Mathematics Support Center

Cornell University Mathematics Support Center

Worried about math? Whether you are studying for a prelim or brushing up on forgotten algebra, we can relieve your math anxiety. For best results seek help early and often!

Tutoring daily except Saturday when classes are in session during the school year. Experienced tutors are available at no charge for individual and small-group tutoring. We work on a Walk-In basis.

  • Our Main Office 256 Malott
    • Weekdays 10:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sunday Evenings 7:30pm - 10:00pm Use upper entrance opposite Bailey Hall
  • North Campus Room 3331 at the Tatkon Center
    • Tuesday 7:30-9:30pm
    • Wednesday 7:30-9:30pm

While tutors in the Math Support Center have varying areas of expertise, we have found that:

any tutor may be helpful in any subject
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either because your tutor:
  • directly knows the material.
  • can help you to think about it.
  • can get you started and refer you to another tutor who may be more facile with the kind of help you need.

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Free Tutoring

Tutor Schedule

256 Malott Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
10:00 Oliver, Shuli, Vivek Vivian, Oliver Zoe, Oliver Alex, Xiaoying, Todd Shuli, Vivek * *
10:30 Oliver, Shuli, Vivek Vivian, Oliver Zoe, Oliver Alex, Xiaoying, Todd Shuli, Vivek * *
11:00 Willy, Alex, Zoe Vivian, Oliver, Raghav Willy, Zoe, Alex Alex, Todd Alex, Arjun, Raghav * *
11:30 Willy, Alex, Zoe Vivian, Zach, Raghav Willy, Zoe, Alex Vivian, Zach, Todd Alex, Arjun, Raghav * *
12:00 Willy, Alex, Zoe Zach, Sam, Arjun Willy, Alex, Zoe Vivian, Zach, Todd Raghav, Alex, Arjun * *
12:30 Willy, Alex, Todd, Zoe Zach, Sam, Arjun Willy, Alex, Ari Vivian, Zach Raghav, Alex, Todd * *
1:00 Willy, Todd Ari, Alex Willy, Ari, Todd Ari, Alex, Ted Willy, Xiaoying, Todd * *
1:30 Harry, Vivek Ari, Alex Willy, Todd, Vivian Harry, Ari, Alex, Ted Harry, Willy, Xiaoying * *
2:00 Harry, Sam, Vivek Ari, Alex Vivian, Zoe, Todd Harry, Ari, Ted Harry, Vivek, Matt, Xiaoying * *
2:30 Harry, Sam Alex, Tophy, Ted Vivian, Oliver, Zoe Harry, Tophy Ted Harry, Vivek, Matt, Xiaoying * *
3:00 Harry, Sam, Arjun Xiaoying, Matt, Tophy Oliver, Zoe, Arjun Harry, Sam, Matt, Xiaoying Harry, Vivek, Matt * *
3:30 Harry, Sam, Arjun Xiaoying, Matt Oliver, Zoe, Arjun Harry, Sam, Matt, Xiaoying Harry, Vivek, Matt * *
4:00 Sam, Arjun Xiaoying, Matt Zoe, Arjun Harry, Sam, Matt Harry, Vivek, Matt * *
7:30-10:00 * * * * * * Dick
North Campus * Tatkon Center Room 3331 Tatkon Center Room 3331 * * * *
7:30-9:30 * Oliver, Matt Vivian, Zoe * * * *

The MSC operates on the premise that you will learn mathematical concepts best by doing problems and practicing regularly. Study capsules and tutoring assist in refreshing your memory, filling gaps in your math background, reinforcing class work, helping on difficult topics, or reviewing for exams. MSC services are available weekdays and Sundays throughout the semester.

More... Close Free Tutoring: Experienced tutors are available for FREE individual and small-group tutoring. We work primarily on a walk-in basis. A schedule of our hours and who is on duty is shown below and is also posted outside 256 Malott Hall.
Review sessions are held at the start of the semester for students wanting to review some pre-calculus topics.
Independent Study Capsules address topics from pre-calculus to calculus and allow students to work at their own pace. Most are now avsailable on line.
A small library of math texts helps students to broaden their understanding of mathematical concepts.
Our Survival Kit is filled with suggestions for succeeding in a Cornell math class.

  • We work on a walk-in basis, so stop on by!

Private Tutoring

Want a private tutor? Please start by using our free tutoring service. You may be able to get your questions answered right in the MSC. If you decide you really want private tutoring, start by asking among the tutors you have found helpful in the MSC. If none are available for private tutoring, leave your contact information with:
  • For Mathematics courses: Melissa Totman in the Math Department office. Melissa maintains a list of graduate students who might be available. You can then make arrangements privately.
  • For Statistics courses: Quincy Loney in the LSC.

