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Mathematics Assistance Center

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.

    Important information


    • Library location: Monday/Wednesday/Thursday - 4-7 p.m. (5/8, 5/9, 8/5, 8/7, and 8/8 will be online only)
    • Towers location: Closed for the summer

    Important dates

    • First Day:  Wednesday, May 8
    • Closed:  Memorial Day (5/27)
    • Closed:  Independence Day (7/3 & 7/4)
    • Online Only:  5/8, 5/9, 8/5, 8/7, 8/8
    • Last Day:  Thursday, August 8

    Mathematics tutoring for on-campus students


    Park Library, Room 370
    Mon/Wed/Thu 4-7 p.m.

  • MTH 101-233 and above
  • STA 282/382/392
  • PSY 211
  • SOC 200
  • BUS 300
  • MAC-Towers

    Troutman Hall, Room 002
    Sunday-Thursday: 5-9 p.m.

  • MTH 101-132
  • MTH 217
  • Summer MAC

    Park Library, Room 370 or Online
    Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays: 4-7 p.m.

  • Begins: May 8
  • Ends: August 8
  • Tutoring for other courses is possible depending on demand and availability of tutors. For more information call 774-2290 or email

    Notes/Advice: All tutoring is walk in and we will try to help as many students as we can, but some hours are just busy than others and we only have a certain number of tutors available at a given time, so whether seeking help in person or online:

    Remember: We CANNOT help you with quizzes or tests; we can help with homework, reviewing examples from notes, etc.

    Online tutoring via WebEx

    To receive mathematics or statistics help online, simply click here to be taken to our WebEx room. Once there, we will place you in a breakout room with one of our tutors.

    Tips for students


    • Don't wait!  Visit the MAC-LIBRARY OR MAC-TOWERS as soon as you need help.  There is no need to schedule an appointment.  All math tutoring is on a walk-in basis.
    • When you arrive, sign in to the binder.  Please 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 textbook, syllabus, notes, calculator and any attempted work with you.


    The purpose of tutoring is to give you additional help and explanation for mathematical 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 your homework assignment for you.
      • Substitute as your instructor when you have missed class.
      • Know all the answers to every question.
      • Substitute for your 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 C or better in their math course. Many students 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 material.
    • 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:
    Completed college mathematics courses through at least Calculus II

    • Earned an A or A- in the majority of your math courses
    • Maintained a cumulative GPA or 3.0 or higher

    Application process

    When positions are available, the director of the Mathematics Assistance Center will set up interviews with qualified applicants.

    To have a completed application file, you must:

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