During open hours, tutors in the Center will monitor our virtual Teams Channel on a laptop. Outside of open hours, tutors are not required to respond to your message on Teams, but may sign in to do so if they are able. To visit the Channel virtually, please fill out the sign-in form here: bit.ly/MCLA_math_SIGNIN and then check your e-mail for an automated message describing how to proceed to our Teams Channel.
After a successful first four years, MCLA is continuing to run the Mathematics Help Drop-In Center, a place for students with any questions related to mathematics.
Among our tutors, we have the ability to assist with the mathematics portions of problems from any course in any department on campus, as well as the ability to help students studying for the mathematics portions of exams like the MTEL, GRE, and TEAS. The Center is free for the MCLA community to use, and all MCLA students, faculty, and staff are welcome to drop in—no appointment necessary!
Tips in this section were adapted from Hofstra University's page.
Robert Leonard (2023) is a physics major from Watertown, MA. He offers tutoring in all introductory physics courses, Calculus 1-3, Differential Equations, and Modern Physics. He also has experience programming in Java and C++. Robert is currently enrolled in Electricity & Magnetism, Mathematical Physics, Statistical Thermodynamics and Intro to Python.
Robert works Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 8-9pm, and also Mondays and Wednesdays 11am-12pm.
Tarcisio Ramos is an Interdisciplinary Studies Major with a minor in Math and Leadership. He is originally from Brazil and has been in the Berkshires for the last 9 years and counting. He has taken Calc I-III, and Intro to Stats.
Tarcisio works Mondays and Tuesdays 10am-12pm and Mondays 6-7pm.
Holly Swanson is a computer science major and IT, math, and business administration
minor from Poquoson, VA. She has taken Intro to Statistics, Calculus I-II, Intro.
to Mechanics, Database, and Physics for Superheroes.
Holly works Sundays through Thursdays 7-9pm.
Megan is from Ashby Ma, and she’s majoring in psychology and philosophy. She has taken Intro to Statistics and has tutored for this course in the past. She’s happy to help psych students with research and statistical work as well as general statistics students. Though not strictly mathematician, she can also help students with logic problems in philosophy courses.
Megan works Tuesdays 10am-2pm.
Include This Blurb in your Syllabus
The Math Help Drop-In Center is now open in-person as well as virtually on Microsoft Teams! To get in-person help with any math question from any course, please visit the Feigenbaum Center for Science & Innovation, Room 101 from 6-9pm Sunday through Thursday, and from 10am-12pm on Mondays and Wednesdays. To get online help, follow this link: bit.ly/mcla_math_signin (case-sensitive), then fill in the sign-in sheet and follow the instructions that arrive in your e-mail inbox. Our tutors are friendly, supportive, and ready to help!
Use Pre-Tests in your Class
Ungraded pre-tests can often help students decide early whether they will need help with the mathematics that an upcoming course topic entails, and such evaluations can often be given in five minutes, or as take-home assignments. For templates on particular topics, please e-mail Erin Kiley at email@example.com .