Prelim/Finals Schedule:

Due dates for Final Projects, Final Papers, and Take-Home Exams are set by the university based on class meeting times.

Capsules:

  • Math Support Center Capsules: Free Independent Study Capsules for assorted topics students often find to be troublesome. Capsules range from a page or two in length to small booklets. Most are now available as PDF .pdf files.

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  • A small library of math texts helps students to broaden their understanding of mathematical concepts.
  • Our Survival Kit is filled with suggestions for succeeding in a Cornell math class.

Contact:

Director: Kelly Delp, 227 Malott Hall.

Cornell University Department of Mathematics web links in:
Math Department > Support > MSC

Learning Strategies Center:

The Learning Strategies Center is the central academic support unit at Cornell University that provides undergraduate students with tutoring, supplemental courses, and facilitated study groups for Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics and Physics. Assistance in improving general study skills is available through semester long courses, workshops, individual consultations, and web site resources.

  • http://lsc.cornell.edu/
  • Notes and Worksheets from the Learning Strategies Center Mathematics Branch support courses:
    • MATH 1005, 1006, 1011, and 1012 which meet weekly to supplement lecture material, answer questions, and provide tips for effectively learning the material in MATH 1105, 1106, 1110, and 1120. Students who enroll in a support course receive one transcript credit (depending on college) and tutoring services. There are no exams or homework assignments. Students receive S/U grades determined by attendance only. Students who do not wish to enroll are invited to attend the classes but cannot utilize the tutoring services.

Other Resources

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* Check out this free PDF book about Math Tutoring with ideas for both tutors and tutees.

Math Related

On-Line Videos on various math topics

Other generally useful math resources:

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Math Support Center Hours Open Tutoring Schedule: Tutoring daily except Saturday when classes are in session during the school year. Experienced tutors are available ...
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MSC Tutor Schedule Last updated: GMT 256 Malott Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 10:00 ...
Tutor Expertise While tutors in the Math Support Center have varying areas of expertise, we have found that: any tutor may be helpful in any subject : ) either because ...
Math Support Center Hours Open Tutoring Schedule: Tutoring daily except Saturday when classes are in session during the school year. Experienced tutors are available ...
Math Support Center Sign In Sign Out Form An ancient (designed for Windows 98!) laptop is installed in the MSC as a dedicated station for students to sign in/out and ...
Math Support Center Capsules Compact study capsules address topics from pre calculus to calculus, provide another view of topics students often find troublesome and ...
Algebra and Trig Reviews Reviews of Algebra and Trigonometry are held at the start of each semester to help you brush up on the essentials of these topics. The reviews ...
Math Support Center Tutor Dick Furnas The old fart with really white hair. Likes to let you think he's helping you, but really you have to figure it out ...
The Ant Stress Kit ...as featured in the Math Support Center! :pdf: Anti Stress Kit: Download a copy of your very own!
Becoming a Better Math Tutor A local copy of the PDF is also available: Local copy of the licensed book: /Becoming a Better Math Tutor.pdf :pdf: Becoming ...
Prelim Schedule Data from http://registrar.sas.cornell.edu/Sched/prelims.html Also useful: http://registrar.sas.cornell.edu/Sched/exams.html Hint: The ...
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Convergence Tests Divergence Test Statement: \mbox{ \small If $\lim {k \rightarrow \infty} u k \ne 0$ then $\sum u k$ diverges.} Comment: \mbox{ \small If ...
Famous Series Geometric Series 1 x x^2 x^3 ... \left \{ \begin{array}{l} \mbox{ \small $ \frac{1}{1 x}$ if $ x 1$ } \end{array} \right. \mbox{ \small ...
Infinite Series Strategy Sheet Know the Famous Series Did I mention you should know the Famous Series ? Test for Divergence Unless you immediately recognize ...
Infinite Series: A Synopsis Famous Series Useful Limits Useful Inequalities New Series From Old Convergence Tests %INCLUDE{ConvergenceTests % Tips for Series ...
New Series From Old Series are just functions built of sums and products and can be manipulated like any other function. The relatively short list of FamousSeries ...
Useful Inequalities Always a. \sin{x} \le 1 a. \csc{x} \ge 1 a. \cos{x} \le 1 a. \sec{x} \ge 1 a. \sin{x} \le \tan{x} a. n^2 1 \le ...
Useful Limits ...for working with sequences and series. Exponentials \lim {h \rightarrow 0} (1 h)^{\frac{1}{h}} e \lim {n \rightarrow \infty} (1 \frac{1}{n} ...
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