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Mathematics Assistance Center

Whether you're interested in theoretical mathematics, applied mathematics, or teaching mathematics, we will help you build a foundation in Mathematics for a successful career in a technological society and a competitive global environment.

Things aren't adding up? We're here to help. Our tutors can lend a hand with everything from basic algebra to intermediate-level statistics. You'll learn how to clarify new information, demonstrate problem-solving skills and work through example problems. You're not alone. We're here to help you succeed.

Tips for Students

Visiting

Don't wait. Visit the MAC-Library or MAC-Towers as soon as you need help. There is no need to schedule and appointment. All math tutoring is on a walk-in basis.

When you arrive, sign in and complete all information legibly.

Prepare for tutoring sessions by attending class, reading the textbook, reviewing your class notes, attempting homework problems and writing down your questions before arriving.

Bring your textbooks, syllabus, notes, calculator and any attempted work with you.

Tutoring

The purpose of tutoring is to give you additional help and explanation for mathematics concepts being taught in your courses. Tutors will not help you do entire homework sets assigned by your instructor, but they will give you help on a few select problems.

You CAN expect tutors to:

  • Work with you as soon as possible after you arrive.
  • Answer questions and help clarify new information.
  • Demonstrate problem-solving skills.
  • Work through example problems.

You CANNOT expect tutors to:

  • Do you homework assignment for you.
  • Substitute as your instructor when you have missed class.
  • Know all the answers to every question.
  • Substitute for you own hard work.

You are welcome to come as many hours as you wish to receive help. Tutoring really does help! A student who attends the math center regularly has a 60% higher chance of receiving a grade of C or better in their math course. Many student have found tutoring to be extremely beneficial and return for more help with other mathematics courses.

Become a Tutor

Tutors are essential to the success of the Mathematics Assistance Center. If you are interested in becoming a tutor, you should be able to:

  • Answer a student's questions thoroughly.
  • Help clarify course materials.
  • Demonstrate problem solving skills.
  • Work through example problems with students.
  • Attend tutor training sessions as necessary.

Qualifications and Requirements

To become a tutor at the Mathematics Assistance Center, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete college mathematics courses through at least Calculus II.
  • Earned an A or A- in the majority of your math courses.
  • Maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Application Process

When positions are available, the director of the Mathematics Assistance Center will set up interviews with qualified applicants who have completed and submitted the online application.

Submit an unofficial copy of your transcript to:

Department of Mathematics
Central Michigan University
ATTN: Reggie Becker
Pearce Hall 214
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859

Please have a faculty member complete the recommendation form and submit their response to the address on it.

On campus tutoring

MAC - Library
Park Library, Room 370

  • Monday - Thursday: 9am-9pm
    • MTH 101-233 and above
    • STA 282-382
    • PSY 211
    • SOC 200
    • BUS 300

MAC - Towers
Troutman Hall, Room 002

  • Sunday - Thursday: 5-9pm
    • MTH 101-132
    • MTH 217

Summer MAC
Park Library, Room 370 or Online

  • Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: 4-7pm
    • Summer MAC hours end on August 12, 2021

Tutoring for other courses is possible depending on demand and availability of tutors. For more information call 989-774-2290 or email  MathAC@cmich.edu.

Online/off campus tutoring

Tutoring services are available via the internet, telephone and email for students registered in Online/Off-Campus Programs courses only.

Request Tutoring

Tutoring is free and simple to obtain. If you are in an online/off-campus course, MAC 000 should appear in your course list on Blackboard. In the MAC 000 Blackboard shell is an announcement detailing all of the options for getting assistance. Please contact the MAC toll-free at 1-800-950-1144 x2290 if you have questions with the online registration form.

Online tutoring via WebEx

To receive mathematics or statistics help online, visit our WebEx room. Once there, we'll place you in a breakout room with one of our tutors.