Types of Tutoring



Drop-In tutoring sessions feature the traditional 1-on-1 peer tutoring, but tutors will also work with small groups of students. Sessions are scheduled by course, and the schedule can be seen here .


Study groups are a relatively new feature for some MSC courses and we hope in the near future to expand them for other courses. At the beginning of the semester students are given the opportunity to request a study group of approximately five students. This group is assigned a tutor. The tutor’s role is to mentor the group on whatever aspects of the course the students wish to work on. The tutors and groups meet at a time and location of their choosing.


Work groups are an integral feature of the Applied Calculus course.   In the future, work groups may be used in other courses. Students assemble groups at the beginning of the semester and are then assigned a tutor. The groups are assigned weekly tasks by their professor; the tutor’s role is to assist the students in completing the task. Students receive course credit for this work. They meet weekly at a time and place of their choosing.


Workshops are offered periodically by the Math Support Center, usually for specific technology components of courses. The most frequently offered workshop is for Mathematica.