
Our Peer Educators (tutors) mainly help students with Mathematics and Computer Science. That is, we assist learners who are in courses that have a MATH or CS prefix. We are mainly a drop-in tutoring center so you do not need to make an appointment to use our services. You can simply come by Stillwell 437 and check in at the kiosk with your catcards, take a seat, and ask us for help with your math and/or computer science course(s). If you have questions, please email Sibley Bryan at email@example.com.
The Mathematics and Computer Science Tutoring Center (MTC) works along with the Writing and Learning Commons (WaLC) to provide FREE tutoring services for WCU students and support services for WCU faculty and staff. The MTC is currently located in Stillwell 437 (within the MCS Department), and we are closely connected with the Math and Computer Science Department.
Face to Face Drop-in Tutoring: Drop-in Tutoring for Math and Computer Science courses is available when the MTC is open. You DO NOT need an appointment! Please, just stop by Stillwell 437, and bring your textbook(s), notes, and whatever else you are working on that is related to your math or computer science class.
One-on-One Appointments: Some appointments for math and computer science classes may be available starting the second or third week of classes. Learn how to make an appointment through myWCU
Please Note: Students should attend any and all tutoring sessions prepared to work. You must try your assignments on your own first. We will NOT do your work for you. If you need help just figuring out how to succeed in your classes, there are staff who can help. Just ask us! Email Sibley, Eve, or the WaLC or come in an see us or call us. We are here to help you succeed!
To get the most out of your visit to our center, it is extremely important that you have been attending your class(es) regularly. That means completing or attempting to complete your assignments, participating in class, and following whatever your instructor, lecturer, or professor has outlined as the expectations for your success in the course(s), before and after your tutoring session(s).
Our peer tutors will not do your work for you. Our peer tutors will not write code for you. We can offer assistance, but students must be the ones doing the coursework. If you have questions about a homework problem, a mathematical or computer science concept, or class assignment, we expect you to have tried to complete these on your own first. Having struggled with the material before you schedule an appointment with us will actually help us do our job. You will not learn mathematics or computer science without some effort on your part as the student, so please keep that in mind while you are working with our peer tutors. Bring specific questions to the drop-in center and/or your appointment(s) so that you can let us know exactly where you are getting frustrated, confused, or lost. We don't always know all of the answers, but we can help you work through a challenging problem so you can hopefully complete the next one on your own.
Drop-in Tutoring Program:
WE WANT YOU TO DROP IN TO SEE US! Peer tutors are available during regular hours to help with homework, review concepts, study skills, and to answer questions about math and computer science courses. Just go to Stillwell 437. Please check in at the Kiosk and if you are not sure about something please just ask someone in the Center for assistance. PLEASE BE PATIENT, as our tutors can typically only take one client in at a time; if you find yourself waiting for longer than a few minutes, you can either come back or keep waiting. These hours may shift at the beginning and end of the semester, or over the course of the semester in response to how busy we are. If this schedule does not work for you, please let the Director know your concerns so other options can be discussed. You can reach out to Sibley Bryan, MTC Director, by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also e-mail our Administrative Support Specialist, Eve Cook, at email@example.com and she can assist you.
The MTC library is full of resources, free for you to use, and you can email the Director,
Sibley Bryan, and he will work with you to access these helpful resources. Please call or email today! 828.227.3830 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Sibley Bryan at email@example.com to arrange to borrow a calculator or stop by 437 Stillwell and just ask to borrow
a caluculator. We will ask that you leave your catcard in exchange for the calculator.
Course-Specific Tutoring Appointments:
Make an appointment today! Although we are mainly a drop-in tutoring center, we do have some tutors who are able to offer appointments, in addition to their drop-in schedule. Be aware that one on one appointments may not be available for your math course. Most of our appointments are for 100-level MATH and CS courses. We also have private rooms that are used for small group and one-on-one tutoring sessions, and other spaces around Stillwell and Apodoca.
Visits to appropriate classes:
At the beginning of each Fall and Spring semester, visits to 100-level mathematics and computer science courses are made by the Director and/or other trained MTC representatives. You can request a visit by emailing Sibley or Eve.
The MTC offers informational presentations about the GRE by request. Email Sibley or Eve for more information. We also offer an LSAT prep class for FREE each fall and spring semester - email Sibley or Eve for more information, and if you are listed as a Pre-Law student then keep an eye on your catamount email for upates each semester concerning these LSAT prep classes. Visit our Graduate and Professional Exam Preparation page to learn more about resources to help you prepare for the GRE, LSAT, and other pre-professional exams!
Before becoming a tutor, students must be eligible for Student Employment. Please familiarize yourself with the Student Emplyment Procedure and Eligibiltiy Requirements before applying to the MaCS Tutoring Center.
A student's first and best resource for their mathematics and/or computer science course(s) is the professor or instructor teaching the course(s). Students should make every effort to meet with their professor or instructor, early on in the semester, if and when they feel the need, as a best practice for student success. Keep in mind that there is no substitute for: showing up for class prepared, engaging in classroom lectures, participating in discussions and completing assignments, doing the homework, reading the textbook(s), taking good notes, and asking questions. Below, you will find a list of decent websites that can assist with understanding certain math and computer science concepts, but always consult with your professor before using these resources so that you understand their preferred methods and practices.
*For other questions about mathematics tutoring, please contact Sibley Bryan, MTC Director (firstname.lastname@example.org, 828.227.3830).